Internet has made sharing vast amount of data easier and
economical than ever before. Combined with new ways to
analyze data, we are starting to see the promise held by
innovation to improve health around the world, better
climates, and to positively impact countless other aspects
lives. But before this promise can be realized, we
need a global
forum for education and discussion relating to the social
concerns surrounding data collection and use.
Ultimately, we need to
reach reasonable and responsible consensus paths forward if
we are to
fully achieve the promises of data-driven innovation.
I believe that the DWEL project is extremely well positioned to play an important role in achieving this critical objective, and I very much look forward to the ongoing results of its efforts.
Chief Internet Evangelist
analytics are fundamentally changing our world. As
sensors continue to proliferate and this data continues to
converge, we will experience extraordinary societal benefits:
optimization of natural resources, breakthroughs in medicine,
and a deeper understanding of the universe we live in.
Unfortunately, this unstoppable and irresistible journey we
are on has far outpaced mankind's policies and laws.
It is with this in mind that I am enthusiastic about the DWEL project and hold high hopes that it will advance the global conversation, debate, and education in the area of information and analytics policy.
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics