Ari Popper led a panel discussion on data philanthropy with Todd Cunningham, Robert Foster, Prasanna Lal Das, Snorri H. Gudmundsson, Kyle Nel and Eric Meerkamper. “Data philanthropy can totally change the world. It is a radical idea, and a controversial idea,” began Ari.

Erik of RIWI said, “Data philanthropy is repurposing data for social good.” Pre-empting concerns about confidentiality, Eric said, “1% of data is competitive, 9% your competitors already know, and 90% is noise to you. You might have data that you think is junk that is valuable to others. A lot of initiatives don’t need personal customer information.”

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