The next lecture was from Miguel Luengo-Oroz, a research director with UN Global Pulse. He told us of some projects, their limitations, and the hopes for big data within the UN. One example given was the use of cellphone data to map night schedules for public transport in South Korea. While Bruno’s lecture was more academic-focussed, Miguel’s lecture showed us how big data is being used, right now, in practise. It was a great juxtaposition of content.
5PM was not the end of the day for Big Data, however! After one and a half hours, we regrouped to join Centre for Innovation staff and the deputy mayor of The Hague, Ingrid van Engelshoven, for dinner at De Luca to enjoy a three-course meal.