Robert Kirkpatrick of UN Global Pulse discusses how the simple data we produce everyday can be tracked to help predict global crises.

At the PSFK CONFERENCE NYC 2012 today, our diverse lineup of speakers are sharing valuable insights and ideas about technology, business and creativity.

Robert Kirkpatrick is the Director of the United Nation’s Global Pulse initiative and is an expert in mining social media, the open web and massive passive data to detect the early impacts of crises on vulnerable communities. His work has explored how to foster innovation in large organizations and ways that techno-social initiatives can enhance trust-building, information sharing, and decision making across boundaries. Robert is aware however, of the challenges of our connected modern world:

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