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Continuing highlights from last week’s Global Philanthropy Forum, two more to consider in the context of how the social sector can build a better information infrastructure, i.e. a better platform upon which we can manage data and innovate to gain a few good steps on the problems we’re trying to solve.

Mayur Patel, Vice President of Strategy and Assessment for the Knight Foundation talks about data as an asset. If data continues to evolve into a dominant and highly fungible currency of our time, what is the responsibility of philanthropy?

Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse, Office of The Secretary-General takes us into the actual workings of big data. What can we do with it today in the social sector?