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In the News March 27, 2020

How can data science help with crisis response and COVID-19?

By Atlantic Council

On March 27, 2020, Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist at Dun and Bradstreet, and Dr. David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a live video discussion hosted by Michael Krigsman, Founder of CxOTalk title “Using Data Science for Crisis Management.”

In this video, Anthony and David discussed the importance of data science as a way of getting through crises, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. They both highlight both the importance of employing data science to ask better questions during a crisis instead of believing there will be a definitive “truth” during an evolving response. Anthony and David emphasize that data science at its best is about guiding better responses to an evolving crisis. They also point out the limitations of bringing together disparate data sets and the need for both open data science as well as expert data scientists working together. The video concludes with the recognition that COVID-19 is catalyzing a global shift that was already happening in terms of employing data science to ask better questions and thus take more informed actions in turbulent environments.

This video is part of a collection of videos by the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center regarding how new technologies and data can assist with the COVID-19 response and long-term recovery.

The GeoTech Center champions positive paths forward that societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.

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