Notes from the judge’s book about the Chivas Venture 2018, a pitch competition for social enterprise startups and an review of advice for future contestants
Category Archives: Data for Social Good
June 4, 2018: How do we build a world where our algorithms are attentive to social consequences? And, perhaps even more important, how do we reach a world where data and technology solve for social inequality?
May 1, 2018: The data collected, released, and produced by the government has the potential to be leveraged for social good, but concerns about privacy and citizens’ rights are paramount.
April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.
March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.
March 13, 2018: Proposed Guiding Principles for Opportunity Zones to Fuel an Inclusive Economy and Drive Social Impact
March 8, 2018: The Beeck Center hosted a dinner to present a Blockchain Ethical Design Framework and host a moderated discussion on actionable strategies for the responsible development and implementation of blockchain.
January 22, 2018: What blockchain really introduces is the opportunity for a power shift. It can give users the tools to trust the intermediary and control their own data.
January 17, 2018: A project that seeks to develop a framework for privacy and ethics in the implementation of blockchain in support of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
November 27, 2017: A community of data evangelists within government is important. Having steady input from outside will make that community stronger.
November 20, 2017: Only by providing a guide to the government and taking the risk off of individuals can we devise a plan that might live up to open data’s potential.
November 13, 2017: The availability of open data poses challenges across many sectors. Here are four challenges which exist for leveraging data for better policy-making.
July 26, 2017: Data aggregation in healthcare seeks to improve health outcomes by providing physicians with a better picture of the context in which disease manifests.
By adopting an integrated approach, government – operating as a platform for service delivery – can pursue fundamental, systemic solutions to social problems.
March 1, 2017: What’s community mapping and how can we leverage it to drive civic engagement? Learn about The St. Louis Map Room, a pop-up community space for map-making and dialogue around civic data.
We were pleased to host Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation and Revolution, to give his book talk on his “The Third Wave.”
How can we build a more innovative government in the next presidential administration? Hear about our recommendations in our latest report.
Georgetown University’s Beeck Center Expands Team; Obama Administration Top Official Carlos Monje Jr. Joins as Senior Fellow
We need more than tools to create a 21st century government. It requires focusing on the nuts and bolts of governing, investing in a management structure, and allowing for innovations to scale.
After years of watching Washington policymakers fight over the budget and the deficit, I think it’s past time for us to acknowledge that these conversations — about the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and so on — are simply missing the point.
There is much discussion about the precise opportunities for integrating digital tools or information communication technologies (ICTs) into the political sphere.
Cities are gaining momentum as incubators for innovation. There is much excitement about the idea of cities as “laboratories of democracy.” As a result, cities can learn best practices from one another. Sharing this information can build a strong foundation to amplify and encourage experimentation.
In the 2012 presidential election, 18 to 29 year olds made up over 21 percent of the eligible voting population. Despite this, only 50 percent of millennials voted. In the recent midterm elections, only 13 percent of millennials voted.
Citizen science is an increasingly popular way for ordinary citizens to engage with science and civic innovation across a variety of subject areas and mediums.
Welcome back to the continuing series, Warlord Leadership Lessons, your handy how-to guide for advancing practical solutions, in confusing times, to our most vexing challenges.
As Todd Park, U.S. technology advisor in Silicon Valley and former Chief Technology Officer noted, data derives value from its application and uses.
GU Impacts fellowship connects Georgetown University students with local communities around the world, through program partners including non-profit organizations, businesses, and government initiatives.
Growing up, although my parents took turns driving the family car, my mom was always the one who made sure we actually got to where we were going.
There are many conversations concerning “civic technology,” or “civic tech” and the opportunities for leveraging digital tools to benefit the public.
Working toward inclusive governance takes a multi-stakeholder model. Government cannot – and should not – do it alone.
There is an emerging range of tools — from open data to do-it-yourself science — that can more tangibly connect citizens with the science policy that impacts their daily lives.