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The New Data Imperative

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The New Data Imperative

  1. 1. The Data Imperative<br />Holly Ross, NTEN <br />Kurt Voelker, Forum One Communications<br />
  2. 2. !<br />Ideas from:<br />The Big Idea: The Next Scientific Revolution<br />HBR, November 2010, by Tony Hey<br />
  3. 3. Jim Gray<br />1944 - 2007<br />
  4. 4. 3<br />Paradigms of Science<br />
  5. 5. Paradigm 1: Theory<br />Sorry Zeus, you’ve been voted off the island.<br />
  6. 6. Paradigm 2: Experimentation<br />Whereby the apple does not fall far from the tree, but it DOES fall.<br />
  7. 7. Paradigm 3: Computation & Simulation<br />I’m sorry Dave, you’re theory isn’t statistically significant.<br />
  8. 8. 4<br />Jim Gray Gave Us Another<br />
  9. 9. Paradigm 4: Data Mining<br />But who plays the part of the canary?<br />
  10. 10. ?<br />What does the data mining paradigm look like?<br />
  11. 11. Odds that Karl ends up back here?<br />Turns out, data mining can predict that.<br />
  12. 12. !<br />More is Better<br />
  13. 13. ?<br />And this is important to the nonprofit sector because…<br />
  14. 14. 1<br />The Data Paradigm Mandates that Nonprofits:<br />Use Data to Understand their Own Work Better<br />
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  16. 16. 2<br />The Data Paradigm Mandates that Nonprofits:<br />Use Other Data Sources to Contextualize their Work<br />
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  19. 19. 3<br />The Data Paradigm Mandates that Nonprofits:<br />Use Data to Tell Stories for Our Stakeholders<br />
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  23. 23. 4<br />The Data Paradigm Mandates that Nonprofits:<br />SHARE DATA<br />
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  25. 25. Discussion Q’s:<br />How do we raise the importance of data across the sector?<br />Funders: Can you make grantee reporting data valuable for more than your annual report?<br />What’s the sector’s data sharing manifesto? What would you sign?<br />What’s the low hanging fruit?<br />Can we structure unstructured data?<br />

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