"The whole conversation about data often hides the facts that behind data there are people, there are humans, there are people like us. It sounds very abstract.
And I think a part of my work has been to try to humanize the conversation about data and turning them into raw material we can use to make our life better.
And this is a bit of a missing link in current research, which is focusing very much on the business potential of data, but not necessarely in the way which governments, cities and social companies can use these data to improve people lives.
The explosion of the data we are generating today is certainely a trigger for my own interest in trying to find a way to not only tap in the potential of those data to create value for few companies around the world but also to spread the added value of those data, and try to make sure they could be shared, to save people in a national disaster, or to improve the way we design policy.
And this is the philosophy of Data for Good. And we need legal solutions and public policy solutions to make this happen."