NATHAN EAGLE – is the CEO of Jana, currently teaching at MIT and Harvard. He discussed the role of mobile data as a proxy indicator of socio-economic wellbeing – from mobile phone movement patterns to predict the spread of Malaria in Kenya to his research on social networks which identifies communication diversity as a key indicator of an economically healthy community. He introduced participants to JANA, and the capabilities of mobile phone surveys and global samples sizes using free airtime as a participation incentive in emerging economies.
Slides: NATHAN EAGLE : Take the Pulse of “the Next Billion”
Research Paper: Network Diversity and Economic Development