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Data-Driven Innovation in Qatar

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Data Driven Innovation in Qatar
Presentation for the Data-Driven Innovation Workshop in MENA
DDI-MENA.org
February 21, 2016
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Data-Driven Innovation in Qatar

  1. 1. Window into Data-Driven Innovation in Qatar Heather Leson February 21, 2016 DDI-Mena.org Cairo, Egypt Textontechs.com @heatherleson qcri.org.qa
  2. 2. Kasra.co
  3. 3. DOHA, LAST 40 YEARS 1987 1992 2001 2014 1972 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. Data acquired via data.un.org 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  4. 4. Supporting Units
  5. 5. Startup Ecosystem
  6. 6. Qatar National Development Strategy Doha has grown exponentially [...] but the capital lacks the benefits that urban green spaces [...] sidewalks, bicycle lanes and tree-filled areas closed to automobile traffic ... Urban conditions over time would become more crowded, and more subject to noise and pollution. Bringing a green dimension to urban planningcould strengthen sustainability and make cities more liveable. The risk of respiratory disease and the strain of congested and sedentary living patterns would diminish for future generations. Health problems such as the high rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes would be lessened. The absence of green space is not inevitable.
  7. 7. Groundtruth Data Collection
  8. 8. Real-Time Traffic Monitoring ● QT2S: Collection and classification of traffic related tweets ● Continuous Real-time querying of Google Traffic API ● Qatar Traffic Profiling & Modeling ○ Geo: City, zone, district ○ Time: Hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly ● Usage: ○ Detection of abnormal behaviors ○ Predictions ○ Monthly Public reports ■ Commute status ■ Deadpoints
  9. 9. Human ComputingMachine Learning Machine Learning + Human Computing
  10. 10. Citizen Engagement with Social Data
  11. 11. Teaching the next Data Innovators
  12. 12. Source: The Simplified Census of Population, Housing & Establishments, 2015 Qatar, Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics Census Data can help Startups
  13. 13. Data is everywhere, be curious and create insights
  14. 14. Heather Leson Textontechs.com @heatherleson

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