Big Data Alone Isn't Enough to Spark City Innovation
MIT's Ceasar McDowell contends big data alone does not provide a full picture of the life of a community, arguing that high tech must be matched with high touch.
Cities are complex places that can lack the infrastructure and processes to stitch together their constituencies. Today, cities are innovating, but many times that innovation is laser focused around data, big data and getting more data. This only gives us a glimpse of the reality regarding citizen experiences within a city. In short, big data by itself is insufficient for innovation.