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How Big Data Solves the Toughest of Africa’s Problems: Q&A with Appfrica Founder Jon Gosier

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As a data scientist, social entrepreneur, and founder of data analysis startup, MetaLayer, Jon Gosier aims to make complex technological knowledge, once reserved for specialists, accessible to a broad audience. MetaLayer’s simple interface offers “Drag and Drop Data Science” to organizations and individuals like journalists, data analysts and NGO researchers who may lack staff or funding for costly data analysis. Gosier is used to big innovative thinking as the founder of Appfrica and organizer of the annual Apps4Africa competition, which has given away approximately $100,000 in cash prizes to African developers addressing local problems.

In this interview, Gosier discusses MetaLayer’s origins and how the company realizes its motto of “making the world’s information easier to understand, visualize, and share;” how big data can be leveraged to address NGO and government concerns across Africa; and why tech communities here, in the United States, and everywhere, should be concerned with technological innovation across Africa. Gosier also shares his thoughts on the future of data science and personal thoughts on his inspirations, favorite African literature, and an imaginary acceptance speech.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, How Big Data Solves the Toughest of Africa’s Problems: Q&A with Appfrica Founder Jon Gosier- SiliconANGLE.com

       

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