Posted by | March 29, 2021
Public Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and “Possibility Government”

When imagining the future of innovation, most people conjure up an image of Silicon Valley and the next billion-dollar tech-startup being run out of a garage. It’s an understandable relationship,...

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Annual Report
Posted by | March 1, 2021
Using Mobility Data for Good: the CMDN Annual Report

Camber’s first meeting with Dr. Caroline Buckee – the Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health – was a watermark event...

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Posted by | January 26, 2021
Vaccine Distribution, Deserts, and Data Analytics

Last week, President Joe Biden announced his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office. Equitably distributing a vaccine to that many Americans now stands...

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Camber - A Year in Review
Posted by | January 13, 2021
A Year in Review

Camber was founded to empower leaders with the high-quality data and insights they need to build a safer and more equitable world. Whatever else can be said of 2020, it...

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Posted by | January 8, 2021
“Dumb” Data, Government, and Doing Small Things Well

I recently was named a member of the Mayor’s Open Government Advisory Group. Among the things that the Group will be tasked with is “[e]stablish[ing] specific criteria for agency identification...

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Thanksgiving travel during the 2020 pandemic
Posted by | December 1, 2020
Thanksgiving Travel

Despite the fact that we’re seeing COVID-19 cases and deaths rise and most of the country under increasing risk, people still traveled more than they had in the prior weeks,...

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Collecting Mobility Data
Posted by | November 30, 2020
Collecting Mobility Data at the Edge

Raw data can be toxic. I’m not the first person to say this - that collecting, storing, and processing data should be treated as a dangerous process of refinement. When...

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Posted by | October 13, 2020
Policy Tradeoffs – A Subtle Lesson in Tech and Policymaking

Dave Zvenyach is a Camber advisor, helping us build bridges and develop thought leadership across policy, technology, and business as we leverage inspired data analytics for the public good.

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Posted by | September 29, 2020
Displacement, Gender Disparities, and Shelter Utilization after Hurricane Laura

According to long-term displacement data from Facebook, population displacement from Calcasieu Parish has been gender skewed to a degree that demands further investigation.

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Posted by | September 8, 2020
Humans and Machines, Empathy and Indifference

Seventy years ago, Albert Camus complained about the increasing cleanliness of the times: “We make love by telephone, we work not on matter but on machines, and we kill and...

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