2504, 2018

Machines for Good – The human face of artificial intelligence

April 25th, 2018|Categories: AI & Machine Learning, Businesses, Care & Well-being, Charities, Data Analytics, Education & Employment, Energy & Environment, Foundations, Health, Justice & Rights, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises, Social Innovation, Strategy|

by Nicolas Ponset

There has been much commentary and debate about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to have a detrimental impact on society from being a threat to our data privacy to destroying employment. Whether these concerns prove legitimate or not, AI and more specifically machine learning will be a force for good for the social sector. To help organisations better understand what AI could mean for them, we are launching a series of articles illustrated by recent social deployments, along with practical methodologies and tools. We hope that these articles will help you to begin your own AI journey […]

2111, 2016

Taking control of your analytics journey

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Businesses, Charities, Data Analytics, Foundations, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Innovation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

by Nicolas Ponset, Chief Executive at Aleron

The quantity of data being generated each year is increasing exponentially. The opportunity to use data to transform how organisations operate, manage talent, and create value is growing at a similar rate. But, data on its own doesn’t provide executives and other decision makers with valuable insights. In fact, when a coherent approach to data collection and analysis is lacking, working with data can fast become burdensome, expensive and distracting.

For data to deliver any meaningful value for an organisation, the information must be directly relevant to their strategic objectives. Furthermore, there must be a […]

1602, 2016

Leaders Series: Noel Gordon Non-Executive Director of NHS England

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Foundations, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

This month we interviewed Noel Gordon, Non-Executive Director of the NHS and Chair of Specialised Services Commissioning Committee, as part of our Leaders Series. After an early career focused on corporate restructuring, Noel was first exposed to social entrepreneurship at Ashoka, where he then became involved in consulting and mentoring a diverse range of social entrepreneurs.

We discussed the major transformations and innovations taking place in the NHS today, as well as how his past experiences in the private sector contributed to his work and insight in the social sector.

1201, 2016

Leaders Series: Muna Wehbe CEO of the Stars Foundation

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Foundations|Tags: , , , |

We are pleased to introduce our new series of interviews: the Leaders series. To kick off 2016, we interviewed Muna Wehbe, CEO of Stars Foundation.  Set up in 2001, the Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally. We discussed Muna’s career path, the funding choices of Stars Foundation and its impact on NGOs.