“We are launching a new and innovative Big Data platform in Uganda with UNCDF and Dalberg Data Insight. This will allow public authorities in the country to take better decisions and make stronger assessments. Think of using social media data to strengthen disaster response or telecom data to enrich national statistics as a solid basis for human-centred policymaking. It is the first step of building a local data ecosystem, the beginning of a larger scale-up across emerging countries. We want to give the value of the data back to the people.”
Denys Sementsov joined Dalberg Data Insights as a Data Scientist. Prior to Dalberg, Denys worked in Consulting and IT, for companies in China, Germany, Ukraine and Belgium. He has five years of experience in designing Data Structures and Software Architectures for his own applications and third-party business solutions. Denys holds three master degrees in Applied Quantitative Economics, Management and International Business. He was awarded a Zhejiang University Scholarship for outstanding academic achievements.