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Lewis Wynne-Jones is the Head of Data Acquisition & Partnerships at ThinkData Works, a Canadian tech company that specializes in connecting organizations to new streams of external data. As the head of data acquisition, Wynne-Jones oversees the management and expansion of ThinkData Works’ data marketplace, where companies and individuals can browse and connect to hundreds of thousands of data sets, from open data to exclusive data feeds from third-party providers. He is an open government advocate with a focus on open data and digital transparency. Speaking engagements include the Government of Canada’s Digital Academy, Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s Cleantech Leadership Summit, and Orion’s THINK: Open conference.
ThinkData Works
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Head of Data Acquisition & Partnerships
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Data Science, AI, Business Analytics, IoT
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Lewis Wynne-Jones's Blog

Adapt or Die: why your business strategy is failing your data strategy

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A few years ago I took a call from an analyst at a hedge fund who was looking for external data that would, in his words, provide “alpha.” I explained that our company was connected to thousands of data sources and hundreds of thousands of public datasets; I told him that we were continuously pulling in open data from 70 countries, standardizing it through an ingestion pipeline trained against the largest catalogue of public data in the world, and serving it up…


Bridging the Digital Divide

Posted on October 31, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Why is data so important?

Despite being about as prevalent as electricity, it can be difficult to adequately explain how critical data is to the modern world. From business operations to tackling the environmental crisis, data is the key to unlocking insight and developing intelligent solutions across every sector. Although Big Data has been in the news for at least a couple of decades, other types of data are now getting air time as well. Open…


Want to be data-driven? Better start thinking about DataOps

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking data. Data is the key to unlocking insight, the secret sauce that will…


Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Yep. And it’s a big one.

There is a general consensus that when we talk about open data we are referring to any piece of data or content that is free to…


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