Honest Signals

Abstract: I will describe an analysis framework and initial results for building a `social physics' that can be used to model and predict productivity in organizations.

Professor Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland is a pioneer in organizationalengineering, mobile information systems, and computational social science.Sandy's focus isthe development of human-centered technology, and the creation of ventures thattake this technology into the real world.

He directs theDigital Life Consortium, a group of morethan twenty multinational corporations exploring new ways to innovate, andoversees theNext Billion Network,established to support aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets, and theEPROMentrepreneurship program in Africa. In1997, Newsweek magazine named him one of the 100 Americans likely to shape thiscentury.



Sandy Pentland