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.
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