Why Dirty Data Loves A Crowd

Ariel Seidman (Gigwalk)
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We all need clean, useful, validated data— but most of us don’t have an easy way to gather it and the data we do have is messy. Over the last year I’ve spent my time hanging with crowds —crowds of tech savvy, mobile-device enabled modern day distributed workers who are changing the way we should think about acquiring and managing data. These workers can convert a Masterpiece like Moby Dick into an artful expression by translating it into emoji —or they can walk across the nation validating in-store beer pricing, product placement and restaurant times. Hear some of the numbers behind these crowds and how startups like Gigwalk are changing the way we work.

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Ariel Seidman


Ariel Seidman is the CEO and co-founder of Gigwalk, a mobile application that is changing the way the world works by turning smartphones into second paychecks. Previously he led the product teams for Mobile Search & Discovery and HotJobs at Yahoo! Ariel is a recognized speaker on how mobile applications and the changing workforce. A San Francisco Bay Area resident, he has previously lived in Chicago, New York, Israel and France.


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