Good Data

An Optimist's Guide to Our Digital Future

Sam Gilbert
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A rethink of everything you thought you knew about data, privacy and the future of Big Tech. Good Data examines the incredible new ways this information explosion is already helping us, and explains why the best is yet to come.


'An essential read' Diane Coyle, University of Cambridge

'We are currently living in a moment of extreme pessimism about data. This book will change your mind.'

It's impossible to escape digital technology. And with that comes fear. But whatever the news has told you about data and technology, think again. Data expert and tech insider turned Cambridge researcher Sam Gilbert shows that, actually, this data revolution could be the best thing that ever happened to us.

Good Data examines the incredible new ways this information explosion is already helping us - whether that's combating inequality, creating jobs, advancing the frontiers of knowledge or protecting us from coronavirus. We are standing on the edge of greatness, we just need to know how to get there.

'A great read and really thought-provoking ... Challenges the surveillance capitalism narrative'
Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC

'Good Data weaves some thorny issues into a story that is positive, interesting, easy to read and provides valuable insight'
Peter Turner, Chief Commercial Officer, Avast

Author bio:

Sam Gilbert is an affiliated researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. An expert in data-driven marketing, he was employee number one and chief marketing officer at Bought By Many, an award-winning fintech start-up named as one ofWired's hottest start-ups in Europe and ranked 13th in theSunday Times TechTrack100 list of the UK's fastest-growing companies in 2018. Previously, he was head of strategy and development at the data company Experian and head of consumer finance at Santander. Sam also advises early-stage tech businesses on growth strategy and digital marketing. He lives in London and Copenhagen.Good Data is his first book.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781787396333
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck
Pub Date: May 2022
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Databases