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Written Testimony by Stefaan G. Verhulst

Co-Founder, The GovLab, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University

Before the New York City Council Committee on Technology

Oversight Hearing: Smart City, January 19, 2021

Chairman Holden and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for allowing me the privilege to appear virtually…

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A shorter version of the below appeared in The Harvard Business Review on May 15, 2020

Twenty years ago, Kevin Rivette and David Kline wrote a book about the hidden value contained within companies’ underutilized patents. These patents, Rivette and Kline argued, represented “Rembrandts in the Attic” (the title of…

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To see the potential of data, we need to tap into the wisdom of bilinguals

(Reposted from apolitical)

“If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the questions, and only five minutes finding the answers,” is a famous aphorism attributed to Albert Einstein.

Behind this quote is an important insight about human nature: Too often, we leap…

Stefaan G. Verhulst

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