Data is critical to combating COVID-19. But stakeholders not being aligned around what they want to measure or what kind of outcomes are most helpful make data collecting challenging. That's the perspective of Paul Balas, who was previously the Chief Advisor. Advanced Analytics, at mining company Newmont. Paul is passionate about modeling information and is especially interested in how state and federal governments can better gather and share COVID-19 data.
Paul talked to us about how his analytics background gives him a unique perspective on the topic of COVID-19 data collection, how a people problem is contributing to the situation and how the private sector resolved similar data collection issues.