presidential election Archive

The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

Over the last decade we’ve witnessed big data tackle issues such as crime, health care, climate change, and even how to select a movie. So, with the availability of ever-growing collections of political data, more sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, and the ubiquitous presence of social media, it is tempting to think that big data should be able to give us a completely accurate prediction of …

What it takes to secure the elections

While virtually every industry and domain is flourishing and being revolutionized by technological advances, more than three-quarters of U.S. citizens will vote for their next president on paper ballots this November. The main reason for this is concern over cybersecurity threats against the electoral system and process. In the wake of major breaches, such as the hacking of the Democratic National Convention and attacks against …

Why I’m giving my company Election Day off

Hicham Oudghiri Crunch Network Contributor Hicham Oudghiri is the CEO and co-founder of Enigma, an operational data management and intelligence provider that won TechCrunch Disrupt NY Battlefield 2013. How to join the network This year’s U.S. presidential election is confusing for everyone. The popularity contest that has become the election is diluting our time, attention and ability to think critically. Which is ironic, given …

Tech and the presidential race

Ayinde Alakoye Crunch Network Contributor Ayinde O. Alakoye is the founder and CEO of Hitch Radio. How to join the network For Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the technology industry seems to be lost. While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform in June that should excite software developers, Mr. Trump doesn’t pay much attention …