Big Data Index

Bringing Data & Communities Together for the Greater Good


Vision for Impact Report

How do we turn a complex conversation with diverse stakeholders and perspectives into a catalyst for collective action?

The Aspen Institute’s Socrates Seminar on big data brought together leaders from a variety of sectors and industries to discuss how the information revolution can provide open data to empower individuals, transform industries, and drive economic growth. Together, seminar participants envisioned a platform called the Big Data Index to address these issues.

Thicket documented the conversation about the Big Data Index and designed a model to represent the group’s conceptual framework for the intervention program. By being able to demonstrate its potential impact, the model also lays out metrics for a monitoring and evaluation program.