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Data Collaboratives: A Conversation with Tom Kalil of Schmidt Futures

Last fall, Schmidt Futures provided a grant to UC Berkeley’s Division of Data Sciences, with the goal of identifying specific opportunities for new and expanded data collaboratives by engaging our students, faculty, and external partners.

Recently, we caught up with Tom Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures, to learn more about the motivation for this grant.  Tom Kalil is no stranger to the UC Berkeley campus, having served as Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology from 2001-08.  Previously, Tom worked for both President Clinton and President Obama, and helped to design and launch dozens of science and technology initiatives in areas such as nanotechnologyneuroscience, and data science.

Read the Q&A here.