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Peace Intelligence Cycle

Introduce Peace Intelligence (PI) as a parallel to Business Intelligence (BI), leveraging the best BI software, algorithms, and teams to integrate current data and present in real time in visualized dashboards building a self-sustaining PI cycle.

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Introduce Peace Intelligence (PI) as a parallel to business intelligence (BI), leveraging the best BI software, algorithms, and teams to integrate data from disparate sources and present in real time in visualized dashboards (e.g. www.domo.com), building a self-sustaining Peace Intelligence Cycle. The software API is designed around the water cycle, with data inputs as "Rays", big data algorithms and storage on the "Cloud" and visualizations and data reductions as "Drops." We introduce the Chief Peace Officer (CPO) in this framework as the critical decision-maker using the data to understand and direct response analogous to business CXOs.

RAYS

Rays represent a packaged source of data and could include many existing sources as well as new ideas (e.g. Raise a Red Flag, Stop Mass Sexual Violence, WINS). Rays are much more flexible and less limited than tweets, and can include any kind of digital data sources as has evolved in the latest BI software offerings / infrastructures.

CLOUD

Rays are collected in the Cloud (yes, The Cloud) where they are stored in preparation for requests from CPO's. This is where the BI software and algorithms run on the data.

DROPS

Drops represent the condensation of the data into high impact, relevant visualizations and data reductions. Drops can be assembled into customized dashboards for use by CPO's in understanding and decision-making.

CPOs

Chief Peace Officers have access privileges to the system. We introduce this concept as a parallel to the CXO in business and because controlling access to the assembled data may be important for security and safety. CPO's may also be the source of Rays in some cases. As users, consumers, decision makes, visionaries, CPOs query the system for information of interest to them. They set up their "dashboard" in a customized way that is optimal for the type of information they need to make their decisions / get their information.

Our concept is based on leveraging the current momentum, massive scale data management (input, manipulation, visualization, analysis) and huge market associated with the BI industry. We need to leverage this technology, used by the biggest companies in the world to maximize profitability, to prevent mass violence against civilians with the ultimate, audacious goal of world peace.


How does your idea gather AND verify information? How does your idea keep those who use it safe?

By integrating information in a single location, The Cloud, information can be cross-checked and correlated as a path to verification. We introduce CPO's (Chief Peace Officers) because controlling access to the assembled data may be important for security and safety.

How might your idea be designed to scale and spread to help as many people as possible?

Critical to the success of the PI Cycle is its widespread use by both sources of information as Rays, and CPO's as users of data. This is achieved by building extremely user friendly and functional UI's. This is at the heart of current BI capabilities. (see domo.com).

How might your idea make use of exisiting technology? Has your idea been tried in a different or related context?

Our concept is based on leveraging the current momentum, massive scale data management (input, manipulation, visualization, analysis) and huge market associated with the BI industry. We need to leverage this technology, used by the biggest companies in the world to maximize profitability, to prevent mass violence against civilians with the ultimate, audacious goal of world peace.

How could you begin prototyping this idea in a simple way to begin testing and refining it? Who would use your idea and/or who is using it now? Is your idea technically easy medium or hard to implement?

We see three ways of prototyping the idea with the BI industry: 1. License existing BI software and apply to PI - probably negotiate special license and engage the development teams in some level of customized support. 2. Partner directly with BI company building customized solutions for PI (this one is the most exciting). 3. Build an open BI platform with PI as the driver (full of technical risk and not truly leveraging the momentum and markets associated with current BI teams).

How is your idea adapted for conditions in hard-to-access areas, such as lack of internet and mobile access? Can users adopt it without much behavior change?

Regarding conditions and lack of internet and mobile access, certain Drops (distillations of information) could be designed with minimal bandwidth in mind. The issue of minimizing behavior change is very important in modern BI software. It is designed to assimilate information from many different sources IN CURRENT FORMATS, minimizing any need for behavior change with existing digital data.
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Arjan Tupan

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"Arjan - our concepts seem to be complementary in many ways and really like the idea of creating visualizations from the "negative" space of what is not there, so to speak."

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Sylvia Stein

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"It was great to brainstorm with you the other day Sylvia. I look forward to some reflective collaborating now that I've started to learn more about OPENideo!"

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Nathan Maton

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"Thanks to the OPENstorm session you hosted Nathan, I submitted my team's first idea!"

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Re: the social infrastructure to leverage the technical system, I think the CPO is great idea. An extension idea: Consider CPO's as place-based, representing a city (depending on size, perhaps a local team of CPO's; perhaps ones with specialities, such as dangerous sites (nuclear or chemical plant, for example, or large office buildings).

Going a bit further, consider a community of practice for CPO's to exchange ideas, methods, problems, tips, access to resources, etc. Consider ways that CPO's might cultivate local teams at the city level.

Re: cost. Given value of big data for _many_ uses--health, education, economy, housing, transportation, environment, crime, etc.--are there ways to leverage the PI design/system for other uses, thus help in cost-sharing for the system? Or, reversing the idea, leverage other Big Data systems to include PI system?

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