Kalev Hannes Leetaru PhD; Founder, GDELT Project

One of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, Dr. Kalev Hannes Leetaru is a global advisor to governments, NGOs and the world’s largest corporations to help them solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges in an ever more uncertain world. His GDELT Project fundamentally transformed modern global risk forecasting, becoming one of the most iconic and largest real-time open graphs over Planet Earth. For more than a quarter-century, his landmark studies have been at the forefront of reimagining how we understand our world through some of the largest datasets and computing platforms on the planet.