Nancy Roberts: Solving wicked problems and #MillionPeopleMarch
Rappler talks to Nancy Roberts, co-founder and co-director of the CORE Lab, on tackling wicked problems from the bottom up.

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to Nancy Roberts, co-founder and co-director of the CORE Lab, a start-up developing new data collection and analytic capabilities within the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Roberts is also the co-author of Transforming Public Policy: Dynamics of Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She has also edited two books – The Transformative Power of Dialogue and Direct Citizen Participation. As an author and editor of books, her work focuses on public entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic management, stakeholder collaboration and complex networks among other things.

Roberts will talk about the immense power of the Internet to connect problems to solutions. She says we might one day use the Internet to collectively tackle what she calls “wicked problems” — problems so complex they defy all definitions and cannot be objectively answered. Her

At Rappler and Google’s first summit #ThinkPH: The Internet, Big Data and You, Roberts says the world is only in the beginning phase of using the Internet to solve even bigger problems from the bottom up.

Watch the interview below.


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