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Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms buzz regularly (some may say permanently) with the gripes, complaints, disenchantments and other quirks of life and politics in Mongolia. Some justified and considered, some significantly less so. This is by no means unique to Mongolia and to a casual observer seems to be on the rise globally. 

Having lived in Mongolia for the past 13 years it has become an ever-present part of my life, a comforting topic of discussion, a mean to forge social bonds with peers. Expats, Repats and Mongolians alike often take a certain level of glee and no small pleasure in pointing out the failings, errors and inadequacies of a growing economy. 

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As rates of urbanisation continue to increase, society needs to better utilise its scarce urban resources. This can be achieved through the use of big data. “Big data” is a universal reality and a reflection of our society. As individuals we cannot avoid contributing to it nor can we avoid its wide spread (and largely unbeknownst) use. Big data has shaped our daily lives in ways that could not have been imagined a few decades ago ranging from traffic management to online purchases, taxes, insurance, finances, food and housing choices. This will only grow in significance and scope, big data is here to stay.

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