2016 Year in Review

Adios 2016,
Welcome 2017!

Hope you’ve had an amazing start to the new year! SocialCops HQ greeted 2017 with loads of hustle and bustle — we launched our brand refresh, had an amazing annual planning session, and soft launched the next version of our data intelligence platform.

Before diving headlong into the new year, we took a step back and reflected on last year. 2016 was a year of massive growth for us at SocialCops. Our team doubled in size, the data we processed grew by 10x, and we hit a scale that we never imagined during our plans for 2016.

Partnering to Confront Critical Problems through Data Intelligence

In 2016, we had the opportunity to deploy our platform and partner with organizations that were working to confront critical challenges facing humanity. Here are some of our key partnerships from the year.

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Data Driven Governance — A Lever for Impact

We forged an ambitious partnership with the Tata Trusts to deploy our platform for better data-driven governance in India. Our platform is being used to drive rapid village development and build model data systems. Read more.

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50 Million Women and India's Next 10,000 LPG Centers

As data intelligence partners, we helped the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas track their national scheme to provide LPG subsidies to 50 million BPL women. Our platform was also used to plan the best locations for the next 10,000 LPG centers, based on ensuring LPG access for every person in India.

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Spain, Germany, and Ice Cream Vans

We partnered with Unilever to deploy our platform to improve its targeting of European marketing campaigns with publicly available data.

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89 National Ministries, One Dashboard, Live KPI Tracking

We partnered with the Quality Council of India and the Niti Aayog to deploy our platform and create one dashboard that could track key performance indicators and action points for India's 89 national ministries and key focus sectors.

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8 Million Fund, 31 Public Data Sources, Agriculture in India

The Gates Foundation leveraged 31 public data sources and our visualization platform to optimize their $8 million investment for small and marginal farmers in Bihar, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh. They used this data to ensure that their investment would create the maximum impact. Read more.

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National Mobile Audits for the Swachh Bharat Mission

Auditors from the Quality Council of India, armed with Android devices, conducted nationwide audits to certify cities as Open Defecation Free. The audits were carried out on our mobile-based data collection tool, Collect. Find out more about Collect.

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Tackling Crime and Safety in Malaysia

We partnered with Frost & Sullivan to deploy our platform to visualize neighborhood-level data about citizen perception of safety in Johor. The dashboard empowered the police to focus on specific areas that needed support.

Some Numbers That Defined Our 2016

91,953,777 data points collected

...through our mobile-based data collection tool

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33,653,636,666 data points processed

...through our data intelligence platform

25 dashboards live

...built on Visualize, our data visualization tool

20 new folks joined our team

The SocialCops family is growing fast — interested in joining us?

116,000 readers

...checked out our blog for data resources, stories, and insights in 2016.

Check out our blog

Some Pats on the Back!

Fortune India 40 Under 40 List

Did you spot us on the cover of Fortune Magazine, 40 Under 40 edition?

Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 List

We were proud to be included on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list for 2016.

Press & Media

During the Chennai floods, SocialCops used its platform to assess damage and manage relief inventory. Their platform is being used to plan a model constituency using data on health, sanitation and poverty and help Uttar Pradesh curb maternal mortality.

Fortune India 40 Under 40
2015 and 2016

A data exchange that has myriad uses — from governments deciding healthcare allocations or a marketer pondering in which villages a brand of toothpaste should be introduced.

SocialCops Tackles Real World Problems with Data Intelligence
Economic Times

SocialCops helps tackle big problems with big data.

Forbes India 30 Under 30, 2015
Forbes Asia 30 Under 30, 2016

Did You Catch Us in Any of These Events?

TEDx GatewayTEDx Gateway — Asia’s largest TEDx event.
Fifth ElephantWe spoke about data and agriculture at India’s largest big data conference. Read more.
City of the HagueWe were invited by the city government of the Hague to leverage data to solve local problems.
Think Tank InitiativeWe spoke in Bangkok to share best practices of data collection and visualization with think tanks in South Asia.
ISBWe spoke at the Public Policy panel in the ISB Leadership Summit for key IAS officers from the Government of India.
TEDx Gateway

TEDx Gateway

Fifth Elephant

Fifth Elephant

City of the Hague

The Hague

Think Tank Initiative

Think Tank Initiative - Bangkok


ISB Leadership Summit

What Our Year Was Like, From the Horse’s Mouth

Introducing a New SocialCops!

We spent last year working on our brand refresh, and we're excited to welcome 2017 with a brand new website, fresh look, and our data intelligence platform.

Check out our new website