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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 9-13, 2012

This week The Network featured an industry trailblazer and a global story about cities using data more efficiently. The Network also received a big honor from the Webby Awards. Check out these stories and more and see what is on tap for next week.

Featured Stories

1. Better Living Through Big Data by Steve Wildstrom

Steve shares information from San Francisco to London about how cities are using sensor networks and data analytics to monitor water quality and make parking easier.

2. Cities of the Future: Songdo, South Korea – Education

Don't miss this episode from the Songdo series. Episode 8 focuses on education in the International Business District. The new city features a state-of-the-art school at the forefront of innovation.

3. Network Trailblazers with Professor Jennifer Rexford by Scott Gurvey

If you call yourself a tech enthusiasts then this interview with Princeton University Professor Jennifer Rexford is for you. Rexford talks to Scott Gurvey about the future of network design and the intersection of technology policy and academia.

4. The Network Named Official Honoree at the 16th Annual Webby Awards

This week, The Network's Social Spoken video series was selected as an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Technology category. Social Spoken showcases the talents of world-class spoken word poets and features original poems that focus on the real-life uses and impact of the network on our daily lives. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement. If you missed it last summer, Social Spoken is worth checking out.

Now, take a look at what is coming up next week!

1. Innovation Leadership: A Conversation with Mark Chandler, Cisco's General Counsel
Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cisco, manages a team of 250 professionals. He is known within legal and business circles as a change agent. In this video Chandler talks about the steps he's taken to make legal services more efficient at Cisco...changes that have been recognized as nothing short of innovative by industry peers.

2. NASA Opens Space Data To Take On The World's Toughest Problems by Melissa Jun Rowley

If you like space and technology…you won't want to miss this one. NASA has updated its Open Government Plan with the intention of creating more transparency and community-driven collaboration between the Agency and the public. With open data at its core, the initiative is leveraging the cloud to benefit humanity.

Enjoy the weekend!