Higher Ground Labs' Shomik Dutta: "Nothing clarifies the mind like losing”
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Shomik Dutta, founder of Higher Ground Labs, to talk about funding democracy tech (3:30 ), what happened after 2016 (5:30 ), losing the technology edge every four years (9:10 ), transforming the Democrats’ technology stack (11:15 ), creating a master voter database (15:15 ), Reid Hoffmann’s role (18:30 ), how to avoid funding the next Cambridge Analytica (22:00 ), making political investments that are good business (27:15 ), why social media is the battleground (29:45 ), his lack of confidence in Facebook (32:20 ), greasing the wheels of mail-in voting (35:50 ), the importance of cyber security (37:00 ), and the run-up to November 3 (38:15 ).
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