Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013

Foreign Policy magazine has named GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru as one of its Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, recognizing "the world's most exciting people … who have made a measurable difference in politics, business, technology, the arts, the sciences, and more." In its biography of Kalev, FP writes "Kalev Leetaru has a mind for the 21st century, but the soul of an ancient prophet. A master of 'big data,' Leetaru uses high-powered algorithms to analyze vast quantities of news reports and other publicly available intelligence, enabling him to see previously hidden patterns in economic and political developments." See the biography, take a look at the rest of the list, or see his interactive visualization of the global conversation.