Jake Porway

What if all social changemakers took advantage of big data the way big companies do?

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About Jake Porway

Jake Porway is the founder and executive director of DataKind. He is an alumni of the New York Times R&D Lab and has worked at Google and Bell Labs. A recognized leader in the Data for Good Movement, he has spoken at IBM, Microsoft, Google, and the White House. He is also a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MS and PhD in Statistics from UCLA.

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About This Idea

DataKind™ harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity. They engage data science and social sector experts on projects addressing critical humanitarian problems and lead the conversation about how data science can be applied to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Launched in 2011, DataKind is headquartered in New York City and has Chapters in Bangalore, Dublin, San Francisco, Singapore, the UK and Washington DC.

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