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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Jake Kendall

Jake Kendall
Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Jake Kendall leads the research and innovation initiative of the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jake’s team manages FSP’s major research grants, data collection activities, and technology innovation projects. Previous to joining the Foundation, he spent time as an economist with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) housed in the World Bank. Jake holds a PhD in development economics from UC Santa Cruz and a BS in physics from MIT. Jake has also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer, a brand analyst for a major advertising firm, in the field of public key cryptography, and as a commercial fisherman.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E14 / 1 E15
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine), Mark Madsen (Teradata), krish venkataraman (Syncsort), Amy O'Connor (Cloudera), Bill Franks (Teradata Corporation), Jake Kendall (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Tricia Wang (Constellate Data ), Cecile Barbaroux (Schibsted Classified Media), Kristi Marotta (Allstate), Adam Devine (WorkFusion), Rahel Jhirad (Hearst), Alexander White (Next Big Sound), Jana Eggers (Nara Logics), Vincent Dell'Anno (Accenture), Fredrik Backner (Telia Company ), Bill Moschella (Evariant), Florin Trandafir (Nokia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
All-day: For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data-Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with big data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
1:30pm–1:45pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: 1 E14/1 E15 Level: Non-technical
Jake Kendall (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
The Financial Services for the Poor (FSP) team at the Foundation works to connect poor people to mobile payment platforms through which they can access digital financial services such as credit, savings, payment, and insurance. This session explores how our team has applied data science in our work, and will highlight some of the opportunities and challenges we see going forward. Read more.