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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Jen van der Meer

Jen van der Meer
Founder, Reason Street

Website | @jenvandermeer

Jen van der Meer is the founder and CEO of Reason Street, where she creates business models for social impact. A former Wall Street analyst and economist, Jen is a data doyen who masters the emerging edge of technological change. Throughout her career, Jen has practiced an approach that is equal parts data-driven and creative to understand and apply the opportunities for technology to transform the economy, society, and culture. Jen has held executive management roles at Organic, Frog Design, Dachis Group, and Luminary Labs. She was previously a partner at Drillteam where she developed innovation crowdsourcing programs for companies such as Target, Toyota, Nestle, and Neiman Marcus, earning the first social media programs in the industry. Jen organized the acquisition of Drillteam to Powered, Inc. in 2010, which was then merged into Dachis Group in 2011. She is actively engaged in the local startup community in New York City and is a vocal supporter of the open data movement. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU ITP and SVA’s Products of Design. Jen has a BA in comparative religion from Trinity College and an MBA from HEC in Paris. You can reach Jen at Jenvandermeer.org.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/1 E 13
Jen van der Meer (Reason Street), JOLENE JEFFRIES (GE Digital), David Boyle (Audience Strategies), Josh Laurito (Squarespace), Nitin Kaul (Merck & Co., Inc.), richard baumgartner (Merck), Vinee Kumar (Dept of Transportation), Joanne Chen (Truveris), Renee DiResta (New Knowledge), Jaya Kolhatkar (Walmart ), Ghazal Badiozamani (Elsevier), Mike Koelemay (Lockheed Martin), Erin Akred (DataKind), Michael Dowd (DataKind), Vinee Kumar (Dept of Transportation), Renee DiResta (New Knowledge), Madhuri kollu (Sabre), Tara Prakriya (Maana)
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