Jake Porway

Jake Porway
CEO, DataKind

Website | @jakeporway

Jake Porway is the Data Scientist in the New York Times R&D Lab and is launching an initiative called Data Without Borders to unite non-profits and data scientists in the service of humanity. He spends his days analyzing large data flows to help redefine media and his nights finding uses of data for the greater good.


Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Virginia Carlson (Urban Rubrics), Jake Porway (DataKind)
* What are the big data problems the social sector has (both in terms of broad spectrum problems like data collection and specific data science needs like mapping)? * How do you keep data scientists and social orgs involved in the process? Read more.
Policy & Privacy, Ballroom E
Virginia Carlson (Urban Rubrics), Jake Porway (DataKind)
The “common good” challenge for Big Data is to deliver actionable information that can be used by nonprofits and civic orgs. But that challenge isn’t new. Existing data intermediaries for NGOs have a rich history of working in common-good territory. Let’s discuss. What is this history? What can we take away from it to inform new, perhaps disruptive, approaches to meet this challenge? Read more.


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