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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Merici Vinton

Merici Vinton
Client Lead, OI Engine @ IDEO

Website | @merici

Merici Vinton was one of the first employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as digital lead. She assisted the agency’s chief technology officer and its special advisor (and now Senator) Elizabeth Warren with the development of its technology and digital strategy. She oversaw the successful launch of and recruited most of the original technology and digital team.

Merici is co-founder of Ada’s List, a forum for women in technology in London and globally. She now works at IDEO’s SaaS innovation platform, OI Engine, and helps awesome clients solve big challenges.


9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: 1 E20/1 E21
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine), Edd Wilder-James (Google), Jennifer Zeszut (Beckon), Brian Dalessandro (Capital One), Jana Eggers (Nara Logics), Joe Caserta (Caserta Concepts), Joy Beatty (Seilevel), kim rees (Periscopic), Peter Ferns (Goldman Sachs & Co), Brigitte Piniewski (nonaffiliated ), Nellwyn Thomas (Etsy), Michael Rosenbaum (Pegged Software), Merici Vinton (OI Engine @ IDEO ), Mary Ann Wayer (Premier Inc), Rohit Jain (Esgyn), Amy Gaskins (Panopticon), Jen van der Meer (Reason Street), Mark Doms (United States Department of Commerce), Halle Tecco (Rock Health)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 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.
3:50pm–4:10pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: E 20/ E 21
Merici Vinton (OI Engine @ IDEO )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
While building the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we set out to make the consumer financial marketplace more accountable – and to use data to prevent the next financial crisis. The CFPB is now releasing the complaints received from people about their financial products (credit cards, bank accounts, mortgages, student loans, credit ratings, etc). Read more.
11:00am–11:40am Thursday, 10/16/2014
Law, Ethics & Open Data
Location: 1 E10/1 E11
Tags: finance
Merici Vinton (OI Engine @ IDEO ), Micheál Keane (Civis Analytics)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
An open data in government love story / case study - how a team of techies overcame political and procedural hurdles to change the financial marketplace. Read more.