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10/5/2022 DSI: Brand at a Glance

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Jake Porway

Jake Porway loves all thing related to pattern recognition and data visualization and is the founder of DataKind, an organization that helps non-profit organizations visualize and more effectively use their data. Jake previously worked at the New York Times Research & Development group – where, among other pursuits, he explored the relationships between social media…

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Jane S. Englebardt

Jane S. Englebardt is principal of UpshotAdvisors, LLC, an international leadership development and philanthropic advisory firm that works with individuals, boards of directors, and C-level executives at foundations and visionary companies to develop the techniques for achieving peak performance and affecting meaningful and measurable social change.  For 13 years prior to UpshotAdvisors, she was executive…

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Joey Lee

Joey Lee is an interaction designer who has been involved in academic and commercial research projects exploring technology, geography, data and visualization for institutions ranging from MIT and The University of British Columbia to Daimler-Mercedes Benz and the World Bank. He was previously a fellow at the Mozilla Science Lab and is actively involved in…

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Julie Kennedy

Julie Kennedy started her career as an entrepreneur, founding and leading AMERICA SCORES, a US-based educational non-profit organization. She has since built her career managing international projects in two spheres: those that support the role of the private sector and local markets in fostering sustainable economic growth, and those that address populations living in extreme…

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Kiko Suarez

Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez likes to be described as a global citizen. Currently a permanent resident in the US, he was born in Europe (Spain), and brings a unique blend of global experience in marketing and communications, corporate responsibility, information technology and strategic philanthropy. He has served in leadership positions in two global Fortune 500 companies,…

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Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava is the Principal of Lina Srivastava Consulting, an organization that employs transmedia design to create positive social change. She co-created the Modeling Global Change framework and the Transmedia Activism Design Group and has been involved in cross-media campaigns for several documentaries, including the Oscar-winning Born into Brothels and the Emmy-nominated The Devil Came…

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Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice is an artist and design researcher working with play and games to engage social issues and create new cultural practices. Her approach is interdisciplinary, mixing theoretical research with critical practice with a focus on grassroots activist change. She began her career as a media critic in games journalist publication like Kotaku and Paste…

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Maya Weinstein

Maya Weinstein is passionate about applying human-centered design thinking to cognitive technology. Maya has worked with IBM’s Watson for the past four years as a product designer for the public sector and a global design consultant. She has helped Fortune 400 companies integrate Watson technology into their products and processes through user-centered design. Maya is…

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Mollie Ring

Mollie Ring is a strategy, communications and philanthropy consultant with 15 years of experience working for NGOs and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Her work in corporate partnerships and social innovation began in 2008, working for UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division. She has since supported an Inter-American Development Bank-funded competition to identify high-potential,…

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Nicholas Fortugno

Nick Fortugno is recognized around the world as a leading game designer, narrative and storyexpert as well as an entrepreneur of digital and real-world games. He is Chief Creative Officer of Playmatics and oversees the design and creative vision for the company. A recognized game design leader worldwide, Fortugno is the original designer behind the…

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