Informatica World 2015 - Speaker
Founder of DataKind
uses big data to tackle big social problems.
As the founder of DataKind, he connectsâ€"and acts as an accessible bridge betweenâ€"data scientists and not-for-profit companies, which often donâ€™t have the know-how or resources to benefit from data analysis.
A former New York Times Data Scientist, Porway wants all of humanity to benefit from the gains of big data.
, "We're connecting nonprofits, NGOs, and other data-rich social change organizations with data scientists willing to donate their time and knowledge to solve social, environmental, and community problems," Porway
was named a 2012 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and he
currently hosts The Numbers Game on the National Geographic channel, in which he
tackles one of lifeâ€™s most daunting topics each episode (such as how to live longer, combating road rage, the best negotiation methods), and reveals the surprising science behind them.
Irrepressibly curious, Porway is both a scientist and a coder, equally excited to pioneer the next machine learning algorithm as his is to optimize the code to run it.
hopes to make machines smarterâ€"and he
looks for new ways to help machines make sense of things, for the greater good.