Webinar

Present to Persuade: Lessons From the Data Visualizations of W.E.B. Du Bois

A webinar organized as part of Black History Month

February 18th, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Speakers

  • Jason Forrest

    Director of Interactive Data Visualization
    @ McKinsey & Company's COVID Response Center
  • Jarrett Hurms

    Business Systems and Operations Data Analyst
    @ Wells Fargo

Moderator

  • Abdus Muwwakkil

    Business Development Representative
    @ Thinknum Alternative Data

At the 1900 Paris Exposition, an all African-American team lead by scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois sought to challenge and recontextualize the perception of African-Americans at the dawn of the 20th-century. In less than 5 months, his team conducted sociological research and hand-made more than 60 large data visualization posters for a massive European audience which ultimately awarded Du Bois a gold medal for his efforts. While relatively obscure until recently, the ramifications of his landmark work remains challenging and especially important in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thinknum Alternative Data and KgBase are proud to host this webinar, which will foster an inclusive conversation between audience and speakers, as part of Black History Month.

Speakers

  • Jason Forrest

    Director of Interactive Data Visualization
    @ McKinsey & Company's COVID Response Center

    Jason Forrest

    Director of Interactive Data Visualization @ McKinsey & Company's COVID Response Center

    Jason Forrest is a data visualization specialist, writer, and designer living in New York City. He is the director of interactive data visualization for McKinsey and Company's COVID Response Center. In addition to being on the board of directors of the Data Visualization Society, he is also the editor-in-chief of Nightingale: the journal of the Data Visualization Society. He writes about the intersection of culture and information design and is currently working on a book about pictorial statistics. Find Jason Forrest on Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Jarrett Hurms

    Business Systems and Operations Data Analyst
    @ Wells Fargo

    Jarrett Hurms

    Business Systems and Operations Data Analyst @ Wells Fargo

    Jarrett Hurms is a Business Systems Analyst at Wells Fargo where he helps manage Wells Fargo’s data information systems. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Decision & System Sciences at his alma mater Saint Joseph’s University where he teaches online MS & MBA classes in analytics. Find Jarrett Hurms on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Moderator

  • Abdus Muwwakkil

    Business Development Representative
    @ Thinknum Alternative Data

    Abdus Muwwakkil

    Business Development Representative @ Thinknum Alternative Data

    Abdus S. Muwwakkil leads global strategy and partnerships for new ventures at Thinknum Alternative Data. He has commercialized a range of innovative products and services, spanning from medical devices and clinical software, to no-code knowledge graphs and data visualization tools. Outside of work, Abdus runs career development initiatives, writes short stories, and hosts a culture and technology podcast. Find Abdus S. Muwwakkil on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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