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.
Jason ForrestDirector of Interactive Data Visualization
@ McKinsey & Company's COVID Response Center
Jason ForrestDirector 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 HurmsBusiness Systems and Operations Data Analyst
@ Wells Fargo
Jarrett HurmsBusiness 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.
Abdus MuwwakkilBusiness Development Representative
@ Thinknum Alternative Data
Abdus MuwwakkilBusiness 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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