Strategies for progress
What should we aim for with our Internet of algorithmic genies?
What are the long-term challenges and opportunities for online reputation?
Can simple rules and conversational interviews clarify collaboration?
Magic bullet or mirage?
How can innovative solutions build sustainable prosperity?
Mass collaboration for massive problems?
Can effective reputations upgrade society?
What can we learn from case studies of African health entrepreneurs?
How might we monitor roadblocks to new technology implementation?
What could we do with an "Internet of Opinions"?
How can we measure superhuman abilities?
VP of Data Science and Analytics at Prodigy Education. Grew Data team from 3 to 30+, and grew people from contributor to lead to director. Helped millions of users love learning, and all of Prodigy be data-powered: Game, Education, Parents, Teachers, Marketing, Finance, People Ops, etc. Scaled user understanding and promoted culture of long-term business value from delivering more user value. Levelled up as an executive, coach, technical leader, and cross-functional partner.
Progress Strategist. Affiliate Researcher at the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation at the University of Waterloo.
Past: Work with Results for Development, Government of Canada, National Research Council, Industry Canada, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, and others. Innovative solutions to planetary problems with Worldchanging and Worldchanging Canada. Collaborative technologies implementation with the Communications Research Center and National Research Council. Ph.D. Carleton University, postdoctoral work at NRC and the University of Fribourg. Other: network engineering, R&D policy, reverse engineering, evolutionary computation, teaching...
Interests: algorithmic co-operation, collaborative tactics, collective intelligence, complex adaptive systems, constructive news, conversational interviews, creative games, ecological economics, econophysics, ethical finance, foresight, global health, great books, health innovation, high-performance teams, long-horizon strategies, machine learning, peer production, qualitative research, reputation systems, responsible investment, sustainable prosperity, systemic solutions, visions of a better tomorrow...
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