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Bo Peng

Data Scientist, Datascope Analytics in Chicago

The Importance of Being Empathetic

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.

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