Life goals include never being a charlatan and peaking sometime around the year 2050.
I live in Seattle with my wife, three kids, two cats, a dog, and the maximum number of chickens allowed by the Seattle Municipal Code. I work at Amazon, leading the data and product strategies for our social responsibility team.
I like thinking about organizations, emergence, the Internet, food, democracy, democratization, art, religion, policy, music, history, consciousness, governance, Borges, surfing, and data. Swimming in natural bodies of water with my family is my favorite thing to do.
I often give presentations on how organizations can use emerging technologies to fulfill their missions.
Recent presentations include:
Lessons Learned from Staging Petabytes of Data for Analysis
Primitives, not Frameworks
Democratizing Access to Big Data
Data on the Web
Data Driven: The Road to Increased Impact
Creating value through Open Data
Opportunities and Challenges Presented by the Digital Economy (video)