Portfolio Director, IDEO Shanghai
I design intelligent products and systems that enhance the way people work, play, and think. I also help lead IDEO’s data science community to create positive impact in people’s lives.
What you won't learn from my bio:
Few things are as fun to me as catching up with close friends while playing cooperative board games (Hanabi, anyone?). Maybe it’s the Canadian in me.
Bo is a Portfolio Director at IDEO focused on the intersection of data science and human-centered design. She is passionate about using data as a resource to improve the way people work, play, and think. As part of the leadership team for IDEO’s Design for Augmented Intelligence (D4AI) offer, Bo works with clients globally to push the boundaries of envisioning and creating intelligent systems and experiences.
Prior to IDEO, Bo was a Partner and Data Scientist at Datascope, a cutting-edge data science consultancy based in Chicago. Bo led a series of diverse engagements with deep technical expertise, including partnering with P&G to systematically surface subject matter experts and collaboration opportunities; with Steelcase to prototype the next wave of smart workplace and employee engagement tools; and with test-prep giant Kaplan to launch an immersive bootcamp for people transitioning into data science careers. She also helped grow the business of Datascope, shaping a range of responsibilities from business development to recruitment.
Bo has spoken at several conferences and events about applying human-centered design to data science projects. She is also head organizer of the Data Science Chicago and the Chicago Women in Machine Learning & Data Science meetups.
Bo holds an MS in Statistics and a BS in Mathematics, both from The University of Chicago.