Hello, I’m Bo Peng

Portfolio Director

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.

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My Work

Full Bio

Bo is a Director at IDEO focused on the intersection of data science and human-centered design. She's passionate about using data as a resource to improve the way people work, play, and think. Currently based in the US, she recently returned from a rotation at IDEO's Shanghai studio, leading the growth of IDEO's data science capabilities in Asia and pushing the boundaries of intelligent systems and human-centered data science across varying markets, mindsets, and values.

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 was previously 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, and was named one of Crain's 2019 Tech 50.