Global technology ethnographer and co-founder of Sudden Compass
Dr. Tricia Wang is a global technology ethnographer and co-founder of Sudden Compass, a firm that helps companies leverage data to move at the speed of their customers. Past clients include Fortune 500 companies to tech start-ups, such as Proctor and Gamble and Spotify. She also co-founded Magpie Kingdom, a consultancy that advises companies on how to build off of cultural innovation in China and publishes their popular newsletter on youth and internet culture. She is a recognized leading authority on digital transformation, operationalizing data science, customer experience, and ethics of personal data usage in artificial intelligence.
In addition to her work in industry, Tricia has spent decades researching youth culture, social media, and Chinese internet culture. Tricia has a BA in Communication and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC San Diego. She holds affiliate positions at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She is a Fulbright Fellow and National Science Foundation Fellow, where she is the first Western scholar to work with China Internet Network Information in Beijing. Tricia is also a documentary filmmaker, an HIV/AIDS activist, and a hip-hop education advocate.
Monday, May 20
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM