Andrew Means on Data, Strategy & Scaling Social Impact

In this episode of the Ideation Podcast, Charles Lee, CEO of Ideation, interviews Andrew Means, Senior Director of Global Impact Data Strategy for, on framing the work and strategy of data and scaling social impact efforts.

Andrew is a serial social entrepreneur leading organizations that use data and technology to create impact. In addition to working for, he is also co-founder of social sector data infrastructure firm BrightHive and founder of professional development organization Data Analysts for Social Good, a professional organization for individuals interested in how data, technology, and analytics are changing the social sector.

He has previously held leadership positions at, The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Science & Public Policy, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors at Ingenuity Inc., VolunteerMatch, and The Wabash Lights, and Chairman of the Board at 10k Windows.

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