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Vanessa Ko

Business, Insights


As a researcher and strategist, I work in the intersection of research, technology and business. I’m fascinated by how connecting seemingly incongruent ideas, people and tools together can catalyze new and innovative solutions.

Throughout my career, I have worn many hats across sectors and disciplines, from developing emerging technology tools for humanitarian field workers to reimagining the future of insurance.

With both a social science and business education, I see myself as a translator between human-centred design and conventional business approaches.


MBA – Rotman School of Management; BA in Political Science & Master of Global Affairs – Munk School of Global Affairs

What Inspires Me

Long conversations over coffee, LEGO blocks, local grocery stores and maps