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Michael Knapp

Green River
With professional roots in academic research and teaching, Michael founded Green
River in 2000, and has grown the company into an internationally renowned team of
software architects and programmers. As CEO, Michael provides entrepreneurial
leadership, and coordinates engagements with clients that include Starbucks Coffee
Company, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, the cities of Boston and Springfield,
Massachusetts, the States of Massachusetts, Delaware, and Connecticut, numerous
colleges and Universities, and many others. Michael’s company operates on the cutting-
edge of custom web-based application development. They are known for their
excellence in systems analysis, data analytics and visualization, and user experience
Prior to founding Green River in 2000, Michael served as faculty at Marlboro College
Graduate School. He earned a Ph.D. from Yale University, with a concentration in
environmental health, and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Michael focused his work at Yale in data
science, and has expertise in spatial statistics, biostatistics, and social science
statistics. He holds a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University.
Michael is passionate about social justice. He believes software can play a pivotal role
in solving pressing social problems through enhanced transparency, efficiency, and
informed decision making. Michael focuses Green River’s mission on promoting
learning opportunities for all, public health for those in need, and progress toward a
sustainable society.

My Panelists Sessions

Thursday, September 19

10:00am EDT