Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Co-founder and Chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, Professor

Presentations by Hans Rosling are overflowing with concrete facts, well-gathered statistics and superbly logical analyses. Although this is not to say that his demeanor is clinical; rather, the good doctor delivers his points with razor-sharp wit and bouncy humor, leaving his audiences both engaged and enlightened.

By trade, Rosling is a medical doctor and statistician. He studied at Uppsala University before becoming a licensed physician and later the District Medical Officer in Nacala, Mozambique. This background has made him a perfect fit for his current position as a Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute. Rosling is also the the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. This organization developed the Trendalyzer software, a program that displays quantitative and statistical data as animated visualizations. Presentations by Hans Rosling use this software to guide his points, helping to break down often involved data into easily understood concepts.

Rosling has received a number of prestigious awards and accolades. He was the 2010 recepient of the the Gannon Award for the Continued Pursuit of Human Advancement and was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list in 2012.

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