Judith Rodin Steps Down as Head of Rockefeller Foundation
When Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin wanted support for a new urban initiative, she cold-called Alex Karp, chief executive of Silicon Valley’s Palantir Technologies Inc.
Ms. Rodin praised Mr. Karp for using data analytics to help communities recover after Hurricane Sandy, but she quibbled: “You guys just intervened after the fact.”
Instead, she proposed, why doesn’t Palantir add technology to help cities identify their weaknesses “before the disaster happens?”
Mr. Karp agreed: “We think this can be transformational,” he later told her, according to Ms. Rodin, since it also could be a new business for the company...