At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. data analytics company Palantir Technologies was tapped by over a dozen governments around the world including the U.S. government to use its software to manage the data about the spread of COVID-19, analyze trends and anticipate various needs across the supply chain. Alexander Karp is CEO and one of several co-founders of Palantir. On Thursday, Jan. 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Karp will join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius to talk about the challenges faced by governments around the world in relying on technology and software to respond to the pandemic.

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Alexander Karp, Co-Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies

Alexander C. Karp is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Palantir Technologies Inc.

He attended Haverford College (B.A., 1989), Stanford Law School (J.D., 1992), and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (Ph.D., 2002).

Dr. Karp is an avid cross-country skier.