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Conor Smith
Business Strategy & Design

Conor has worked for 6 years in roles spanning the private, public and social sector. After graduating from Williams College, Conor worked in Big Data consulting in New York and Shanghai, where he delivered best-practice advanced analytics products to private-and public-sector companies.

Pursuing a passion for international development and social impact, Conor joined award-winning social enterprise Proximity Designs, which designs and sells agriculture products for small-holder farmers in Myanmar, Southeast Asia. At Proximity, Conor applied first-world technologies to developing market problems. His team innovated and implemented products such as loans to migrant workers and weather index-based crop insurance.

After 3 years in Myanmar, Conor has returned to the US to attend MIT’s MBA program, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation studies in international development.