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Banjo Founder/CEO Damien Patton's Mission: To Save Lives And Reduce Human Suffering

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Cool Science Radio welcomes Park City local Damien Patton, the CEO and founder of Banjo. Damien has been determined to solve one of the most common but difficult problems out there - making the world's disparate data purposeful - and doing so live. Over the past seven years, Banjo has continued to pioneer technology that reinvents what's possible in a truly connected world. Banjo is the world's first Live-Time intelligence platform that gives decision makers the ability to KNOW INFORMATION NOW, to understand what is happening live, anywhere. 

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.