#WeAreArity Wednesday: Ken Erebholo
When Mom asks me what it is that I do again, I say…
At Arity, I work to make our data meaningful through analysis, creative visualizations, and presentation.
In your own words, what is Arity?
Arity is a company that strives to make transportation and mobility safer by deriving insights from telematics data. However, I still haven’t found a way to explain what ‘telematics’ is to her though…
My favorite mode of transportation is…
Biking! I don’t get to it much these days but I loved being able to weave in and out of traffic when I owned a bike. Especially during the summertime in Chicago. It’s great exercise, plus you don’t have to worry about parking.
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me…
At brunch! What better way to unwind and enjoy great food?
If you could volunteer for any cause, what would it be? Why?
I’ve volunteered at local libraries and literacy programs for young children in the past. Growing up, I was that kid with his nose stuck in a book and probably reading 3 or 4 at the same time. This helped to improve grammar skills, and I learned LOTS of random facts this way. Reading expanded my vocab, and fiction, my imagination. I love to do the same for kids.
Most people don’t know…
I can be a bit of a neat freak. I blame my mother, but then again I’m not sorry. You meet so many different people and realize it’s not the worst trait to have. *side eye to my roommate if he’s reading this*.
The theme song of my life is…
Yosemite by Travis Scott. The vibe, harmony, the humming – it’s sonic bliss. I’m yet to have a mood that it didn’t fit. Best “walking to work” song ever.
Talk to your rideshare driver or silent ride?
Really depends on my mood. But more often than not, I’m down to start a convo. Doesn’t have to be forced, but I like being able to interact with different people and learn something new, or just vibe. Also, I’d hate to be the driver and get a passenger that’s just on their phone the entire ride.
Would you get in a self-driving car? Why or why not?
I probably would’ve said no a couple of years ago, but honestly, everyone else is doing it so why not??
Favorite innovation pioneer?
James Naismith Without him, we wouldn’t have the art expression commonly referred to as “basketball”. And that’s a world I wouldn’t wanna live in.