Xaquín G.V. is a Galician visual journalist, instructor, consultant — and Roi's dad. He is the co-founder of the Visualization for Transparency Foundation (ViT) where they use visualization to transform the reach of open data and revolutionize transparency and accountability. He is an expert in data visualization, visual explanations, and interactive storytelling. Most recently, he headed the Visuals team at The Guardian, a cross-disciplinary desk of graphics, interactive, multimedia, and picture editors. He has served as Senior Editor for Interactives at National Geographic, Graphics Editor at the New York Times, and led the Interactive Graphics desk at El Mundo.
He has collaborated with Google, the Washington Post, ProPublica, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations Environment Programme. His most recent obsessions are emotional connections in data visualization, automation of data-driven visual narratives, and new formats on mobile devices. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Technology at the Universitat de Girona, Spain.