21 min

Episode 11:6 Ellen Goodwin on Milestones and Lessons Learned after Celebrating Artifcts’ First Anniversary Glowing Older

    • Business

The co-founder and Chief Solutions Officer talks about Artifcts’ online platform to preserve history while protecting privacy, and their goal to become a household name for all generations.

About Ellen

Ellen Goodwin is the co-founder and Chief Solutions Officer for Artifcts. Prior to co-founding Artifcts, Ellen served as Chief Solutions Officer of Knoema. She managed Knoema’s largest strategic client engagements. As CSO, she also directed content solutions and client services in concert with her role helping to drive the corporate product roadmap.

Before joining Knoema, Ellen served as an Intelligence Analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, including serving more than one year as a briefer to a cabinet level official.

Ellen holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University. She is a member of the Chief executive network for women and volunteers with her daughter through the National Charity League.

Key Takeaways


Artifcts will be adopting biometric options because they found users have difficulty remembering their passwords, so they write them down.
To be a trusted site for security, there is a padlock on sensitive information so certain fields are impossible to share in error.
Arifcts’ diversity of functionality appealed to AARP Innovation Labs. Users can create stories with text, photos, audio, and video and then connect with others.

The co-founder and Chief Solutions Officer talks about Artifcts’ online platform to preserve history while protecting privacy, and their goal to become a household name for all generations.

About Ellen

Ellen Goodwin is the co-founder and Chief Solutions Officer for Artifcts. Prior to co-founding Artifcts, Ellen served as Chief Solutions Officer of Knoema. She managed Knoema’s largest strategic client engagements. As CSO, she also directed content solutions and client services in concert with her role helping to drive the corporate product roadmap.

Before joining Knoema, Ellen served as an Intelligence Analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, including serving more than one year as a briefer to a cabinet level official.

Ellen holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University. She is a member of the Chief executive network for women and volunteers with her daughter through the National Charity League.

Key Takeaways


Artifcts will be adopting biometric options because they found users have difficulty remembering their passwords, so they write them down.
To be a trusted site for security, there is a padlock on sensitive information so certain fields are impossible to share in error.
Arifcts’ diversity of functionality appealed to AARP Innovation Labs. Users can create stories with text, photos, audio, and video and then connect with others.

21 min