Empowering the Indonesian Batik community
Nancy Margried talks to us about the history of the Indonesian Batik print and her efforts to empower the traditional Batik artisans through innovative software tools and skills.
Recorded at INK Asia 2016, Singapore
About the Speaker
Co-Founder & CEO, Piksel Indonesia Company
Nancy Margried is the CEO and Co-founder of Piksel Indonesia Company, an enterprise that focuses on creative industries. She also created Batik Fractal and jBatik Software in 2007 to spread innovation to empower traditional artisans, giving them the tools, technology and skills to help them develop their crafts. Nancy was the recipient of the UNESCO Award of Excellence in 2008, was named Google Innovator Hero in 2013, and presented at APEC 2013. Nancy's team is currently establishing a cooperative in Bandung, Indonesia, which aims to empower the community and bring them out of poverty