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For the I School Community

Dinner & Data: The Role of Humans in Fostering Innovation

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
202 South Hall

Discussion leaders:

  • Jennifer Anastasoff, co-founder and former Head of People, United States Digital Service

  • Tom Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures and former Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the United States National Economic Council.

Discussion themes:

  • Wrestling with cultural change: government is made to foster democracy (mostly) and tech is made to foster innovation (mostly).

  • Mixing it up: Tour of Duty programs

  • Tweaking the system: Schedule A/The Talent Act

Dinner will be served.


Register

Advance registration required. Space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is restricted to School of Information students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Participation is by invitation only. To make sure space is available to all interested students and faculty, we ask that guests only sign up for one session.

Registration deadline: Friday, September 28, 12:00 pm.

Jennifer Anastasoff was Head of People and on the founding executive team of the United States Digital Service. The mission of the U.S. Digital Service is to deliver better government services to the American people through technology and design. She was previously the co-founder and CEO of Fuse Corps, a highly selective national group of entrepreneurial professionals who commit to spending one year addressing complex national issues.

Tom Kalil served in the White House in two presidential administrations. Kalil served under President Obama as Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the United States National Economic Council. In the Clinton administration, Kalil was Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology and Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures.

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Dinner & Data: Making Technology and Innovation Work for Social Impact

This fall, the I School is hosting a series of five seminar-style conversations, led by experts in technology, data science, and social sector innovation.

We hope that the series will encourage discussion among those working in the field on how the public sector and civil society can leverage data and technology to address critical social issues.

The series will be open to a limited number of I School students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars and invited social innovators.

Dinner will be served.

Last updated:

October 18, 2018