Andrew Rasiej is a civic and social entrepreneur, technology strategist, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media focusing on the intersection of technology, politics, and government. He recently founded Civic Hall, an 18,000-square-foot community center and event space for civic innovation in the Flatiron District of New York City. He is the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 45,000-member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, and more representing startup and more mature companies using technology to transform themselves, New York City, and the world. He is the Founder of MOUSE.org, which focuses on 21st century public education. He is also Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington, DC, organization using technology to make government more transparent. Andrew lives and works in New York City.
The most pressing issue facing the innovation community is the lack of a robust tech talent pipeline to support emerging new enterprises and to help legacy industries adapt. While other countries are... Read more »