Event: Wonks, Engineers, and Innovators – Bringing New Perspectives to Governing

2016-07-19 - 1 minute read

Wonks, Engineers, and Innovators: Bringing New Perspectives to Governing (website, livestream)
Tuesday July 19 at 3:00 PM (open to the public)
6th floor of  E-52 (MIT Samberg Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA)

Who should make decisions about our governing our digital future? And how? Current and former Obama Administration officials reflect on how the federal government, private sector, and academia have worked to bring new voices to the table, expanding and innovating on what it means to make policy about this changing thing called the Internet. Looking back on initiatives like recruiting technologists for “tours of duty” in the federal government and making federal data open and available, panelists will ask how technological change created both opportunities and imperatives for new forms of governance.