Entrepreneur, political technology strategists, activist and founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, Andrew Rasiej has been a government innovator since 1999 consulting on new media for the White House and Congress.
Rasiej founded Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) in 2004—“the international cross-partisan conference series that examines and analyzes how technology is impacting the evolving global political landscape while illuminating how activists, organizers, technologists, journalists, politicians, and government officials are advancing democratic ideals, using digital media to facilitate a more participatory, connective and transparent world.”
In 2010, Rasiej ran a very spirited campaign for New York City Public Advocate, advancing ideas that are currently being championed by public officials today – such as public WiFi, using social media to report infrastructure problems as well as improving citizens connection to their neighborhoods and communities. In 1997, Rasiej founded MOUSE.org (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education), a nonprofit encouraging underserved students to become technology leaders in their schools and communitites. Today this program is active in 10 states and 58 countries.
Rasiej was named chairman of the New York Tech MeetUp in 2010. New York Tech MeetUp is an organization comprising more than 18,000 entrepreneurs, technologists, venture capitalists, and other professionals engaged in the tech start-up renaissance driving innovation and investment in New York.
We are very excited to have Mayor Morse as one of our keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual GovLoop/Young Government Leaders Next Generation of Government Training Summit (July 26-27, 2012). For more information or to register please visit our website.
Poll of the Week
Could your inbox use a little more awesome?
Sign up to get a daily dose of awesome gov-focused resources, trainings, blogs and articles to help you do you job better.