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Webby Podcast November 17, 2020

S7 EP6: Tech and Government with Megan Smith

Former Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Megan Smith joins us on the Webby Podcast


Megan Smith, part of one of the most important teams in Silicon Valley in the late 1980s: General Magic and also the former Chief Technology Officer to the United States under President Obama joins us to talk about her role as the country’s CTO looked like, from pushing for tech policy to bringing technologists around the world into the U.S. government to solve important civic issues using tech, like foster care for example.

We also talked a lot about her new organization Shift7, that helps find innovators of all kinds to fix global issues. They work with initiatives like the UN Solution Summit and help gather people who are already doing the work around an issue, and help accelerate them.

Listen to Megan Smith on the Webby Podcast