Jos Berens

Jos Berens is the Project Coordinator of the Data Governance Project (DGP), an international multidisciplinary collaboration between the Governance Lab, the World Economic Forum, and Leiden University. The collaboration focuses on building an expert network to solve questions regarding corporate data sharing for social good, particularly in a development context....

Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf is Managing Director at Mithril Capital Management in San Francisco. His career has been a mix of technology start-up, public policy, and non-profit tech leadership. Brian serves on the Boards of the Mozilla Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Benetech, three organizations using technology to fight for civil...

Karin Christiansen

Karin is an experienced CEO and board member including in the transparency, open data, co-operative and not for profit sectors. She has extensive facilitation and chairing experience and She is the chair of Open Knowledge International and founder and now a board member of Publish What You Fund - the...

Alexandra Clare

Before arriving at the GovLab, Ali worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Australian Government and as a fellow at United Nations Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Human Rights Watch and at International Crisis Group undertaking research and advocacy on various crisis situations from Syria...

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan CBE (born 1961) is Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA)[1] and Visiting Professor at University College London, the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne and a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy. He is an adviser to...

Benjamin Kallos

At the beginning of his career in public service, Ben Kallos put Albany voting records online so New Yorkers could hold politicians accountable. Since then, he has run a government reform organization that helped defeat a corrupt politician and has served as Policy Director for former Public Advocate Mark Green....

Tiago Peixoto

Tiago Peixoto (PhD) is a Team Lead at the World Bank’s Digital Engagement Unit. Featured in TechCrunch as one of the “20 Most Innovative People in Democracy”, Tiago is an internationally recognized expert working at the intersection of technology and citizen engagement. At the World Bank his activities focus on...

Miriam Nisbet

Miriam Nisbet was the founding Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Created by the 2007 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act, OGIS is the federal FOIA ombudsman office, charged with providing mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and...

Hollie Russon Gilman

Hollie Russon Gilman holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Department of Government at Harvard University and A.B. from the University of Chicago with highest honors in political science. Her dissertation is the first academic study of participatory budgeting in the U.S. Dr. Gilman is an expert in technology, civic...

Beth Simone Noveck

Beth Simone Noveck directs The Governance Lab and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Google.org, the GovLab strives to improve people’s lives by changing how we govern. The GovLab designs...

Alan Kantrow

Alan Kantrow is Senior Advisor of The GovLab. Prior to joining The GovLab, Alan was Managing Partner of Alan Kantrow LLC, where he provided advice on strategy, organization, innovation, communication, and knowledge management to corporations, colleges and universities, and government entities focused on educational and economic development in many different...

Andrew Young

Andrew Young is the GovLab’s Associate Director of Research. He earned his Master’s degree in the Media, Culture and Communication department of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, with a focus on Technology and Society. In addition to open governance, his research interests include privacy, Internet activism, values in design and the ethical implications of the use of new technologies in politics.

Arnaud Sahuguet

Dr. Arnaud Sahuguet was until recently a Product Manager for Google.org in New York working on civic innovation, as part of the Google social impact team. For the last two years, he has been working on mobile micro-donations (OneToday) and child protection (in collaboration with the National Center for Missing...

Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza

Dinorah Cantu coordinates the GovLab Academy, an online institute aimed at helping government and social innovators take innovative projects from idea to implementation. Under her direction, the Academy has worked with over five hundred innovators from more than 30 countries online and off over the last two years.

Stefaan Verhulst

Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) where he is responsible for building a research foundation on how to transform governance using advances in science and technology. Verhulst’s latest scholarship centers on how technology can improve people’s lives and the...

Francois Grey

Francois Grey is a physicist by training, with a background in nanotechnology and a passion for citizen science. Since September 2014, he is Invited Professor at the University of Geneva and Manager of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, a partnership between CERN, the United Nations Institute of Training and Research and...

Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson is an American technologist, co-founder and Chairman of the Department of Better Technology and best known for his role in supporting political campaigns and government agencies with technology services. He was one of the founders of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online...

Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven is the Director of the MaRS Solutions Lab. He is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the...

Karim Lakhani

Karim R. Lakhani is the Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and the Principal Investigator of the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He specializes in the management of technological innovation in firms and communities. His research is on distributed...

Gavin Hayman

Gavin is currently the Executive Director of Global Witness and, before that, he was the organisation's Director of Campaigns since 2006. He oversees all of Global Witness groundbreaking and award-winning investigative, campaigning and advocacy work uncovering secret deals, corruption and conflict around the world. He helped create the international Publish...

Amen Ra Mashariki

Amen Ra, former White House Fellow and currently Chief Analytics Officer for the New York City Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, is a computer scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL). As a senior bioinformatics researcher at JHU APL he develops and utilizes smart algorithms that...

Liz Barry

Liz is an activist and designer interested in collaborative urban environments. My early days in New York involved catalyzing public interactions on sidewalks and subway stations with a giant "Talk To Me" sign as well as working 25 floors above Wall Street (SOM) designing international new cities and campuses. I'm...

Puneet Kishor

Since 1985 Puneet’s career has spanned rural appropriate technology design to international development, academia, research and science information policy. He is currently an independent consultant with The World Bank and also has an appointment at the Department of GeoScience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA where he is working on...

Daren C. Brabham

Daren C. Brabham conducts research into online communities and the role of new media technologies in society. He has written extensively about crowdsourcing, a problem solving and production model where organizations tap into the collective intelligence of online communities. He is the author of the books Crowdsourcing (MIT Press, 2013)...

Henry Timms

As Executive Director of 92nd Street Y, Henry creates programs and movements that foster learning, civic responsibility, culture and innovation, both in New York City and around the world. He is the founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages more than 27,000 partners worldwide and was awarded a...

Julian Carver

Julian Carver is an investor, startup mentor, and technology innovator in the public and private sectors. He founded and exited three web software startups from 1995-2000. From 2000-2011 he led large shared services projects and data sharing strategies across central and local government and the private sector. In 2011 Julian...

María Hermosilla

Research Fellow Maria Hermosilla focuses her work on governance innovation in Latin America. At the GovLab, she does both research and project design and management. She conducts research on how technology is transforming government. This has included work on the impact of innovations such as big and open data, crowdsourcing,...

Ana Tovar

Ana is a Legal Research Fellow at the GovLab. She is a native of Mexico City. Ana recently received her Masters of Law from Yale Law School where she was selected to be a Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) Student Fellow in a collaborative initiative of Yale Law School and...

Uthman Olagoke

Uthman is an experienced project manager at Citymart, working with cities to find solutions that will elevate the quality of life for citizens and bring innovation to the inner-workings of government. Uthman is currently managing partnerships with the cities of Detroit, Miami, New Orleans, Bristol, Da Nang and Melbourne to...

Claus Mullie

Claus Mullie joined Citymart in 2015, Claus contributed extensively to Citymart’s Procurement Institute, a large online resource designed to train city officials on innovative procurement. This included researching and compiling case study material. Claus has also managed the research and outreach processes for the Sheffield Smart Lab challenge, focusing on...

Sascha Haselmayer

In 2011 Sascha founded Citymart, working to transform the way cities solve problems, connecting them through open challenges to new ideas from citizens and entrepreneurs. Today, more than 60 global cities from Barcelona to New York and London to Rio de Janeiro have used the Citymart approach. From 1992-98 Sascha...

Philippa Parry

Philippa works as an Analyst at Citymart and is currently working on introducing problem-based procurement to the governments of Long Beach and New York City, supporting challenge-based procurement strategy and delivery at all stages. Philippa also led the strategy and research on past Citymart challenges with the Government Laboratory in...

Nina Robbins

Nina Robbins is a Project Manager at Citymart responsible for a portfolio of partnerships with leading global cities such as New York City and Eindhoven. At Citymart, she has successfully led challenge-based procurement and problem-solving projects for the cities of Long Beach, Philadelphia and New York City. Nina further managed...

Anirudh Dinesh

Anirudh Dinesh conducts research on governance innovation. He is a member of the team designing and piloting experiments for new models of public engagement, what the GovLab calls people-led innovation, to improve the legitimacy and effectiveness of policy making and solve urgent problems.

Rosy Mondardini

Ms Rosy Mondardini, managing director of the ETH/UZH Citizen Science Center, focused her intervention on the data generated by citizens and how this kind of data can play a role for the SDGs. She explained that citizen science describes the collaboration between citizens and scientists on scientific research.

Andrew Moss

Andrew Moss is a seasoned technology executive/entrepreneur who has spent his career innovating, launching and managing a range of technology-based businesses. In 2014, he joined the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to advise and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs from within the NYU ecosystem. In 2015 he was named Director Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU to implement and manage the initiative.