Digital Government and Public Sector Startups with Erie Meyer of U.S. Digital Service
Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Allison Dining Room, Taubman, 5th Floor
Erie Meyer is a co-founder of United States Digital Service, a new team working to transform how the federal government works for the American people. She serves on the headquarters team in the White House. The discussion will be moderated by Nick Sinai, HKS adjunct lecturer in public policy and former U.S. Deputy CTO.
Before joining the United States Digital Service, Meyer was Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she worked on President Obama’s Open Data Initiatives. She is a serial public entrepreneur, having served on the implementation team to stand up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where she was a member of the founding Tech + Innovation Team. She worked to create a system to collect consumer complaints about financial products and services, such as students loans and credit reporting, and then to publish the data.
She also launched one of the first open source websites in government, when she stood up the first digital office for the Ohio Attorney General. She has also been part of the strategy team at Blue State Digital, working on student loan issues for Senator Ted Kennedy and campaigns like She Should Run, a nonpartisan effort to elect more women to public office.
Meyer is a co-founder of Tech Ladymafia, a group of women living everywhere from San Francisco to Shenzhen, China, working on anything from DIY circuit boards to theoretical physics. She was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” for technology, and her work has been featured in Elle, Glamour, The National Journal, The Village Voice, and more.