Chris Vein, Dy CTO, Obama Admin; Chairman, Startup Policy Lab
Chris Vein leads the implementation of the World Bank’s ICT strategy, ICT policy and engagement dialogue with internal and external clients, and global ICT knowledge and expertise sharing with client countries.
“You don’t have to have much in this world.
Take what you got and make what you can!”
The history of the American Government is known globally for its grandeur and developmental achievements. And the work that goes behind the government’s success is in the hands of the administrative officers and the several working members of the White House. Over the past decades, technology has played an evident role in the global governments. It has revolutionised and highly benefited the working of governments.
Today on The Brand Called You, we welcome Chris Vein- a technology driven professional who has served in the White House for three US Presidents!
Chris is currently the Non- Executive chairman of the Startup Policy Lab in the US. Earlier, he was the Deputy US Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration. Chris has worked with the World Bank, Dome advisory and PWC Australia. He describes himself as an administrator, leader and an evangelist who rebuilds organisational capabilities so that communities can come together and better solve the biggest challenges facing the world.
In conversation with our host Ashutosh Garg, Chris shares his story of working as a member of the White House and the work that goes behind the giant government of the United States. Chris highlights the relevance of technology and explains his role as the Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration. He believes that creating relationships with people is the most important aspect of working in a bureaucracy. Chris throws light on his experience of working with complex groups of people in the government. He also shares his role as the Chief Innovation Officer for global ICT development at the World Bank.
He talks about how the dream of having a transparent, accessible and secure government is not just aspirational but is definitely achievable. Chris believes that his experience of working with different US presidents has taught him diverse things and given him various perspectives.
His work with the Startup Policy Lab is absolutely fascinating and result-oriented. Policymaking and implementation for startup businesses are the main focus of this venture.
Tune in to know more about government policies for startups, the White House Administration and the amazing work done by Chris Veins!
Chris Vein leads the implementation of the World Bank’s ICT strategy, ICT policy and engagement dialogue with internal and external clients, and global ICT knowledge and expertise sharing with client countries. Prior to joining the World Bank, Vein was the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he focused on making government more open, entrepreneurial, and lean; creating new and innovative opportunities for delivering government products, services and processes; and incubating innovation capacity in the civic, technology and civic society arenas.
Over the past two decades, Chris Vein has had the honor of serving four U.S. Presidents, thousands of professional association practitioners around the world, for-profit consulting organizations, and local government organizations. Learn more about the World Bank’s Chris Vein