Chris Vein is the Chief Innovation Officer for Global Information and Communications Technology Development, World Bank. Formerly, Vein was the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role at the White House, Vein convened those with transformative ideas that will support the development of innovation ecosystems across the country; supported the testing of those transformative ideas through open systems, repeatable methodologies, and rapid customer-centric iteration; and showcased those that work. Prior to joining the White House, Vein was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City and County of San Francisco (City) where he led the City in becoming a national force in the application of new media platforms, use of open source applications, creation of new models for expanding digital inclusion, emphasizing “green” technology, and transforming government.
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