John Paul Farmer
John Paul Farmer is the Director of Technology & Civic Innovation at Microsoft, based in New York City. In this role, John and his team apply technology for public good through creative partnerships and lean prototyping. As Founder & CEO, he leads the Innovation Project, a non-profit organization with the mission of spreading innovation best practices to governments around the world. Previously, John served as the Senior Advisor for Innovation at the White House under President Barack Obama, where he co-founded and led the Presidential Innovation Fellows program to attract top private sector technologists and entrepreneurs for focused tours of duty in government. The program grew into a movement of civically engaged technologists, data scientists, and entrepreneurs using their skills in the public interest through 18F and the U.S. Digital Service, and was recently enshrined in law. Prior to the U.S. government, John envisioned and built new business units in the private sector. He has experience in the technology, finance and healthcare sectors, in particular, and played baseball professionally in the minor league systems of the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. John holds an M.B.A. with honors from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and an A.B. with honors from Harvard University.
Day II 14.06.2018 Thursday 9:45 – 10:05
“Moderated discussion: Big data, artificial intelligence and the future of democracy”