Tech Leaders Join Advisory Group
Photos by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation
October 22, 2019
To help guide the development of Pardee RAND's Tech & Narrative Lab, director Todd Richmond and Pardee RAND dean Susan Marquis have assembled a veritable who's who of tech policy leaders to serve on the lab's new Advisory Group.
The inaugural members are:
- Max Kelly, founder of [redacted], a cybersecurity company
- Preston McAfee, former chief economist of Microsoft
- Harper Reed, chief technology officer for the Obama 2012 campaign
- Peter Rojas, partner at betaworks
- Leslie Saxon, MD, executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing
Marquis commented, "The Tech and Narrative Lab is breaking new ground at RAND and in public policy schools with the hands-on cutting-edge application of technology to policy problems. We’ll be using the TNL for experimentation, rapid prototyping, development with a focus on the applications and implications of new technologies to the public interest."
Richmond said of the advisory group, "It provides strategic guidance for the structure and function of the lab, with a mix of academic and private sector viewpoints and expertise."
The group met in June and Richmond plans to have them get together annually, with virtual meetings — of course — each quarter.