Danielle is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, Director of the Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and President of Partners in Democracy. She is a professor of political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. She is also a seasoned nonprofit leader, democracy advocate, tech ethicist, distinguished author, and mom.
As founder and CEO of POPVOX.com and the Executive Director of the nonprofit POPVOX Foundation, Marci is passionate about the responsible use of technology to improve government and benefit humanity. She is a lawyer and former congressional staffer, who worked on the House Ways and Means committee's Affordable Care Act team. She has held fellowships with Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democracy and the New America Foundation, and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and a political science lecturer at San Jose State University.
Beth Simone Noveck is a professor at Northeastern University, where she directs the Burnes Center for Social Change and its partner project, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. The author of Solving Public Problems: How to Fix Our Government and Change Our World (Yale Press 2021), named a Best Book of 2021 by Stanford Social Innovation Review, she is a member of the faculty at Northeastern’s Institute for Experiential AI. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Chancellor Angela Merkel named her to her Digital Council in 2018.
Matt Prewitt is President of RadicalxChange Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the basic institutions of democracy and markets. He is also a former federal law clerk and antitrust litigator, and a writer and advisor on emerging technologies.
James has spent his career working in Civic Tech. While at the Sunlight Foundation, he launched the Open States project, which curates a freely available repository of state legislative information across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. James served as the lead of the Open States project for 13 years. James has also worked at PBS as a Director of Technology, as Principal Engineer of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, and as Director of Public Data at Civic Eagle. James is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the Computational Analysis & Public Policy Program.
Harlan is the founder of Code for Boston, a civic technology volunteer group and the incubator of MAPLE. He is an experienced UX design leader, having spent 10 years in the government technology space. Harlan is currently a Principal Designer at Nava Public Benefit Corporation where he focuses on leading projects for Federal government clients. He has also served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Innovation Fellow, as a founding member and design director of the Massachusetts Digital Service, and as the director of design for the Customer Technology Department at the MBTA.