Announcing the Tech Executive Leadership Initiative Winter 2023 Leaders

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub and the Tech Talent Project are thrilled to announce the 26 members of our Winter 2023 Tech Executive Leadership Initiative (TELI). These leaders hold vast experience in technology and innovation, and we were delighted to spend several months with them, teaching them policy and government leadership skills.

The leaders of the Winter 2023 Tech Executive Leadership Initiative are:

  • Anita Lynch, Board Member at Nasdaq US Exchanges; Former Chief Data Officer at New Relic
  • Atirek Kumar Sharma, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Apical Apps
  • Badrinath Sridharan, Head of Growth and BizTech Engineering at Gusto Inc.
  • Christian Crumlish, Founder of Design in Product; Service Innovation Lead at the California Office of Data and Innovation
  • Denise Ferebee, Associate Professor of Computer Science and the founding Executive Director of the Center for Cybersecurity at LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Devon Rollins, Vice President of Cyber Engineering and Machine Learning at Capital One
  • Dioselin Gonzalez, Owner and Mixed Reality Consultant at Imagined To Reality
  • Eric Bloch, Former Vice President of Engineering at Udemy
  • Eva Pereira, Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles
  • Ian P. Sharpe, Principal Product Manager at Vectra AI
  • Ivana Ng, Senior Advisor for Delivery at the US Department of Agriculture
  • Jane Yang, Senior Advisor for Data Analytics at the Administration for Children and Families; Impact Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists
  • Jesse Taggert, Design Strategist and Practice Leader
  • Joe Alterio, Vice President of Product Design at Formidable
  • Jonathan T Betz, Fractional Tech Strategy and Operations Leader
  • Kesone Phimmasone, Chief Digital Strategy Officer for the City of New York
  • Maayan Roth, VP of Engineering at UtilityAPI
  • Marni Wilhite, Digital Services Expert at the United States Digital Service
  • Meghan Cochran, Former Vice President of Product Management and Design at Scribd, Madison Reed, The RealReal, and Netflix
  • Mike Fisher, Technology Organizations and Systems Advisor
  • Mukunda Penugonde, Deputy Director at Technology Transformation Services
  • Nannette Cutliff, Technology Leader and Innovation Advisor
  • Nicole Thompson, Digital Services Expert for the Defense Digital Service
  • Patrick Day, Chief Technology Officer at Tomestic
  • Ray R Hernandez, Product Director at Armaments Research Company
  • Suhas Joshi, Adviser at Prospero Wealth, LLC

TELI seeks to train experienced technology leaders to engage effectively with public sector challenges and governments. The TELI program is a 10-week, part-time program run jointly by the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and the Tech Talent Project. 

Many of these leaders will present policy projects at our Accessible Futures: Empowering Youth, Fostering Inclusivity demonstration day on Thursday, June 28 from 4-5pm ET. The projects include proposals for the State of Oklahoma’s Human Services agency to improve services for those aging out of foster care and for the Department of Homeland Security’s TSA program to enhance traveler experience at checkpoints. You can register for the free virtual event showcasing these policy projects here.

For more information about TELI and these participants, see here. For a full press release, see here.