Digital Transformation

Working with brands, social-impact organizations, and political groups to embrace modern communications, data, and analytics.


The Progress Papers

A media project and conversation to reclaim our founding principles and explore the shared pillars of American civic life.


A Modern Party

A new set of ideas and a plan to rethink the whole idea of what a political party should be and modernize the Democratic Party.



Leading conversations from TEDx to SXSW on topics from digital transformation to Presidential politics to reclaiming our democracy.

News & Interviews

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    Cynicism Is Killing Our Democracy
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    Obama's former CTO gives organizations the tools to build movements
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    When the Nerds Go Marching In

    Slaby, with typical pragmatism, put it like this. ‘Our supporters don’t give a shit about our org chart. They just want to have a meaningful experience. We promise them they can play a meaningful role in politics and they don’t care about the departments in the campaign. So we have to do the work on our side to look integrated and have our shit together,’ he said. ‘That took some time. You have to develop new trust with people. It’s just change management. It’s not complicated; it’s just hard.’

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    The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes
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    Built to win: Deep inside Obama's campaign tech

Recent Appearances

Who Am I?

Curious, committed, obsessed with saving the world.

I love building things: teams, companies, products, movements.  I believe values drive mission drives strategy drives tactics.  I believe outcomes matter more than process but that culture and process are destiny for most organizations.

Expertise: Analytics, Innovation, Narrative, Organizing, Product, Reorganizing, Social change/impact, Storytelling, Team building, Technology, TRANSFORMATION

Voice: Challenging, Empathetic, Idealistic, Inspiring, OPTIMISTIC, Thoughtful

Story: Builder, Campaigner, OPERATOR, Jackofalltrades, Poet, Seeker

Chief Strategist, Harmony Labs

Non-profit focused on decoding the effects of media on society.

Head of Mission, Timshel

Social-impact digital transformation and technology company founded in 2013.

Chief Integration and Innovation Officer, Obama for America

Oversaw technology, analytics, systems, security for the 2012 Obama Re-elect.

Chief Technology Strategist, TomorrowVentures

Help a broad range of portfolio companies define, design, and build new technologies.

Digital Global Practice Chair, Edelman

Led worldwide digital team at world’s largest private communications agency.

Chief Technology Officer, Obama for America

Helped build original Obama digital team as Deputy New Media Director then became CTO.

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