Michael Slaby

Media, technology, politics, and saving the world in various combinations.

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A world leader in digital strategy and technology and how they drive organizations and companies. Michael Slaby is chief strategist at Harmony Labs working on accelerating media reform and transformation. Previously, he founded and was head of mission of Timshel—a social impact technology company. He was a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Michael helped lead the Obama for America campaign as chief integration and innovation officer in 2012 where he oversaw all technology and analytics, and as deputy digital director and chief technology officer in 2008.

Michael is the author of For ALL the People -- his first book on the relationship between media, technology, and our civic life. He has served as an advisor and board member to initiatives including the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, I AM ALS, Rhize, Bright Pink, I Am That Girl, and LiveStrong and was named to Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 and Tech 50. He is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his much more awesome wife, Lydia Hill Slaby.

January 2019-Now

Chief Strategist, Harmony Labs

Focused on the effects of media on society -- Harmony envisions a world where media systems support healthy, democratic culture and healthy, happy people.

Founder & CEO, Timshel

A social-impact technology company designed to transform the way nonprofits and campaigns use data, technology, and digital media.

July 2013-December 2018

January 2013-June 2013

Shorenstein Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Studied the evolution of media on press and politics.

Chief Innovation Officer, Obama for America

Oversaw all data, technology, and analytics for President Obama's reelection campaign.

January 2011-December 2012

January 2010-December 2010

Global Digital Practice, Edelman

Led Edelman through global expansion of Digital practice.

Technology Director, Obama-Biden Transition

Oversaw technology operations for Transition and participated in agency review and White House digital transformation planning.

December 2009-February 2009

March 2007-November 2008

Chief Technology Officer, Obama for America

Was also Deputy Digital Director and led data and technology teams for 2008.



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