Jennifer Pahlka

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and executive director of Code for America; former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Born: December 27, 1969, Port Deposit, Maryland

Education: Yale University

Early Marker: Led the Game Group at CMP Media

Big Idea: How technology can improve civic life by simplifying and streamlining the delivery of municipal and state government services through open data, better procurement procedures and open-source apps.

Wave of the Future: Reinventing government

Latest Special Reports

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  • Watch investments

    Covering the full set of tools and strategies for long-term investors: How to take everyday market fluctuations in stride, and when to know it’s time to take action or protect against a major economic shifts.

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