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Rachel Haot

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Chief digital officer, New York State; formerly CDO for New York City in the Bloomberg administration

Born: August 15, 1983, New York City

Education: BA in history, New York University

Early Marker: Founded GroundReport, an early global crowdsourced news start-up.

Big Idea: Working toward making code the architecture of the future if New York—city or state—are to be tech hubs to rival Silicon Valley.

Wave of the Future: Tech/reinventing government

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