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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

  • A globe-trotting look at the world of investing, from developed Europe and Asia trends to the least-traveled frontier markets.

  • A logo sits on a sign at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

    Coverage of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Unlock the keys to building a successful long-term financial plan: manage your money, grow your money, and protect it.

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