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

Latest Special Reports

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  • Covid-19 is expected to be with us for years even if the colossal investment in treatments and vaccines eventually manages to contain and control the global pandemic. The world will look dramatically different in its wake. As businesses begin the shift from crisis mode to planning for the lasting impact of Covid, CNBC’s journalists will hunt for cases of companies and industries taking a leading role in shaping Our New Future.

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    CNBC’s financial reporters weigh in on what every investor needs to know when it comes to companies' earnings reports.

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