Haley Van Dyck

Co-founder, United States Digital Service

 
Photo of Haley Van Dyck, keynote speaker at the Better by Design conference

    
Haley is the co-founder of the United States Digital Service, with a passion and track record of using technology to disrupt “business as usual” and democratize problem solving. She has been a key thought leader on President Obama’s technology team since the 2008 campaign, where she developed the mobile strategy for the first Presidential campaign in history to use mobile and text messaging to connect with voters.

 

During her tenure at the White House, Haley has built many of the President’s major technology initiatives including the creation of the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer position, U.S. Open Data Policy and Executive Order, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, the Digital Government Strategy, and the United States Digital Service. She is also responsible for the first-ever government policy being developed in the open and online through Github—an effort that WIRED magazine called “remarkable” for giving geeks a seat at the policy table.

 

She also served as the Director of Digital Strategy at USAID to fight famine in the Horn of Africa through the award-winning FWD campaign, and worked at the Federal Communications Commission to disrupt the archaic rulemaking processes. Van Dyck is a native of San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

Session: Building a more awesome government