Ryan Panchadsaram
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Previously U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House. (Read More)
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I was the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the United States. At the White House, our team spent our days and nights ensuring America is the best place for engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

We helped shape how an $80 billion IT budget can be used by federal agencies to deliver on their missions in a more effective, design-centric, and data-driven way. We defined a new way to operate and we launched the U.S. Digital Service. We implemented the Open Data Executive Order and re-launched Data.gov which now has over 180,000 datasets.

In 2014, during the Ebola virus epidemic, I led a team that coordinated data requests between governments, international aid organizations, the private sector, and volunteers supporting the response in West Africa.

In 2013, I was part the crisis response team that rescued HealthCare.gov. Helping rescue the site was a multi-month effort that ultimately enrolled millions people into affordable health coverage.

Prior to public service, I co-founded Pipette, a healthcare startup focused on reducing the number of complications and unplanned readmissions after surgeries. We were using mobile technologies to improve patient care and reduce overall health spending. Our company was a proud product of Rock Health.

On March 2012, Pipette was acquired by Ginger.io, a MIT Media Lab spinoff that uses big-data from mobile phones, machine learning, and statistical pattern matching to improve the world's health.

I've previously worked in product roles at Microsoft and Salesforce.com. At Microsoft, I was responsible for the user experience and design for Outlook for Mac 2011 and filed multiple patents for innovations in geolocation, user interfaces, and large datasets. I currently sit on the editorial board of the Big Data Journal.

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