Andrew Buss is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Innovation Management within Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology. Aligned closely with the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, the Innovation Management group focuses on developing capacity for innovation within municipal government and finding ways to make technology available, accessible, and meaningful to the public. Most recently, Andrew and his team developed an Academy for Municipal Innovation in collaboration with a local university, designed and opened a municipally-operated Innovation Lab, and launched an Innovation Fund to resource pilot projects. The Innovation Management team is now focused on using the City’s increased capacity for innovation to explore an in-government innovation consulting model.The Innovation Management group also focuses on digital literacy and equity in Philadelphia, and Andrew directed Philadelphia’s implementation of a citywide network of 77 technology-enabled community centers funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. The team’s current work in the digital equity space includes managing the Digital Literacy Alliance, a cross-institutional advisory group tasked with funding innovation and identifying best practices in digital literacy. Before joining government, Andrew earned a Graduate Degree in Geography from Temple University in Philadelphia and continues to teach there in various roles.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Andrew Buss and other top speakers and celebrities.