In 2012, when the Obama administration began gearing up for re-election, one of the first calls went to Michael Slaby, who was chief technology officer in 2008—when the historical campaign leveraged the internet and social media to raise funds and organize volunteers in ways that had never been seen before. What resulted was not only a successful re-election, but a revolution in the way politicians, organizations and brands use social media to engage their audiences. Passionate and committed to helping humanity solve the world’s greatest challenges, Michael Slaby is a global leader in digital and social media strategy, technology, and explores how together they can elevate mission-driven organizations. Currently, he is Managing Partner of Timshel—a new company working to help solve social, civic, and humanitarian problems via better technology, engagement capabilities development, and creative capital. Previously he was a Fellow at Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Michael helped lead Obama for America as Chief Integration and Innovation Officer in 2012, overseeing the CTO, CIO, CAO, in order to ensure effective implementation and integration of technology across the entire campaign. He was also Deputy Digital Director and Chief Technology Officer in the ’08 campaign.In addition, Michael has served as a technology and digital strategy advisor as well as board member to initiatives that include the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, F*ck Cancer, Bright Pink, I Am That Girl, LiveStrong, Citizen Effect and Jumo. He was named to Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 List for 2011 and their Tech 50 List in 2013.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Michael Slaby and other top speakers and celebrities.