Founder of Civic Hall @ Union Square; chairperson of the NY Tech Alliance

Andrew Rasiej

Andrew Rasiej, a Data & Society advisor, is a well-known civic and social entrepreneur with a distinguished career as a leader in the New York City tech community. He is the visionary founder of Civic Hall @ Union Square, a 85,000 square foot collaborative work space and digital skills training center focused on providing under-estimated populations with the tech skills they need to thrive and compete for jobs in the ever expanding and accelerating tech industry. As chairperson of the NY Tech Alliance, Rasiej leads an organization with over 60,000 members, representing New Yorkers from diverse industries working throughout the technology ecosystem.

Earlier, Rasiej founded, an innovative education nonprofit that was the first to offer technology training in New York City public schools, and created the Personal Democracy Forum, recognized as the world’s largest conference exploring the intersection of technology, politics, and government.