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Chris Vein
Chief Innovation Officer
The World Bank

Described by FedInsider as “innovating innovation itself,” Mr. Chris Vein is the Chief Innovation Officer for Global Technology Development at the World Bank. 

In this capacity, Chris leads the implementation of the World Bank’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategy, ICT policy and engagement dialogue with internal and external clients, and global ICT knowledge and expertise with client countries. 

Prior to joining the World Bank, Chris was the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

In that role, Chris focused on making government more open, entrepreneurial, and lean; creating new and innovative opportunities for delivering government products, services and processes; and incubating innovation capacity in the civic, technology and civic society arenas.

Over the past two award-winning decades, Chris has had the honor of serving four Presidents of the United States, thousands of professional association practitioners around the world, for-profit consulting organizations, and local government organizations.

Chris is a sought-after commentator and speaker, quoted in a wide range of news sources from the Economist to Inc. Magazine.

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