ABOUT RACHEL STERNE
Rachel Sterne is Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she focuses on the City's digital media strategy.
Prior to this position, she was CEO of GroundReport, a global news platform that democratizes the media and supports over 9,000 active international contributors who cover the world from the ground up, breaking stories and vetting reports as a community.
Prior to founding GroundReport, Rachel worked as a Political Reporter for the State Department on the United Nations Security Council. Her experience inspired her to launch a vehicle that empowers people to share their stories and discover what's really going on in the world. After the UN Rachel was a Business Developer at peer-to-peer platform LimeWire, where she led the relaunch of several websites.
Rachel was named one of 'America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs' by then Businessweek in 2009. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, where she teaches on social media and entrepreneurship.
RACHEL STERN EXPLAINS THE 90 DAY REPORT
Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, unveiled Road Map for the Digital City - a plan to make New York the premiere Digital City. When Sterne was named the City's first Chief Digital Officer, Mayor Bloomberg asked her to undertake a 90-day review and to produce a report on how New York City should enhance its use of digital media and it sstanding as a digital City. In this "That's So New York", Sterne highlights the mission of the report, and some of the ways City agencies have been serving residents through digital and social media.
WATCH SETTING THE DIGITAL STANDARD: OPEN GOVERNMENT in NYC
On June 8th, City officials gathered at the Time Warner Center to discuss a panel focusing on open government in a digital age. This included Seth Pinsky, President of EDC, Carole Post, Commissioner of DOITT, Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer, and Adam Sharp, Manager of Government and Political Partnerships with Twitter. We are there to capture the discussion.