Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Nick Sinai is United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.  In this role, Nick helps lead the President’s Open Data Initiatives to liberate data to fuel innovation and economic growth, and helps lead the Open Government Initiative to ensure the Federal Government is more transparent, participatory, and collaborative.  Nick previously served at the Federal Communications Commission, where he played a key role in crafting the National Broadband Plan, and led a team that explored how broadband and advanced communications could help the nation achieve its goals of energy independence and energy efficiency.  Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Nick was a venture capitalist at Polaris Partners and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners (now Tenaya Capital). Nick also served in executive and advisory roles with two Boston area start-up technology companies, and served as a senior advisor to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Nick earned an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an A.B. from Harvard University.

Recent Events

March 19, 2014

ITIF will host a panel discussing the plan’s implementation, focusing on adoption in vertical markets.

July 20, 2011

A panel of experts debate policies to drive technological innovation for consumer empowerment in the electricity sector.

March 16, 2011

ITIF reunites the FCC team that spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into people’s daily lives.

March 11, 2010

Congress has insisted that a national broadband plan specifically address “national purposes” – job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland s