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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Suhas Subramanyam. Our faith in government is at an all-time low. But is there anything we as citizens can do to make government work better for us? Entrepreneur and former White House Policy Advisor Suhas Subramanyam says yes—just demand better process from our leaders.

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Suhas Subramanyam

Suhas Subramanyam

Suhas Subramanyam is an entrepreneur, investor, and policy expert who has advised Presidents and Members of Congress on technology, infrastructure, and economic empowerment. He currently a Partner at Global Corridor Group, where he helps catalyze technology, transportation and infrastructure projects and investments around the globe. He joined Global Corridor Group after serving almost two years at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he ran the White House Tech Policy Task Force and served as a Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer. There, he advised President Obama on all aspects of technology and innovation, most notably infrastructure policy, economic development in rural and underserved areas, and improving government services and policy processes. He also worked to identify opportunities and challenges related to emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual Reality.

Before joining the White House, Suhas handled a range of technology and trade issues for major U.S. law firms and worked as an advisor to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is a resident of Ashburn, Virginia, where he serves as a volunteer firefighter and remains an active member of the Rotary Club of Ashburn. He holds a J.D. from Northwestern University.