Chris Vein

Current: Chief Innovation Adviser, Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacifc (Sirca)

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

In this capacity, Chris led 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. An avid cook and traveler, Chis is based in California where he is still renovating his geodesic dome house and mentors those in need. 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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