Bios

Michael Slaby
Chief Innovation and Integration Officer
Obama for America


Obama for America

Passionate and committed to saving the world, Michael Slaby rejoined the Obama Team in March 2011 as Chief Integration and Innovation Officer where he oversees the CTO, CIO, CAO, and ensures effective integration of technology into the rest of the campaign. Most recently he was the Digital Global Practice Chair at Edelman and Chief Technology Strategist for TomorrowVentures - Eric Schmidt's hybrid venture capital fund - where he worked with companies from Fortune 100 to angel-round startups on their technology, digital media, and organizational strategy.

During the 2008 cycle, Michael served as the Chief Technology Officer for Obama for America and as Technology Director for the Presidential Transition Team. Prior to joining the Obama family, worked as Deputy Campaign Manager for an alderman in Chicago and spent the 2006 cycle at The Strategy Group. Before jumping into politics and campaigns full-time, he spent several years working in multimedia design & development and web application & platform development with a series of startups.

In addition, Michael has served as a technology and digital strategy advisor as well as board member to several non-profit initiatives including Fuck Cancer, Bright Pink, I Am That Girl, LiveStrong, Citizen Effect, and Jumo and was named to Crain's Chicago 40 Under 40 List for 2011.