July 28, 2013 |

Speaker Spotlight: Rachel Sterne Haot - Tech Titan

Nobody had ever held Rachel Sterne Haot's job before she took it in 2011—it didn't exist. As New York City's Chief Digital Officer, Sterne-Haot became the first CDO of a city in the United States—and she was only 27. This year, she was ranked #3 on Business Insider's "30 Women Under 30" list. On the job, she's put in place digital strategies that improve communication between the city and its citizens and that support local tech companies. Earlier in her career, just a year out of college, she founded GroundReport, a crowdsourced journalism platform. Sterne-Haot has also taught a course on "Social Media and Entrepreneurship" at the Columbia Business School.