Nicco Mele

Managing Director, DRK

Nicco Mele is managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the co-chair of the Harvard Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence. From 2016-19, Nicco was the Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. He continues to teach classes on technology’s impact on media, politics, and public policy. Nicco advises several startups, including Blueprint Robotics (on-demand manufacturing), Optimus Ride (autonomous vehicles), Plympton (publishing), and Cignify (data analytics). Nicco serves on the board of the National Conference on Citizenship, Democracy.Works, and MassPoetry. His publications include the international bestseller The End of Big: How The Digital Revolution Makes David The New Goliath.

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Andrew Warren
Co-Founder, Recidiviz
Clementine Jacoby
Co-Founder, Recidiviz
Evan Marwell
Founder, Education SuperHighway
Jay Jordan
CEO, Alliance for Safety and Justice
John Wetzel (Emeritus Board Member)
Former Secretary of Corrections, Pennsylvania
Nicco Mele
Managing Director, DRK
Robert Rooks (Emeritus Board Member)
CEO, Alliance for Safety and Justice
Rose Afriyie
Founder, mRelief

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