Prizes in the Public Sector

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The Craft of Incentive Prize Design: Lessons from the Public Sector ” – written by Deloitte Consulting LLC

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Welcome Remarks & Plenary Panel

Speakers (in order)

  • Christofer Nelson, Program Director, Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest
  • Jenn Gustetic, Assistant Director for Open Innovation, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Panel Moderator: Beth Swanson, Vice President, Joyce Foundation
  • Marian McFadden, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA
  • Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer, New York City
  • John Cassidy, Senior Manager at Monitor Deloitte

Winner Spotlight & Prize Commitments


  • Elena Lucas, CEO, UtilityAPI
  • Natasha Wright, PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

New Prize Commitments

  • Mike Stebbins, Vice President, Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Michael Smith, Director, White House Social Innovation Fund
  • Dr. Peter Preuss, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Keynote “Fireside Chat”

  • Dr. Bradford Tousley, Director, Tactical Technology Office (TTO), DARPA 
  • Cristin Dorgelo, Chief of Staff, OSTP 

Prize Commitments & Call to Action

New Prize Commitments

  • Nancy Rodriguez, Director, National Institute of Justice
  • Shasha Jumbe, PhD, Senior Program Officer, Biometrics, Quantitative Sciences, Integrated Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), U.S. Department of Education


  • Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation

Prize Design Interactive Session: Developing Ambitious Prizes

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  • Nes Parker, Monitor Deloitte
  • Sandeep Patel, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services 

Workshop: Moving from a Culture of “Problem Solving” to a Culture of “Problem Definition”

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  • Jenn Gustetic, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Zoe Szajnfarber, The George Washington University

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