Nathaniel Manning was selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow for Project OpenData as part of the new White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The program pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months.
The Open Data Initiatives program aims to “liberate” government data and voluntarily-contributed corporate data to fuel entrepreneurship, improve the lives of Americans in many tangible ways, and create jobs.
This is one in a series introducing 18 Fellows working on five initiatives that are part of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Manning is the Director of Business Development and Strategy at Ushahidi, a nonprofit tech company from Kenya that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization, and interactive mapping.
He is also the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of 9th Sense Robotics. Manning sits on the World Economic Forum’s Personal Data Tiger Team, on Google’s Data Colloquium Team, and on the technical advisory board to The Rules, and is an alumnus of Singularity University.
He has been an advisor to Runa Tea, a USA-Ecuadorian social enterprise. He also co-founded a web-video platform called TheInteract.net. Previously, Manning was a financial associate for the Clean Energy team at the Clinton Climate Initiative, living in Bangkok and Melbourne and working throughout emerging markets. He has run his own energy and design consulting group.
Manning holds a BA in Religious Studies and an MA in Environmental Science with a focus on international development and carbon finance from Brown University.
Follow him on Twitter at @natpmanning.