T4A.org creates space for private and public sector leaders to serve their country through dialog, two-way exchange of ideas, and the creation of public-private partnerships that benefit all Americans. We achieve our mission through our signature TechTables
, where we convene our Innovators
together with a single “Convening Guest
” from the public sector, who brings a particular challenge to brainstorm. We always open the discussion with the question, “What can Silicon Valley do to help you better tackle big challenges?”
In addition to TechTables, we occasionally pursue discussions around particular subjects like, for example, “The Future of Work.” We also have developed a partnership with the National League of Cities that helps mayors and city leaders better understand how technologies are impacting their constituents.
Since our founding in 2013, our guests have come from a distinguished bipartisan group of leaders, including Dr. Madeleine Albright, Senator Olympia Snowe, General Stanley McChrystal, Univ. of Calif. President Janet Napolitano, Grover Norquist, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (former House Judiciary Cmte. Chairman), PG&E Chairman Jeff Bleich, and the Governors of Oregon, Washington, Rhode Island, and more.
We have ignited world-class public/private partnerships through this model:
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Co-Founder & President
Jim is the Co-Founder & President of T4A.org, and currently serves as Salesforce.com’s SVP of Government Affairs. Jim founded and led Tech4Obama over the past election cycle, working very closely with Tech community, organizing and leveraging the broad support of the community around the President’s reelection. Prior to the campaign, Jim worked as a finance consultant, fundraising throughout California and the Northwest for candidates, non-profits, and trade associations. Jim lives in San Francisco with his wife Cammy, and two-year-old son, James, Jr.
Read our interview with Jim here.
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Co-Founder & Director
Rusty is a co-founder of T4A.org. He is a prolific startup advisor and investor, and serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards (including ours!). He was CEO of SNOCAP through the sale of the company to imeem, Inc. in 2008. He also served as EVP, HR at Electronic Arts (EA); during his tenure, EA was named one of the “100 Top Places to Work For” by Fortune magazine. Rusty and his wife Patti are dedicated patrons of the arts; Rusty is President of the GRAMMY Foundation, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University is named for them.
Read our interview with Rusty here.