David Edinger, Chief Performance Officer, City and County of Denver
Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services, City of New York
Samuel Nguyen, Senior Economist, Behavioural Insights Team, U.K. Cabinet Office
Matt Segneri, Government Innovation Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies
David Edinger is the Chief Performance Officer for the City and County of Denver.
Linda I. Gibbs is the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. As Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Gibbs oversees the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Human Resources Administration, Administration for Children's Services, Department of Homeless Services, Department for the Aging, Health and Hospitals Corporation, Department of Correction, Department of Probation, Department of Juvenile Justice, Office of Health Insurance Access, and the HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Mayor, Gibbs was the Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services. During the Giuliani Administration, Gibbs served as the Deputy Commissioner for Management and Planning for the Administration for Children's Services. Since her graduation from SUNY Buffalo School of Law in 1985, Gibbs has served in various positions in New York City's government. She has also served in the New York City Council as Special Advisor to the Director of the Finance Division and at the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget as Deputy Director for Social Services.
Samuel Nguyen is Senior Economist for the Behavioural Insights Team in the U.K. Cabinet Office.
Matt is an expert in civic and social innovation and a trusted advisor to business, government, and nonprofit leaders. Currently, he works full-time with the Government Innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Prior to joining Bennett Midland, he served as a senior advisor to the Mayor of Boston (Thomas Menino), where he focused on service and civic engagement, safety and security, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Matt joined the Mayor’s Office as an HBS Leadership Fellow. Previously, he worked as a Special Advisor Intern at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Matt also worked as a project leader at Monitor Group, a global strategy consulting firm, where he served domestic and international clients across the private, public, and social sectors. Matt holds an AB with honors in Psychology from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Samuel Nguyen, economist for the Behavioural Insights team at the UK
cabinet office, explains how the government used randomized control
trials and behavioral economics to improve government performance.