I’m passionate about the power of technology and people to create a better world.
Hi! I’m Greg. I’m a social innovator. What’s that mean? I figure out ways for technology to help connect people with each other and the world around them.
I’m currently a software product manager at Amplify Education, where we make software and hardware to empower teachers and schools. I’ve been a consultant to places like the NYC public schools, the NYC Charter School Center, Active Data Exchange, and many other startups.
I call myself a “social innovator” because I focus on designing products and initiatives that empower organizations’ advocates and fans to take action and initiate the network effect by inspiring their communities.
I founded Keystone Politics, a news and liberal advocacy organization, in 2004. Check out my LinkedIn profile for a more comprehensive view of my professional activities.
Most everything I do, both professionally and in my spare time, is meant to have a positive impact on society. I’m passionate about marriage equality, civil rights, education, poverty, good government, journalism, and civic participation, among other things.
I spent several years consulting for companies, major non-profits, and school districts to help them built great digital products and use of technology. I directed website, intranet, content management, and search engine operations at the NYC Department of Education, the largest school district in the country. Before moving to New York, I was a technology advisor and aide to Chairman Henry Waxman and senior Democrats at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight, where I introduced a comprehensive live internet video of committee hearings to the public and worked to increase public interest in Congressional oversight.
Media Appearances and Availability
I’m also a freelance journalist, blogger, and essayist; my work has appeared on the web for The Guardian, the London Independent, Newsweek, and more. I provided on-air coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention for NBN-TV in the Philippines, and have been featured multiple times as a political expert on XM Radio’s POTUS channel. Get in touch if you’re interested in a speaking engagement, essay, or on-air appearance.