Michael Slaby - CEO, Timshel

Passionate and committed to helping humanity save the world, Michael Slaby is a world leader in digital, strategy, technology, and how together they can drive organizations and companies. He is the Founder & CEO of Timesel, a social-impact technology company, and served as Chief Integration and Innvation Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Obama for America in 2012 and 2008.

Passionate and committed to helping humanity save the world, Michael Slaby is a world leader in digital, strategy, technology, and how together they can drive organizations and companies. Most recently, he ran Chicago Ideas – the community impact nonprofit behind the Chicago Ideas Week festival. Previously, he founded and was Head of Mission of Timshel -- a social-impact technology company. He was Fellow at Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Michael helped lead Obama for America as Chief Integration and Innovation Officer in 2012 where he oversaw all of technology and analytics, and as Deputy Digital Director and Chief Technology Officer in 2008.

In addition, Michael has served as an advisor and board member to initiatives including the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, Rhize, Bright Pink, I Am That Girl, and LiveStrong and was named to Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 List for 2011 and their Tech 50 List in 2013. He is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in Chicago with his much more awesome wife, Lydia.