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Leading Design Strategy Workshop at US Department of State (July 2017)
About The Author
Mitchell Sipus has improved living conditions in refugee camps, reduced poverty in urban slums, and transformed conflict cities. In 2015, he was invited to join President Obama's innovation team at the White House. As a Presidential Innovation Fellow, Mitchell drives large scale transformation to entrenched and complex government problems. 

Previously from 2014-2015 Mitchell built the Machine Learning startup, Symkala, while a doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2011-14 he built and scaled his first company, SSR+D, as strategic advisors for the governments of Afghanistan and Somalia on urban reconstruction. Leading SSR+D, Mitchell pioneered the design of grass-roots informatics for economic development of Mogadishu.

You can also find Mitchell's work in publications by the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, and NASA on the integration of UAVs and autonomous cars in cities.  
His work is regularly featured in a variety of outlets including WIRED, Popular Science, and Gizmodo and he has spoken widely  at venues including MIT MediaLab, Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, Columbia Earth Institute, George Washington University, the American Geography Society, and at Oxford University. 


For more Information or to Contact Mitchell: www.sipusdesign.com