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    Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos The Power of the Connected Age Everyone Can Thrive in the New Economy Rework America Rework America Connected Connecting you with the skills and tools to succeed America s Moment An action agenda and a hopeful vision for America s future Rework America Connected Connecting you with the skills and tools to succeed America s Moment An action agenda and a hopeful vision for America s future News Events SXSWedu 2016 March 7 2016 Dangerous Digital Divide Looming for Small Businesses By Zoë Baird January 14 2016 Next Economy November 13 2015 See All News Events Rework America Americans are facing the biggest economic shift in a century but the promise of the future is great This is America s moment to shape what comes next Member Commentary Rework America members share their insights on creating opportunity for everyone Events Take a look at what we ve been up to and learn about upcoming events featuring Markle leadership and Rework America members Personal Stories Meet Americans who are seizing the possibilities of the connected age Member Commentary Rework America members share their insights on creating opportunity for everyone Events Take a look at what we ve been up to and learn about upcoming events featuring Markle leadership and Rework America members Personal Stories Meet Americans who are seizing the possibilities of the connected age What can we do to make opportunity available for everyone Learn More About Rework America Learn More About Rework America What America is Thinking What We re Reading Loading s title See All Other Areas of Work Health Seeking a digital transformation in health care Markle Connecting for Health was convened to accelerate the use of health IT to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of health care The group gave rise to the Blue Button health record download feature and developed a Common Framework for information sharing which informed the HITECH American

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  • About Markle | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    traditional civil liberties while pursuing the timely sharing of knowledge among agencies charged with defending the nation Our work in both of these areas has gained widespread acceptance as evidenced by sweeping reforms at the local state and federal levels as well as the adoption of new technologies Our work today is as challenging as ever We believe that everyone has a meaningful place in the new economy Through our latest undertaking Rework America A Markle Initiative we re committed to preparing and connecting Americans to the opportunities of tomorrow With an eye on the future Markle and its partners remain driven to solve and seek solutions to the nation s most complex challenges We invite you to join us Zoë Baird CEO and President Our Principles Markle works with its collaborators to offer comprehensive recommendations and actions addressing some of the nation s greatest challenges Several key recommendations have become law through acts of Congress and by executive order and have formed the basis for business objectives The following principles guide our work Collaboration Working relationships across sectors is crucial to finding solutions that work in our complex connected world Innovation Finding new pathways new ideas and new opportunities to achieve our goals is critical to maximizing impact Broad Participation Empowering all Americans to benefit from the power of information Adaptability Responding and evolving to change as new information or ideas surface Transformation Changing how we think and operate enhances the economic security health and national security of future generations Policy Establishing guidelines allows for trusted information sharing with safeguards in place to protect civil liberties Our Impact Markle leverages the potential of information technology to drive solutions to some of the nation s most pressing problems in the areas of health the economy and national security Our work has led to transformative change in a variety of sectors including the implementation of national health care reforms that offer Americans the ability to view download and transmit their personal health information and the advancement of a more open and transparent culture of national security information sharing after 9 11 Markle s work since 1998 has led to sweeping reforms at the federal state and local levels Rework America Connected A cutting edge partnership will help middle skill job seekers gain access to meaningful career opportunities and provide local employers with a more qualified workforce Rework America Connected A cutting edge partnership will help middle skill job seekers gain access to meaningful career opportunities and provide local employers with a more qualified workforce America s Moment America s Moment is about the future It describes how the same forces of change technology and a networked world can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone America s Moment America s Moment is about the future It describes how the same forces of change technology and a networked world can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone New Pathways For Learning Inspired by Rework America Starbucks chairman president and ceo

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  • About Markle | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    traditional civil liberties while pursuing the timely sharing of knowledge among agencies charged with defending the nation Our work in both of these areas has gained widespread acceptance as evidenced by sweeping reforms at the local state and federal levels as well as the adoption of new technologies Our work today is as challenging as ever We believe that everyone has a meaningful place in the new economy Through our latest undertaking Rework America A Markle Initiative we re committed to preparing and connecting Americans to the opportunities of tomorrow With an eye on the future Markle and its partners remain driven to solve and seek solutions to the nation s most complex challenges We invite you to join us Zoë Baird CEO and President Our Principles Markle works with its collaborators to offer comprehensive recommendations and actions addressing some of the nation s greatest challenges Several key recommendations have become law through acts of Congress and by executive order and have formed the basis for business objectives The following principles guide our work Collaboration Working relationships across sectors is crucial to finding solutions that work in our complex connected world Innovation Finding new pathways new ideas and new opportunities to achieve our goals is critical to maximizing impact Broad Participation Empowering all Americans to benefit from the power of information Adaptability Responding and evolving to change as new information or ideas surface Transformation Changing how we think and operate enhances the economic security health and national security of future generations Policy Establishing guidelines allows for trusted information sharing with safeguards in place to protect civil liberties Our Impact Markle leverages the potential of information technology to drive solutions to some of the nation s most pressing problems in the areas of health the economy and national security Our work has led to transformative change in a variety of sectors including the implementation of national health care reforms that offer Americans the ability to view download and transmit their personal health information and the advancement of a more open and transparent culture of national security information sharing after 9 11 Markle s work since 1998 has led to sweeping reforms at the federal state and local levels Rework America Connected A cutting edge partnership will help middle skill job seekers gain access to meaningful career opportunities and provide local employers with a more qualified workforce Rework America Connected A cutting edge partnership will help middle skill job seekers gain access to meaningful career opportunities and provide local employers with a more qualified workforce America s Moment America s Moment is about the future It describes how the same forces of change technology and a networked world can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone America s Moment America s Moment is about the future It describes how the same forces of change technology and a networked world can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone New Pathways For Learning Inspired by Rework America Starbucks chairman president and ceo

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  • Markle Conference Space | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Markle Conference Space Located on the top floor of a landmark building in midtown Manhattan the Markle conference space is available on a daily or weekly basis Minutes from Times Square Broadway theatres and Central Park the Markle Conference Space is perfectly suited for board meetings and business gatherings Nine large windows offer natural lighting and views of Rockefeller Plaza and St Patrick s Cathedral Click Images For Larger View Classroom Configuration Lounge Banquet Set Up Circular Configuration Reception Kitchen Pantry Area Hours Monday through Friday normal business hours Conference Room Dimensions Total Space Conference Room Lounge Conference Room Capacity Table Configurations 2 000 square feet 1 100 square feet 900 square feet 35 40 people Circular Table 27 chairs Oval Table 16 chairs Classroom Style 20 chairs Audio Visual Equipment Teleconferencing Videoconferencing High Speed Internet Access Video Projector for Presentations Electronic Window Shades Table Microphones

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  • Events | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Events SXSWedu 2016 Date March 7 2016 Location Austin Texas Our partnership is creating a new and innovative skills based marketplace to help many more Americans connect to good jobs new career paths and training resources Closing the Gap Solutions for an Inclusive Economy Date December 7 2015 Location Palm Beach Florida Rework America members David Kirkpatrick Tim O Reilly and Philip Zelikow join others to discuss the impact of technology and globalization on our economy and workforce Bloomberg The Year Ahead 2016 Date November 10 2015 Location New York City New York Zoë Baird joins in discussion with Bill Bennett and Sebastian Thrun to talk about innovative approaches for retraining millions for the jobs of tomorrow Next Economy Date November 13 2015 Location San Francisco California Zoë Baird joins other distinguished panelists on Managing Talent in the Networked Age and Policy Action Recommendations For the 21st Century Economy WorldAffairs 2015 Date October 16 2015 Location St Regis San Francisco California Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird joined leading thinkers for a discussion on technology jobs and the challenge of the shrinking middle class LinkedIn Education Connect 2015 Date October 15 2015 Location Metropolitan Pavilion The Suite New York City Zoë Baird and Allen Blue describe how Rework America Connected is working with LinkedIn and higher education to better connect job seekers to opportunity Aspen Institute Senate Socrates 2015 America s Moment Talk and Signing Date October 15 2015 Location The Aspen Institute Washington DC Rework America member Phillip Zelikow will describe how the book aims to reset the national conversation about economic change jobs inclusion and prosperity The Close It Summit Demand More Date October 15 2015 Location The Capital Hilton Washington DC Markle Senior Director Wan Lae Cheng describes how Rework America Connected will bring together jobseekers employers and educational providers through a skills based digital labor market McKinsey Global Institute s

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  • In The News | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Markle In The News Going Against the Flow Allen Blue Cofounder of LinkedIn Publication Huffington Post Author Charu Sharma Published December 8 2015 Recently I have especially been working on a specific publication Rework America Connected that will bring together educators and employers to close the skills gap and create high paying jobs for professionals A LinkedIn For the Middle Skills Market Publication SiliconBeat Author Michelle Quinn Published November 13 2015 What if the job market really ran like a market That s the idea behind Rework America Connected a project by Markle to help the roughly 70 percent of Americans who don t have college degrees get the training they need How My Students and I Built a Classroom of Scientific Inquiry and Social Justice and How It Changed My Life Publication The Huffington Post Author Mike Meaney Published November 3 2015 I now manage a project funded by the Markle Foundation that seeks to connect job seekers to a real time education and labor market 5 Takeaways from LinkedIn s Education Connect 2015 Publication LinkedIn Author Sean Callahan Published October 16 2015 Zoë Baird CEO and President of Markle says the world has moved from an industrial to a digital economy That shift is causing changes in the workforce leading to changes in what students require to find jobs What The Uber Economy Means For The Future Of Work Publication Think Progress Author Alan Pyke Published September 6 2015 Existing public policy around employment makes that choice far too expensive according to Philip Zelikow who helped author a collection of research and policy thinking for Rework America American Ends with I Can Publication strategy business Author Lydia DePillis Published August 27 2015 America s Moment was written by a collection of academics tech executives elected officials and consultants convened by the Markle Foundation The book promises transformative solutions to the thorny problems that the US faces today Another Push to Help Workers With an Online Twist Publication Inside Philanthropy Author Kiersten Marek Published July 30 2015 Here s another example of philanthropy taking on the jobs challenge announced recently in Phoenix

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  • Resources | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    we need to connect both and put opportunity within reach Imagine the possibilities if businesses use concrete skill sets as their benchmarks for employment and education and training providers offered credentials that identify a job seeker s capabilities We could open doors for so many who are ready to tackle a wide range of work and who want the opportunity to thrive in today s economy Colorado has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country but we know there is still work to do especially for middle skill jobs said Gov John Hickenlooper Innovative approaches like Rework America Connected will help end the skills mismatch and create a transparent job market that offers Coloradans a chance at a career path with real advancement potential aligning with the goals of the new Business Experiential Learning Commission Rework America Connected will provide cutting edge technology tools and resources to job seekers employers and educators from data and dashboards on industry specific talent needs to flexible innovative educational and training content from online providers like community colleges and boot camps It will also deploy a sophisticated recruitment effort to engage and connect middle skill workers of all types a population that is often underserved and disconnected from job opportunities and education tools LinkedIn s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce said LinkedIn VP Product Management and Co Founder Allen Blue With Rework America Connected we are taking another step towards achieving that vision Through greater transparency between employers educators and job seekers we re aiming to create greater economic opportunity for middle skilled workers Working with Rework America Connected we will empower organizations to create high quality online learning experiences and credentials valued by employers to help job seekers gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance their careers said edX President and COO Wendy Cebula Employers welcomed Rework America Connected as an important tool to help expand their business Across the state advanced manufacturing companies deal with the challenge of finding skilled workers to fit our needs which is why Rework America Connected will create a bridge to help our industry grow said Noel Ginsburg Intertech Plastics CEO We have more need for skilled workers than ever before and we are excited to use Rework America Connected to find new employees and help Colorado s economy continue to excel Colorado will be the first state in the nation to participate in Rework America Connected and Phoenix will the first city Rework America Connected chose these locations for their track record and commitment to job creation education and innovation as well as their commitment to building partnerships aimed at improving the lives of its citizens Employers job seekers educational institutions and community based organizations interested in participating in the program are welcome to visit www reworkamericaconnected org to join the coalition or sign up for more information Rework America Connected can also be found on Facebook at Rework America and on Twitter ReworkAmerica Rework America Connected is a key part of the Markle Foundation s Rework America initiative which is driving real solutions to the disruptive changes brought on by technology and globalization Rework America s 56 members are leaders from across a diverse spectrum who work to drive innovations to create opportunities for Americans in today s networked economy Most recently Markle s members collectively authored the book America s Moment Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age which calls on leaders from all sectors to create new paths for good and meaningful work offers an agenda for action and outlines recommendations to navigate the changing economic landscape of the connected age Media Contact email protected About Markle and Rework America Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems for the economic security health and national security of all Americans Markle s current initiative Rework America is focused on accelerating innovations that use the forces of technology and globalization to return opportunities to Americans in today s rapidly changing networked economy For more information visit markle org follow the foundation on Twitter MarkleFdn and visit http www ReworkAmerica org press release media release America s Moment Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age New book redefines ways Americans can thrive in the digital economy In a time of deep polarization America s Moment provides an important service by developing a tangible and workable way forward for America s most pressing policy problems Arthur C Brooks president of the American Enterprise Institute For anyone looking for insights and inspiration on navigating the 21st century economy this is essential reading Reid Hoffman co founder and chairman of LinkedIn America s Moment redefines the biggest economic transformation this country has seen in a century Arianna Huffington cofounder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post This wise book is a roadmap for restoring the American Dream Walter Isaacson president and CEO of Aspen Institute The Aspen Journal of Ideas NEW YORK NY In the midst of the biggest economic transformation in 100 years one that has left millions of Americans uncertain of their future technology and globalization are not a threat but an opportunity to reshape the future write a diverse group of leaders across America in the collectively authored book America s Moment Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age Released this week America s Moment is a call to action at a critical moment in history as a wave of digital technological and marketplace transformations have fundamentally altered the very nature of work Through a compelling lens that looks at examples of innovative entrepreneurs small businesses and Americans across the country America s Moment demonstrates how our lives have been impacted by the country s economic transformation and how we can rework America for the 21st century economy The book calls on leaders from all sectors to use technology to create new paths for good and meaningful work offers an agenda for action and outlines recommendations to navigate the changing economic landscape of the connected age It is part of a major commitment from the Markle Foundation s Rework America initiative whose 56 leaders are driving actions to expand opportunities for employment and learning The Markle Foundation pledged 50 million over three years to advance Rework America offering a vision as well as partnerships to connect Americans to opportunity America s Moment is a call to participate in the most vital undertaking for America in the 21st Century said Zoë Baird CEO and president of Markle who leads Rework America and who wrote the book s preface It is unacceptable in our nation for economic well being to be out of reach for so many hard working Americans Everyone must once again feel their efforts can lead to endless possibilities The forces of globalization and technological change can also be the tools we use to make sure all Americans are included in this transformation We need leaders to share and build on this agenda to secure meaningful work for all Americans America s Moment is not just another book describing the problem It is a call to action at a critical juncture in our nation s life to create more good work prepare Americans for 21st century careers and connect job seekers with opportunities The book offers solutions on a broad front and proposes dozens of recommendations for action to accomplish these goals Among them Preparing Americans for the lives they want through new affordable flexible and personalized higher education options beyond high school to supplement the college path There need to be many ways to learn and train for the work of the future over the course of a lifetime Better matching Americans to opportunities through new credential systems that recognize an individual s abilities and by providing transparent and accessible information on skills required by employers Creating more jobs in America by linking American small businesses and entrepreneurs to the world of buyers for goods and services Creating growth potential for job creating small businesses by expanding access to capital and credit that is currently parked on the sidelines and Enabling many more career paths to well compensated work by using technology to deliver information to workers when they need it The daunting challenges of the new economy demand new ideas new types of leadership and new partnerships both public and private said co author and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Business education and government leaders can work collaboratively to grow our economy invest in education and create good jobs We have to step up and take responsibility if we want to prepare the workforce of tomorrow America s Moment shows us the steps that America must take to turn today s challenges into opportunities said co author Geoffrey Canada president of the non profit Harlem Children s Zone The digital technology revolution has given us incredible new tools for learning and ways to turn the corner on the financial anxiety and job insecurity that are haunting so many Americans We now have the ability to expand the number of pathways to learning and to rethink how every individual can be ensured of a pathway to opportunity and employment explained ASU President and co author Michael Crow With the technological tools available to us today we can advance flexible and personalized learning systems and generate new market ready credentials based on an individual s demonstrated knowledge America s Moment serves as an important reminder that we are stronger as a nation when everyone gets an equal chance to achieve success said co author Howard Schultz chief executive officer and chairman Starbucks With millions of Americans completely disconnected from the economy we need the leadership creativity and courage of the private sector working with communities and everyday citizens to create meaningful lifelong opportunities for all Technology and globalization are not our biggest challenge they are our greatest opportunity The world economy is set to more than triple in size in the next 15 years said Robert K Steel co author of America s Moment and CEO Perella Weinberg Partners Looking at the Internet alone there were a billion users in 2006 now there are three billion and growing American small businesses can use openings created by the Internet for much more digitized commerce They can produce goods and services that are valued around the world and connect directly to millions of potential new international customers Technology and platforms have created the opportunity for small and medium size businesses to connect with and sell to customers anywhere in the world something which was completely unheard of 20 or 30 years ago said co author James Manyika Director McKinsey Global Institute They will be the engine that powers America s future growth The exponentially expanding capabilities of information technology have precipitated the greatest economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution said Craig Mundie president of Mundie Associates former Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft and co author of the book We need to rethink how we optimally invest going forward to innovate in education training and credentialing And leaders need to shine a light on the ideas and policies that will secure our economic future and most importantly recognize the very real dangers to our economy and national security that will come from continued inaction We must ensure that all Americans especially Americans in underserved communities have full access to the tools of the digital revolution said co author Antonia Hernandez President and CEO California Community Foundation Leaders across sectors must prioritize investing in these communities by expanding programs that make the Internet widely available that provide caring mentors and that help at risk young people develop their untapped potential and learn valued skills America has come through profound economic transformations before and we can successfully do it again said co author and Markle Visiting Director Philip Zelikow We reworked American institutions when we transitioned from an agrarian society to the industrial age This is what is needed today A number of programs will be forthcoming from Rework America and its partners to help create scalable actions A program expected to be unveiled later this month will provide cutting edge technology tools and resources to benefit middle skill job seekers employers and educational providers in partnership with local governments And in the coming months Rework America will focus on driving actions across the country and injecting the unique opportunities of the digital economy into the 2016 presidential election conversation How can there be so many paths to opportunity with so few people travelling them asked Ms Baird Imagine the America we want to live in with good jobs and ways to prepare for them opportunities to build businesses the excitement and not fear of innovation and a chance to create a better life for oneself This is the America we want our children to inherit Rework America will promote ideas and actions to enable all Americans to dream again For more visit http www markle org and http www ReworkAmerica org Media Contact Lisa MacSpadden or Chris Valens 212 713 7632 email protected About Markle Markle works to realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems for the economic security health and national security of all Americans Markle s current initiative is focused on accelerating innovations that use the forces of technology and globalization to return opportunities to Americans in today s rapidly changing networked economy For more information visit markle org and follow us on Twitter MarkleFdn Rework America Rework America an initiative of the Markle Foundation is a partnership focused on driving solutions to the changes brought by today s networked world Rework America s 60 members are leaders from across the political spectrum working in the business education government and nonprofit sectors to identify and develop new ways for Americans to grow their businesses create new jobs and develop the skills they need to participate in this new economy For more information visit ReworkAmerica org and follow us on Twitter ReworkAmerica press release media release Markle Foundation Announces Leadership Appointments NEW YORK NY Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird today announced the appointment of Robert Khedouri as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Wan Lae Cheng as Senior Director Both will build on an already diverse and talented team committed to furthering Markle s mission to improve the economic security health and national security of all Americans Currently Markle is engaged in a nationwide effort to advance transformative strategies that create paths for good and meaningful work for all Americans in the digital age Rework America the Markle Economic Future Initiative is a group of more than 50 leaders from across America focused on driving innovations in business education and training to ensure all Americans have a meaningful place in the new economy Robert and Wan Lae are important appointments for Markle as they bring extensive experience and add the necessary leadership and depth that will help us drive Rework America said Zoë Baird CEO and president of the Markle Foundation Their strength in building teams and developing comprehensive strategies across sectors will be instrumental as our initiative moves forward Markle recognizes that America is in the midst of the greatest economic transformation in over a hundred years said Robert Khedouri Through Rework America Markle has a vision for making opportunity available for everyone I very much look forward to working with Markle s talented team and helping to lead this important national initiative As someone who strongly believes in the promise of the American Dream I am honored to join Markle said Wan Lae Cheng Markle is an innovative forward thinking organization with the ability to impact the lives of millions of Americans I look forward working closely with our partners to make the Initiative s vision a reality About Robert Khedouri Most recently Robert Khedouri was Co Founder and Director at PeerIQ a financial information services company in the peer to peer loan space He was previously Co Founder and Co CEO of MusicGremlin a venture backed startup that pioneered the delivery of digital media content direct to wireless devices Following the sale of MusicGremlin to SanDisk in 2008 Robert held senior executive positions at SanDisk for several years most recently as GM of the Software Solutions Division Earlier in his career Robert was a corporate attorney with Cravath Swaine Moore where he represented banks and issuers in a variety of public and private debt and equity issuances mergers acquisitions and other corporate matters and also a consultant at McKinsey Company where his clients included a variety of technology companies financial institutions and media companies Robert holds a B S E with concentrations in finance and real estate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a J D from the University of Pennsylvania law school About Wan Lae Cheng Wan Lae served as Associate Principal at McKinsey Company since 2008 where her experience crossed the public private and social sectors Wan Lae focused on strategy organizational transformations and innovation with non profit higher education systems foundations and private sector companies in the education space She also led McKinsey s research on student attitudes as it relates to college completion and worked on topics related to Common Core assessments and implementation Prior to McKinsey Wan Lae worked for MDRC in Oakland CA a public policy firm specializing in large scale randomized control trials where she led site selection pilot design and data collection for federal studies on employment retention and advancement for the U S Department of Labor and U S Department of Health and Human Services Wan Lae holds a bachelor s degree from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs and an MBA from the Columbia Business School For more visit http www markle org and http www ReworkAmerica org Media Contact Lisa MacSpadden or William Herbig 212 713 7632 email protected About Markle Markle works to realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems for the economic security health and national security of all Americans Markle s current initiative is focused on accelerating innovations that use the forces of technology and globalization to return opportunities to Americans in today s rapidly changing networked economy For more information visit markle org and follow us on Twitter MarkleFdn Rework America Rework America an initiative of the Markle Foundation is a partnership focused on driving solutions to the changes brought by today s networked world Rework America s 60 members are leaders from across the political spectrum working in the business education government and nonprofit sectors to identify and develop new ways for Americans to grow their businesses create new jobs and develop the skills they need to participate in this new economy For more information visit ReworkAmerica org and follow us on Twitter ReworkAmerica press release media release REWORK AMERICA Markle Economic Future Initiative NEW YORK NY During the closing plenary of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative CGI Annual Meeting President Bill Clinton today announced REWORK AMERICA the Markle Economic Future Initiative s CGI Commitment to Action REWORK AMERICA is an extraordinary partnership focused on the changes brought about by today s networked world The Markle Economic Future Initiative will help drive innovations that expand opportunities for employment and broaden ways for all Americans to learn and train for the work of the future Co chaired by Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird and Starbucks chairman president and ceo Howard Schultz the Markle Economic Future Initiative brings together a broad collaboration of entrepreneurs technology leaders CEOs educators community and religious leaders and other partners to empower all Americans to succeed in today s digital economy The members believe it will take strong leadership in these transformational times to advance actions that help all Americans gain access to the resources they need to share in the benefits of the new economy Markle is committing 50 million dollars to REWORK AMERICA The members of REWORK AMERICA share a vision of a hopeful future for our nation one in which the changes brought about by a networked world work for us and where more Americans are optimistic about their chances for learning training and employment In a collective point of view reworkamerica org the members offer their thoughts for pairing ideas with powerful actions to accelerate innovations that return opportunities to all Americans While uncertainty and pessimism about the future remain high there is a strong foundation on which to rebuild In fact 70 percent of middle class Americans in a recent Markle commissioned national survey said they want the chance to advance their education and training to learn new skills in math science and technology Eighty six percent agreed that learning throughout one s lifetime is critical to keeping up in today s world And nearly 9 out of 10 middle class Americans expressed support for access to resources that can help American small businesses expand into new markets There is no challenge more important for the strength of our nation than the challenge of advancing economic opportunity for all Americans said Markle CEO and President and Markle Economic Future Initiative co chair Zoë Baird Americans are known for their creativity and entrepreneurship By mastering innovations in learning and business growth we can reach for a better future in which all Americans prosper in the networked world Technology is making it easier than ever to tap into learning that is more flexible affordable and personalized It also is creating new ways for Americans to work or to start and grow a business aided by tech platforms that can bring the world s growing middle class as potential customers to our tablets We need to enable Americans to connect with buyers around the world and to bring the operational power and insight of large businesses into the hands of small entrepreneurs and main street businesses And 21st century learning options are needed to develop credentials that correlate with work that will carry Americans into the future and enable people to keep learning throughout their lives I have long believed the best investment a leader can make is in their own people and their futures said Howard Schultz chairman president and ceo of Starbucks and co chair of the Markle Economic Future Initiative Today too many of our youth believe the American Dream is impossible to achieve It s more important now than ever for business community and government leaders to come together to create pathways to opportunity for young Americans to become the kind of leaders who will move our country forward Together we can create a future where the doors to opportunity are shut on no one and access to the American Dream is open to everyone Markle has long taken a leadership role with collaborations that use technology tools to address previously intractable public problems including overcoming obstacles to economic growth The recent Starbucks Arizona State University partnership inspired by the Markle Initiative is one example of a groundbreaking prototype for creating opportunities that rethink learning skill development and readiness for the work of the future The innovative plan will provide access to an online college education at ASU for thousands of Starbucks partners employees in the United States Collaborations with other educational institutions and businesses are also currently being developed to help Americans navigate the new economy We are in a period of momentous change in America said Purdue University President and Initiative member Mitchell E Daniels Jr former governor of Indiana and former director of the Office of Management and Budget One of our most important assets has always been the knowledge and skills of our workforce and the nation s economic success will depend on our effectiveness at educating students in an increasingly technological world But we can no longer rely on traditional strengths alone to prepare for the 21st century economy We must reimagine the way we teach and use today s new tools to design educational platforms that foster the skills today s employers say they prize most Many students are leaving college laden with debt often to discover that employment is yet another challenge said ASU President and Initiative member Michael Crow But this doesn t have to be We now have the ability to expand the pathways to learning and to rethink how every individual can be ensured of a pathway to opportunity and employment With new learning technologies and tools we can advance flexible and personalized learning and generate new market ready credentials based on demonstrated knowledge rather than only the more traditional pathways of post secondary education These new opportunities allow learning to be pursued at all times and in any venue More than ever education is the single most reliable way to break the cycle of generational poverty said Geoffrey Canada Initiative member and president of the non profit Harlem Children s Zone The digital technology revolution has given us incredible new tools for learning but it also raises the educational bar for future generations For that reason it is incumbent on our country to increase access to all of our young people and Rework America is a terrific step in that direction Initiative member and chairman and CEO of salesforce com Marc Benioff said We re in the middle of an incredible transformation driven by new social mobile and connected cloud technologies By embracing these new technologies we can prepare our youth for the jobs of tomorrow and encourage entrepreneurs to build new companies to propel our economy forward In order to restore the American dream in order to bring back hope and promise for so many people in this nation we need strong visionary leadership said Reverend Calvin Butts III pastor of The Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York City president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury and Initiative member Leadership has to be more than just strong and visionary in the sense of rhetoric it has to be ready to take risks Americans have always been good at innovation and seizing a challenge and making it work for them said Initiative member and Leavitt Partners Chairman Michael Leavitt the former governor of Utah and a former cabinet official But we need to recognize this is a genuine challenge and that we need to take steps to help build new jobs and new skills for the future And the sooner we do this the better For more information visit www reworkamerica org and www markle org Media Contact Lisa MacSpadden or William Herbig 212 713 7632 email protected About Markle Markle works to realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems for the economic security health and national security of all Americans Markle s current initiative is focused on accelerating innovations that use the forces of technology and globalization to return opportunities to Americans in today s rapidly changing networked economy For more information visit markle org and follow us on Twitter MarkleFdn Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B Carter Joins Markle Foundation NEW YORK NY Markle President Zoe Baird today announced the appointment of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr Ashton B Carter as Senior Executive at the Markle Foundation He will help develop the Markle Economic Future Initiative along with Baird and Initiative co chair Howard Schultz chairman president and ceo of Starbucks The Initiative is advancing transformative strategies that use technology and globalization to help all Americans flourish in the economy of a networked world The Markle Economic Future Initiative consists of a broad coalition of entrepreneurs academics CEOs diplomats community activists religious leaders and others who have assembled to collaborate on groundbreaking ideas for empowering Americans in today s economic landscape Carter will be a member of Markle s leadership team and will head up the Initiative s efforts to develop creative and scalable solutions to grow businesses by focusing on key opportunity areas These include helping Americans provide services into global markets using open data to offer growth opportunities using information technology to enable middle skilled Americans to do work that used to require years of training and improving access to capital As the Defense Department s former chief operating officer Dr Carter understands the forces impacting the American economy and our society He is a hands on leader who sees the big picture and envisions actionable solutions said Markle President Zoe Baird The addition of Dr Carter will strengthen our efforts to help Americans at all income levels transition to the economy of the future Carter has a long association with Markle He served as a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age since its inception in 2002 and in 1997 he and Baird prepared a Defense Science Board Summer Study on the role of defense against the terrorist threat The most important challenge facing the nation is finding innovative solutions to build the American Dream for the 21st Century to provide a path for all Americans to succeed in the networked economy said Dr Carter I look forward to continuing the practice of partnering with private and public sector experts that is essential to achieving Markle s goals After five years driving change at the Pentagon I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue to serve the public good at Markle Carter served in two of the top positions for the U S Department of Defense most recently as Deputy Secretary of Defense from October 2011 to December 2013 As Deputy Secretary he oversaw global operations with an annual budget of more than 600 billion and a 2 4 million workforce of civilian and military personnel From April 2009 to October 2011 Carter was Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics with responsibility for procurement of all technology systems services supplies bases and infrastructure energy and environment and more than 50 billion annually in Research and Development He was recognized for his service to national security on five separate occasions with the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal DOD s highest award Previously he served as Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners where he focused on advising major investment firms in technology and defense He also served as an advisor to Goldman Sachs on global affairs and as Professor and Chair of the International Relations Science and Security faculty at Harvard s Kennedy School of Government Carter has served on numerous boards including the MITRE Corporation Mitretek Systems MIT s Lincoln Laboratories and the Draper Laboratory Corporation He has also been a member of the Defense Policy Board the Defense Science Board and the Secretary of State s International Security Advisory Board He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group Carter is the author of 11 books and more than 100 articles on physics technology national security and management Contact Lisa MacSpadden or William Herbig email protected Philip Zelikow Joins Markle Foundation as Visiting Managing Director NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation today announced that Philip Zelikow has joined the organization as Visiting Managing Director Mr Zelikow is a member of the Markle Economic Future Initiative co chaired by Markle President Zoë Baird and Starbucks chairman president and ceo Howard Schultz The Initiative is advancing transformative strategies that use technology and globalization to help all Americans flourish in the economy of a networked world Mr Zelikow the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia is on leave from the University after completing a term as dean of the Graduate School His collaboration with Markle began in 2002 when he was Executive Director of the first year of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age That initiative co chaired by Zoë Baird and former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale led to highly regarded recommendations that formed the basis for intelligence reform and information sharing in the 9 11 Commission Report the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 the Protect America Act of 2007 and a wide range of actions at the federal state and local level as well as in the private sector We are delighted to have Philip s brilliant contribution and his extraordinary knowledge of how Americans succeeded in past economic transitions as Markle continues to explore ways to unleash opportunities for Americans in today s networked economy said Zoë Baird president of Markle He is a forward thinking educator whose contributions are instrumental to tackling this pressing social need America has been through major economic and social transitions before said Philip Zelikow But Americans used their talents to design and build the greatest engine of mass prosperity the world had ever seen By accelerating innovations that return opportunity to Americans we can do it again In 2003 2004 Zelikow directed the 9 11 Commission producing a report that led to many important reforms that have changed how government and businesses use information to improve national security while protecting traditional civil liberties The report was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award In 2005 2007 as the Counselor of the Department of State he served as a deputy to Secretary Rice with responsibilities including the Iraq war Middle East policy India North Korea intelligence and counterterrorism issues In addition to the University of Virginia Zelikow has taught at Harvard University and for the United States Navy He has served on several boards including as a member of the President s Intelligence Advisory Board for President George W Bush 2001 2003 and for President Barack Obama 2011 2013 and on the advisory board for global development of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation He has authored several books including Germany Unified and Europe Transformed A Study in Statecraft with Condoleezza Rice The Kennedy Tapes Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis with Ernest May and Essence of Decision with Graham Allison Gilman Louie Joins the Board of the Markle Foundation NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation announced today that Gilman Louie has joined its Board of Directors Mr Louie is currently a partner at Alsop Louie Partners a San Francisco based venture capital firm Gilman Louie has been a pioneer in this country s technology economy His vast experience fostering entrepreneurship and enhancing national security will help Markle advance the use of information technology to address the most difficult problems facing this nation said Zoë Baird president of Markle We are delighted that this leading technologist and business leader will help us achieve Markle s goals to improve people s lives through information technology Mr Louie is the founder and former CEO of In Q Tel a strategic venture fund created to help enhance national security by connecting the Central Intelligence Agency and United States intelligence community with venture backed entrepreneurial companies Prior to joining In Q Tel in 1999 Mr Louie was a pioneer in the interactive entertainment industry There he designed and developed the Falcon F 16 flight simulator and he licensed Tetris the world s most popular computer game from its developers in the Soviet Union Mr Louie also founded and ran Spectrum Holobyte which was acquired by Hasbro Corporation where he served as chief creative officer of Hasbro Interactive and general manager of the Games com group Mr Louie is a member of the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community vice chairman of the Standing Committee on Technology Insight Gauge Evaluate and Review for the United States National Academies a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has served on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age In recognition of his intelligence work Mr Louie was the recipient of the 2008 Director of National Intelligence Medallion and the 2006 Director s Award from the Director of the Central

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