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Abhi Nemani

[email protected] | 618.322.2220 | abhinemani.com | medium.com/@abhinemani


Founder, CEO

February 2017 - Present


Civic Technology Lecturer

January 2019 - December 2019

University of Chicago Computational Analysis and Public Policy Program

Chief Innovation Officer

January 2016 - February 2017

City of Sacramento Mayor's Office

Chief Data Officer

September 2014 - October 2015

City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office

Co-Executive Director (Interim)

May 2010 - March 2014

Code for America

Previously: Chief of Staff, Director of Strategy & Communications


September 2006 - April 2010

Rose Institute of State and Local Government

Product Marketing

June 2009 - August 2009



Coding it Forward (GovTech NGO)

Jan 2020 - Present


POLCO (GovTech Startup)

October 2018 - Present

Advisor & Investor

SPIDR Tech (GovTech Startup)

August 2016 - Present


CityGro.ws (GovTech Startup)

May 2015 - Present

Advisor & Investor


Midwest GovTech Meetup

August 2018 - Present

Founder / Lead Organizer

StateMatters (CivicTech NGO)

May 2018 - Present


ZenCity (GovTech Startup)

May 2018 - Present

Advisor & Investor

Newsom for California (Governor)

August 2017 - November 2018

Chair, Tech and Innovation Policy Committee


June 2016 - Present

Co-Founder & Advisor

Data4America (GovTech NGO)

May 2015 - May 2017

Board Member

OpenGov Foundation (GovTech NGO)

May 2014 - May 2017

Board Member / Vice-Chair


  • University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Mentor of the Year
  • GovTech 100 (for various startups), Government Technology Magazine
  • Blair Award for State and Local Government
  • Partner, Truman National Security Project
  • Top 10 CDOs to Watch, Technical.ly
  • Member, Future of Urban Development Initiative of the World Economic Forum
  • National Fellow, Young Democrats of America
  • Edward J. Sexton Fellow; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Harrison Fellow, Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World
  • Berger Award for Top Student, Claremont McKenna College
  • All-American Attorney, American College Mock Trial Association
  • Breakthrough Publication of the Year: Claremont Port Side (Editor-in-Chief), Center for American Progress

Recognition & Honors for Code for America

  • White House Champions of Change
  • Government Technology Magazine: Change-makers
  • 2012 MDC Partners & Wired Humanitarian Award
  • MIT Lynch Award for Urban Affairs
  • 2012 Oxford Internet and Society Award

Recognition & Honors for City of Los Angeles

  • #1 Open Data City, US Open Data Census
  • Platinum Open Data Certification, World Council on City Data (WCCD)
  • #1 Digital City, Government Technology Magazine





Stanford Graduate School of Business

August 2020 - Present

LEAD Executive Management Program

Claremont McKenna College

August 2006 - May 2010

B.A. Philosophy, Politics & Economics Honors; Magna Cum Laude

Thesis: "The First Freedom: Speech, Corporations, and the Duality of Democratic Citizenship"

Oxford University

Sept 2008 - December 2008

Politics and History (Study Abroad)

Theses: "Churchill's Rhetoric" & "Tocqueville and Social Capital in the 21st Century"