CCA DMBA Alum Adam Dole Appointed a Presidential Innovation Fellow

CCA alum Adam Dole (MBA in Design Strategy 2010) has been spending an exciting several months in Washington DC as part of the second cohort of Presidential Innovation Fellows; he was one of 43 selected out of more than 2,000 applicants.

This program pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate during focused “tours of duty” to develop solutions that can save lives, save taxpayer money, and fuel job creation.

The fellows have a unique opportunity to make an impact on a truly massive scale.

MyData Initiatives

Dole has been in Washington DC since June 2013 working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a project called the MyData Initiatives.

Under the direction of White House CTO Todd Park, Dole spends his days studying the intersection of technology and the health care system with the aim of identifying opportunities for cooperative collaboration among health care executives, government bureaucrats, and technology entrepreneurs.

The work is related to Dole’s earlier project, Blue Button, a health care software application that empowers consumer access to health and medical record information.

Mayo Clinic

Prior to his selection as a Fellow at the White House, Dole was an entrepreneur in residence at the Mayo Clinic, where he was involved in the strategic planning of new health care products and services. He developed new ventures to expand the Mayo Clinic’s scope and reach through new business models.

Prior to that, Dole held a position at NASA’s human factors research division, and he worked at two strategy and innovation consultancy firms: Jump Associates and Method Inc.


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