Ted Robertson

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Ted Robertson is a Managing Director at ideas42. He works on the strategy and application of behavioral science to health care, city government, and national civics. He has extensive experience across government, non-profit, and for-profit sectors transforming existing organizations as well as launching and scaling new ventures.

Immediately before joining ideas42, he was a Visiting Scholar and Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in its civic innovation practice. At HKS, he focused on the watershed nation-building process by Native American governments and the burgeoning civic technology and data-smart government space. Prior to that, he worked with the Los Angeles Transportation Authority, Bus Riders Union, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to lead a data-driven redesign of the Los Angeles transit system, particularly focused on people-centered design, public health, and sustainability.

He holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on digital management and transformation, creating innovation cultures, and business strategy, and a B.A. in History from Oberlin College.