Zack Brisson

Co-Founder & Principal
Reboot

Zack Brisson is a founder and principal at Reboot, an innovation design agency dedicated to social justice. A practicing theorist, Zack has extensive experience bringing community-driven, human-centered approaches to policymaking, program design, and implementation. He has worked in some of the world’s most challenging political environments, including post-revolutionary Tunisia, rural Pakistan, the Niger Delta, and Washington DC.

Zack leads the firm's portfolio on city innovation, including Reboot’s support to offices of the Mayor of New York City on criminal justice reform and on their strategic vision to make city data accessible to more New Yorkers. Most recently, Zack has overseen the team’s plethora of open data initiatives, including a recent project with the Sunlight Foundation identifying users of open data in Madison, Wisconsin.

Zack lectures regularly on emerging models of governance and open data and how they can help organizations become more responsive to the communities they serve.

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