Hila Mehr is a Senior Analyst for Market Development and Insights at IBM. She is also a Technology and Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center. She has previously worked in innovation, strategy, and partnership roles in New York, DC, and India. Hila is a design thinking facilitator, leading workshops in the public and private sector, and has conducted research for a book on civic innovation. She is a StartingBloc Fellow in Social Innovation, has an MPA from Columbia SIPA, and a BA with General Honors from the University of Chicago.