Marina Martin

Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Marina Martin
Marina Martin is currently the Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs where she runs the U.S. Digital Service at the VA, focusing on appeals modernization and transforming the Veterans’ digital experience. Prior to joining the VA, she served as a Senior Advisor to US CTO Todd Park, where her portfolio included veterans’ claims processing as well as the government-wide Open Data Initiative.

As one of the 18 inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellows – tech-savvy entrepreneurs from the private sector brought in for six-month tours of duty in the federal government -- Marina was also the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the U.S. Department of Education. Before joining the federal government she was a business efficiency consultant and Web developer, helping traditionally low-tech businesses save time and money by adopting 21st century technologies. Marina founded the efficiency consulting firm The Type-A Way and is the author of Business Efficiency for Dummies. Outside of work, Marina oversaw the launch of the Startup Weekend GOV vertical, served on the City of Seattle Citizens' Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board for three years, and has volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for at-risk foster children for the last seven years (and she thinks you should volunteer as one, too). Today, Marina splits her time between DC and her home in Seattle, WA with her cats and dog, Momo.


NYU Skirball Center
June 09, 2016
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