Nick Sinai is a Senior Advisor at Insight Partners. Nick works with portfolio companies entering and growing in the public sector, runs Insight’s Government Advisory Board, and helps invest in national security and dual-use companies. Nick is a board member at Rebellion Defense, HawkEye360, LeoLabs, and Shift5.
Nick joined Insight in 2014 from the White House, where he was U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Nick led President Obama’s Open Data Initiatives, co-led the Open Government Initiative, and helped start the Presidential Innovation Fellow program. Prior, Nick played a key role in crafting the National Broadband Plan at the FCC.
Nick is also Adjunct Faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center. Nick teaches a class about policy implementation; prior, for five years, he taught a field course: Tech and Innovation in Government. Nick also serves as a board member of nonprofit Coding It Forward.
Nick writes and teaches about technology in government, and serves as a commissioner on the Atlantic Council’s Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption. He’s been quoted in the Economist and the WSJ, and testified in front of Congress.
Nick helped found the U.S. Digital Corps, a new two-year federal fellowship for early-career technologists, launched in the summer of 2021.
Nick is the co-author, with Marina Nitze, of Hack Your Bureaucracy: Get Things Done No Matter What Your Role On Any Team, published in 2022.