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Rachel Haot

Managing Director

Rachel Haot is a Managing Director at 1776, leading New York City strategy and operations. Prior to this, Rachel was Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology of New York State from January 2014 to December 2015. Rachel served under former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York from 2011 to 2013. Earlier in her career Rachel was founder and CEO of GroundReport, a global news platform, from 2006 to 2010. Rachel is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, founding board member of Tech: NYC and a member of the Partnership for New York City Innovation Council.

She has been featured in:


Engadget Expand

Fast Company


TechCrunch District






City and State

Spoken at conferences including:

92 Street Y

Internet Week New York

Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society

Times Center Times Talk

And appeared at:

Columbia University Business School (Adjunct Professor)

Barnard University

Partnership for NYC (Member)

White House