Playbook:  POLITICO’s must-read briefing on what’s driving the day in Washington THE FINANCIAL TIMES held an anniversary party last night at the Observatory at America’s Square hosted by Lionel Barber, Gillian Tett and Demetri Sevastopulo, whose birthday was yesterday. The food included lamb chops, seared tuna and roast beef and boozy pink lemonade was also…

IFE welcomed the social secretaries of DC’s embassies to the Congressional Country Club for a luncheon to honor all the work they do as the diplomatic community’s gatekeepers. Luckily the weather was perfect as women from the Embassies of Finland, Afghanistan, France, Liechtenstein, Japan, Belgium, Mozambique, Portugal, Lithuania, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, Cyprus, Colombia, and Austria…

Digital Bipartisanship: Designers and Innovators In an era of hyper-partisanship and political gridlock, at least one common initiative unites the Trump and Obama White House: advancing American leadership by embracing technology and innovation in government. Trump’s Office of American Innovation (OAI), led by Jared Kushner, Reed Cordish, Matt Lira, and Rob Cook, aims to continue…

Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith with IFE Founder and CEO Coach Kathy Kemper On Sunday, July 30 the best minds from tech in government gathered at the historic Congressional Country Club for the 4th Annual Institute for Education Innovation Cookout. A highlight of the gathering was Coach Kathy Kemper, IFE Founder and CEO,…

On Monday, July 17, techies, ambassadors, and Washingtonians alike gathered at the gorgeous Swedish residence in Northwest DC to celebrate open government. As guests arrived, they were greeted by Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, a well-known advocate of social media, innovation, and collaboration. The technology leadership of Capitol Hill and the White House joined the reception,…

Coach Kathy Kemper, CEO & Founder of the Institute for Education, and Microsoft’s John Paul Farmer, a former Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Obama White House, hosted a dinner last night at BOBO in Manhattan. The intimate forum brought together opinion leaders and influencers across industries, brainstorming for a playbook to empower more women.…