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Zvika Krieger was the first-ever first-ever Director of Responsible Innovation at Meta/Facebook, where he worked with product teams across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp, Reality Labs, and more to help surface and address potential product harms and ensure responsible products.

 

He currently works with industry-leading companies in social media, metaverse, gaming, enterprise/B2B, fintech, sharing economy, and venture capital/investing to develop Responsible Innovation strategies to effectively anticipate and mitigate potential harms in their products.

He previously served on the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum, where he launched Centers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 13 countries, working with governments, companies, and stakeholders from around the world to accelerate the adoption of new technologies in the global public interest. He has taught courses on design, technology, and social impact at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

 

He served as the US Department of State's first-ever "Ambassador to Silicon Valley.", where worked with the technology and innovation sectors on tackling global challenges and planning for the international impacts of emerging technology, and created and led the State Department's innovation lab in Washington.

 

He was a Senior Strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where his portfolios included climate change, Middle East strategy, policy innovation, and emerging technology, and for which he received the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence. He contributed to the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review and was one of the lead authors of the Department's Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. He began his career in the Pentagon as an advisor to then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. He previously served as Senior Vice President of the Center for Middle East Peace and created the "Is Peace Possible?"​ interactive website.

Before joining government, Krieger spent almost a decade as a journalist, including as a foreign policy correspondent at The Atlantic, editor and writer at The New Republic, and Middle East correspondent for Newsweek based in Egypt and Lebanon and covering most of the Arab world. His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Guardian, New York, and numerous other publications, and he has appeared as an analyst on NBC News, CNN, and Fox News.

He has a BA from Yale University and studied at the American University in Cairo. He is a certified Shadow Work facilitator, a certified Design Thinking facilitator by the Luma Institute, certified as "God" with "Talk to God", and trained as an ecstatic dance DJ by Embodied Sound. 

Zvika is the Spiritual Leader of Chochmat HaLev, a progressive spiritual community in Berkeley, California for embodied prayer, heart-centered connections, and mystical experiences. 

 

Originally from Los Angeles, Zvika lives in Berkeley with his spirited eight-year old son. In his spare time, he loves to surf, dance, backpack, rock climb, and sing karaoke occasionally on-key.

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