Managing Director, ideas42
Ted Robertson is a managing director at ideas42. He works on the strategy and application of behavioral science to health care, city government, and national civics. He has extensive experience across government, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors transforming existing organizations as well as launching and scaling new ventures.
Immediately before joining ideas42, he was a visiting scholar and fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in its civic innovation practice. At HKS, he focused on the watershed nation-building process by Native American governments and the burgeoning civic technology and data-smart government space. Prior to that, he worked with the Los Angeles Transportation Authority, Bus Riders Union, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to lead a data-driven redesign of the Los Angeles transit system, particularly focused on people-centered design, public health, and sustainability.
He holds a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on digital management and transformation, creating innovation cultures, and business strategy, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Oberlin College.