Clay Johnson

Senior Vice President, Digital Products

Points of Light

Clay Johnson has spent the last decade working on making government more responsive and accessible to ordinary people. He is currently the senior vice president for digital products at the Points of Light, the largest organization dedicated to volunteering in the world. Prior to that, he was a presidential innovation fellow in the Obama administration, working to help improve access to government contracts for small internet businesses.

Johnson was one of four founders of Blue State Digital, a technology company that spun out of Gov. Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, and went on to build the politically transformative website, in 2008. He was also the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, an organization that pioneered the use of technology to open government data.

Johnson is also the author of the national bestselling book "The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption," which explores the parallels between industrialized agriculture and industrialized media. He's been a commentator on NPR, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, and his editorials have appeared the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. He lives with his wife and children in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

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The opening plenary at Conference was very relevant and deeply motivating. I feel the speakers had such a personal and emotional investment in their causes that truly resonated with attendees.

— 2016 Detroit Attendee

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