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Vidya Spandana is a tech entrepreneur, an advisor to city and federal government, and an advocate for partnerships between the private and public sector. In the early days of the internet, she cofounded one of the first successful gov tech companies (DMV.org) while in college and turned it into a multimillion dollar business by the time she earned her computer science and engineering degree. In 2013, Vidya served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow. Today, Vidya is a strategic advisor to the City of Portland and has been integral to the design, development, and launch of the Early Adopter Program: a marketplace for private sector tech solutions within city government agencies. She currently serves as the Chief Growth Officer for Popily, a data science startup.