About Dan Hon

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About Dan

Dan Hon is an expert on technology and its role in society. Most recently, he has been doing groundbreaking work transforming government and digital services, the subject of a Harvard Kennedy School case study.

He is a keynote speaker on government digital services and the role of technology in society, and you can find his writing in the MIT Technology Review and Wired Magazine.

His tweets at @hondanhon and can be contacted at dan@verylittlegravitas.com.

Last updated May 13, 2020


Selected experience

Digital Transformation Consultant, Product Strategist, State of California (2016 - current)

Worked directly with the Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency; Secretary, Government Operations Agency; state Chief Information Officer and director of the California Department of Technology; Director, California Department for Social Services; Director, Office for Systems Integration.

Strategic direction: advised oversight and project management offices on the procurement, development and deployment of large-scale technology systems and legacy system modernization and replacement projects, application of product and service strategy.

Product strategy and digital services: worked with state agencies and departments to enable iterative delivery of digital service products that meet user needs.

Harvard Kennedy School cases:

Editorial Director, Code for America

Worked directly with the Executive Director developing organization policy and strategy.

Produced RFP review of Child Welfare legacy system modernization and replacement.

Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy Portland

Co-Creative Director for Facebook’s first global brand campaign. Worked closely with Facebook leadership to understand the client environment and develop briefs addressing brand sentiment. Directed traditional and interactive creative answers to client briefs.

Creative Director on Nike, Sony, Coca-Cola and Kraft accounts.

Selected writing

Selected speaking engagements

Government digital services

Games and play



Professional memberships and affiliations

References on request

Government references

Other assets

Selected talk slides