Nina Bianchi is a strategist, founder, and facilitator. In pursuit of designing smarter, more intuitive and automated systems, she co-founded and has led social innovation enterprises since 2008 including The Work Department, a consulting firm that drives economic growth by blending design and management into a smart and effective package. By means of design thinking, social entrepreneurship, inclusive leadership, and honed technical skill, she has developed a portfolio of programs and systems with MIT, The Kresge Foundation, BMW Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, UNESCO, Lear Corporation, City of Detroit, City of Austin, New America’s Resilient Communities, Open Technology Institute and the U.S. Department of State. For 15 years, her work leading public-private collaborations has fostered a network of long-lasting, cross-sector partnerships that continue to deliver results. Nina is committed to crafting new ways that people work together to unlock unexpected solutions to our most complex challenges.