Chike Aguh

Chief Innovation Officer


On January 20, 2021, Chike Aguh (Chee-kay Ah-Goo) was sworn in as Chief Innovation Officer (CInO) at the US Department of Labor, appointed by President Biden. Reporting to the Deputy Secretary and Labor Secretary-designate Julie Su, he leads efforts to use data, emerging technologies, and innovative practice to advance and protect American workers.  Previously, Chike launched the Community College Growth Engine Fund, a national multimillion dollar effort helping community colleges train thousands for careers in high growth fields. He has been a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Center focused on the future of work and racial equity, Venture Partner at Maryland-based New Markets Venture Partners focused on workforce technologies, Council on Foreign Relations’ Future of Work Taskforce member, Lecturer at Columbia University and guest speaker at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. Additionally, Chike has worked as an education policy official and teacher in America’s largest school system and one of its poorest communities; Fulbright Scholar in Asia; director of corporate strategy and performance technologies at Education Advisory Board (EAB); and Future of Work he McChrystal Group, a business advisory firm founded by Gen. (ret.) Stanley McChrystal. Chike holds degrees from Tufts University (B.A.), Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M), Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA), and University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (MBA)

Monday, April 17, 2023

2:50 pm
3:30 pm

HirEd: Workforce Pathways