Created by Governor Andrew Cuomo and chaired by Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and Executive Chairman and co-founder of Schmidt Futures, the State's 16-member Blue Ribbon Commission will leverage advanced technology tools to build back a better and more resilient New York with greater opportunity for all.
This Commission includes educators, innovators, labor organizers, business leaders, and artists from across the state to ensure the outcomes that we deliver reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve and are developed through continued engagement with the public.
The Commission will focus initially on recommendations to increase opportunity in three essential ways: reducing the digital divide, improving access to healthcare, and creating more and better employment in an increasingly digital economy. In each one of these areas, we will count on New Yorkers to share ideas and to propose new solutions.
Enable connectivity for all New Yorkers by identifying barriers to connection and implementing solutions to overcome those barriers to ensure the next wave of technological advancement advances equity.
Expand and improve telehealth delivery to build a more accessible, effective, and equitable healthcare system.
Equip New York’s workforce for an increasingly digital economy through retraining and public-private partnerships; and identification and acceleration of tech-enabled approaches to better serve NY businesses and equip all workers for the post-COVID digital economy.