Created by Governor Andrew Cuomo and chaired by Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, New York State's 16-member Blue Ribbon Commission is developing recommendations that will leverage technology 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 is focused 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 are counting 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, equitable, effective, and efficient healthcare system.
Equip New York’s workforce for an increasingly digital economy through retraining and public-private partnerships; identify and accelerate tech-enabled approaches to better serve New York’s businesses and equip all workers for the post-COVID digital economy; and support artists and help to reinvigorate cultural institutions.