A Message from Zoë Baird

Phot of Zoë Baird Advances in information technology have stirred the world’s creative spirit and dramatically changed our everyday lives for the better and the worse. Yet we believe technology is crucial to creating a future filled with possibilities that go far beyond the transformations we have already witnessed in business, government, finance, education, and consumer choice.

Markle works with collaborators from both the public and private sectors to find solutions to complex challenges by uniting leaders, sparking technological innovation, and driving the development of public policy that contributes to a healthier and more secure future for our nation and to a renewed faith in the American Dream for its citizens.

This collaborative approach has been the driving force behind three important Markle initiatives:

  • The Markle Economic Future Initiative seeks to enable Americans to flourish in a global networked economy by fostering innovations that scale opportunities for work and personalized learning.
  • Markle Connecting for Health has worked to transform our complex and over-burdened health system and empower people to be active participants in their own care and in preventing illness.
  • The Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age has worked to prevent terrorism through the creation of a trusted intelligence information sharing environment.

In the course of the last decade, much of Markle’s work has matured and gained widespread acceptance, as evidenced by the enactment of major federal laws and the development of new technologies. Markle and its collaborators remain committed to finding solutions to America’s complex set of challenges by uniting leaders, sparking technological innovation, and driving the development of public policy that contributes to a better future for our nation.

Zoë Baird, President

Markle Foundation