Rohini Kosoglu

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  • Former Deputy Assistant to President Biden & Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Harris
  • First South Asian American Woman Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President and U.S. Senate Chief of Staff
  • Venture Partner, Fusion Fund
  • Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)

Nationally-recognized policy expert and leader Rohini Kosoglu has been at the forefront of driving transformative change and shaping critical policy discourse in the areas of technology, social, and economic policy. Kosoglu is a Venture Partner at Fusion Fund – focused on early-stage technology and health care investments. Kosoglu has served the last two decades as a senior White House official, chief of staff in the United States Senate, and organizational leader on multiple presidential campaigns. As the first South Asian American woman to hold the roles of both Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President and Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate, Kosoglu promoted domestic policies to lift up the middle class, invest in American innovation, and strengthen our nation’s democracy. Vice President Harris praised Kosoglu as “a brilliant and trusted leader” who “brought vision, strategic judgement, and a depth of experience as our Administration has addressed some of the most urgent challenges facing our nation.”

Kosoglu is also a Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and Director of Innovation Policy at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. Her career in Congress included over a decade of leadership positions designing policy initiatives, leading negotiations on bipartisan laws around social and economic policy, technology, and health care. Kosoglu offers unique insight on the perspectives driving politics and policy today, and reveals how the potential outcomes will effect individuals and industries.

 



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The Future of Healthcare: From AI Innovation to Policy

In this talk, ROHINI KOSOGLU shares her background in healthcare innovation and policy as well as her expertise in the future of healthcare when it comes to AI innovation. Kosoglu worked on the Biden administration’s timely AI Bill of Rights, one of the first legal documents addressing AI. She is a ...

In this talk, ROHINI KOSOGLU shares her background in healthcare innovation and policy as well as her expertise in the future of healthcare when it comes to AI innovation. Kosoglu worked on the Biden administration’s timely AI Bill of Rights, one of the first legal documents addressing AI. She is a Venture Partner at Fusion Fund – a venture firm that focuses on early-stage technology and health care investments – and Director of Innovation Policy at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. Weighing the opportunities to tap into health care’s rich data against the potential pitfalls of inequitable technological application, Kosoglu breaks down the need-to-know on healthcare and AI in this riveting conversation.

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Future of Work

Policy expert and public servant ROHINI KOSOGLU unpacks the ripple effect AI and automation will have on today’s workforce and the future of work. Kosoglu is a Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), working to understand the potential of AI to contribute t ...

Policy expert and public servant ROHINI KOSOGLU unpacks the ripple effect AI and automation will have on today’s workforce and the future of work. Kosoglu is a Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), working to understand the potential of AI to contribute to building a better future. In this talk, Kosoglu dives into deeper detail about what we should expect as AI and automation integrate into the economy and subsequent consequences on the workforce.

A Look into the White House and the Road Ahead

Nationally-recognized policy expert ROHINI KOSOGLU has served the last two decades as a senior White House official, chief of staff in the United States Senate, and a chief of staff and senior advisor for presidential campaigns. She has also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic P ...

Nationally-recognized policy expert ROHINI KOSOGLU has served the last two decades as a senior White House official, chief of staff in the United States Senate, and a chief of staff and senior advisor for presidential campaigns. She has also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President. Kosoglu also served as senior advisor on multiple presidential campaigns, and can speak about the road to the White House and the transition to establishing an administration and getting to work.

Kosoglu oversaw and promoted domestic policies to lift up the middle class, invest in American innovation, and strengthen our nation’s democracy. Kosoglu also led negotiations on bipartisan laws around social and economic policy, technology, and health care, and unpacks these policies and initiatives – and their impacts – in this talk.

 

Political Landscape: Policy, Bipartisanship, and Possibility

Policy expert and D.C. insider ROHINI KOSOGLU has been at the forefront of driving transformative change and shaping critical policy discourse during her tenure in Congress and the Biden Harris administration. Having led bipartisan negotiations on some of the most impactful ideas to arrive on the fl ...

Policy expert and D.C. insider ROHINI KOSOGLU has been at the forefront of driving transformative change and shaping critical policy discourse during her tenure in Congress and the Biden Harris administration. Having led bipartisan negotiations on some of the most impactful ideas to arrive on the floor in recent decades, Kosoglu offers unique insight on the perspectives driving conversations today, and how the potential outcomes will affect individuals and industries.

DEI: How to Build & Retain More Inclusive Talent

During her tenure as Chief of Staff under Senator Harris, ROHINI KOSOGLU demonstrated unparalleled skill in building – and retaining – an inclusive team. Under her organizational leadership, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies named Harris’ office as the most diverse in the U.S. Sena ...

During her tenure as Chief of Staff under Senator Harris, ROHINI KOSOGLU demonstrated unparalleled skill in building – and retaining – an inclusive team. Under her organizational leadership, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies named Harris’ office as the most diverse in the U.S. Senate. In this talk, Kosoglu shares insights and actionable steps every leader and organization can take to improve their hiring process, expand their pipeline, and retain a diverse and high-impact talent pool.

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<p><strong>Women Making History: Rohini Kosoglu champions a diverse future</strong></p>

Women Making History: Rohini Kosoglu champions a diverse future

Nationally-recognized policy expert ROHINI KOSOGLU has been at the forefront of driving transformative change and shaping critical policy discourse in the areas of technology, social, and economic policy. Kamala Harris told CNN, “Rohini Kosoglu is a brilliant and trusted leader who has been at my side for years from the US Senate to the campaign trail to the White House… She is an exceptional public servant and I am enormously grateful for her service.”

Kosoglu is a leading national expert on domestic policy and veteran of the White House, Congress, and presidential campaigns. She also has the distinction of being the first South Asian American woman to hold the roles of both Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President and Chief of Staff in the United States Senate. Kosoglu’s impact on the U.S. policy landscape has strengthened democracy, advanced gender and racial equity, and created economic mobility for millions of American workers and families. In discussion, Kosoglu combines her White House insider knowledge with her forward-thinking values to chart a path forward to a better future.

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<p><strong>Rohini Kosolgu is changing the face of AI in healthcare</strong></p>

Rohini Kosolgu is changing the face of AI in healthcare

Nationally recognized policy expert and public servant ROHINI KOSOGLU knows that promoting the safe and equitable development of AI is a necessary step towards the future of healthcare. Kosoglu is a Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), working to understand the potential of AI to contribute to building a better future. She told Politico, “With any advances in health care, we’re potentially saving so many people’s lives. But there’s also a balance that has to happen to make sure we are protecting patients and doing everything we can to make them feel safe.”

Kosoglu has shaped policy on wide-ranging initiatives touching artificial intelligence such as the Affordable Care Act, the AI Bill of Rights, and the American Rescue Plan. Kosoglu’s humanistic approach to AI healthcare provides a fresh perspective to any organization considering thinking about storing, protecting, and leveraging sensitive data. In her talks, Kosoglu dives into deeper detail about what we should expect as AI and automation integrate into the economy – and the subsequent consequences for the healthcare industry.

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Biography

Rohini Kosoglu is a leading national policy expert and veteran of the White House, Congress, and presidential campaigns who has been at the forefront of driving transformative change in social, technology, and economic policy over the last two decades. Kosoglu recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President, where she was the first Asian American woman to serve in this position. She is currently a Venture Partner at Fusion Fund, a venture firm that focuses on early-stage technology and health care investments. She also is a Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and Director of Innovation Policy at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. 

In the White House, Kosoglu led and promoted initiatives on behalf of the President and Vice President to strengthen democracy, advance gender and racial equity, and create economic mobility for millions of American workers and families. Kosoglu also served as a key advisor during the creation and implementation of the American Rescue Plan, including the national response to the COVID-19 crisis, the CHIPS Act, the AI Bill of Rights, the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Cancer Moonshot. On behalf of the Vice President, she helped forge a number of public-private partnerships in the White House, ultimately driving billions of private sector dollars towards national priorities of the President and Vice President and leveraged the strengths of both the government and private-sector. Vice President Harris praised Kosoglu as “a brilliant and trusted leader” who “brought vision, strategic judgement, and a depth of experience as our Administration has addressed some of the most urgent challenges facing our nation.”

Kosoglu served as a Senior Advisor during both the Presidential transition and 2020 U.S. Presidential election on behalf of President Biden and Vice President Harris. In her campaign role, she also helped manage debate preparations for Vice President Harris. During the 2020 election, Kosoglu crafted policy initiatives to design a more inclusive economy for all communities, particularly those that have been historically left behind, and increase opportunities for American families and workers to succeed.

Earlier, Kosoglu made history as the first South Asian American woman to serve as Chief of Staff in the United States Senate under then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. She managed hearing preparations for some of the highest-profile Senate hearings over the last decade including investigations around data privacy, cybersecurity, and social media interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as Supreme Court nomination hearings. Additionally, under her organizational leadership, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies named Harris’ office under Kosoglu's tenure as the most diverse in the U.S. Senate.

Kosoglu’s career in the United States Congress has also included over a decade of leadership positions crafting social, economic, and technology policy initiatives with senior Democratic Senators, including U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Notably, Kosoglu was a key negotiator during the passage of the historic Affordable Care Act. She also was a lead negotiator and drafter during the reform of the Food and Drug Administration which led to landmark designations for approval of innovative drugs and devices, known today as Breakthrough Therapies and Breakthrough Devices, respectively, as well as laws to strengthen patient-centered care in the 21st Century Cures Act.

Kosoglu was a former resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School and received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from George Washington University. She serves on several nonprofit boards and advises across the public and private sectors.