Tony Parham

Antonio ("Tony") Parham is a seasoned, innovative executive. He has been called "The Launch-It or Fix-It Guy."™ 

As Vice President of Innovation & Strategy for Fidelity Labs (the innovation arm of Fidelity Investments), Tony deployed new tools and techniques for innovation while instilling "innovation DNA" in Fidelity staff. He has also co-designed the incubators process for potential new offerings, managed the Fidelity Patents Program and serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence to identify new business opportunities.

 As Government Innovation Officer (GIO) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

   

Tony advised the Governor and executive branch leaders on identifying, funding and executing high impact business change projects. As the first chief innovation officer for the Commonwealth, the GIO was accountable for improving internal government efficiencies and for the improved experience of outside stakeholders including residents, businesses and municipal governments.

GIO Video Profile    2014 annual report   2013 annual report
 

As Managing Director of TKG Management Consulting, Tony is experienced in leading high profile, global initiatives.

Tony has worked for (and consulted to) a variety of renowned corporations, including: Analysis Group, AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Clintara, CrossTech Ventures, Harte-Hanks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lotus Development Corporation, Mattapan Community Health Center, Microsoft, New Marketing Labs, Quantum Associates and The Pulse Network.

A charismatic communicator, Tony has been a keynote speaker on a variety of topics.
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Selected Projects

Government Innovation Competition

fostering partnerships with startups

Budget Simulator

Web app enabled citizens to calculate the personal financial impact of government policies.

iCatalyst

Web based innovation crowdsourcing platform

iCatalyst case study

Press & Publications

Parham brings innovation to Massachusetts government

Tony Parham, Massachusetts’ government innovation officer, was one of the first chief innovation officers at the state level.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Fellows Program

Inspired by the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellowship, Massachusetts has launched its own version of the program…

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Innovation Leader Magazine profile

IBM veteran Tony Parham jumped from the private sector into state government two years ago, when he was chosen as the first Government Innovation Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Weaving Information into the Fabric of Government 

For anyone who’s ever stood in line at the DMV, the idea that government can be innovative might seem laughable

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Arizona State University doctoral study of MA GIO position

Tony Parham: Fostering Innovation DNA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Parham brings innovation to Massachusetts government

Tony Parham, Massachusetts’ government innovation officer, was one of the first chief innovation officers at the state level.

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Tony Parham on Starting Up the Massachusetts Government Innovaiton Office

Tony Parham was named the state’s first government innovation officer by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2012. 

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