Ev Boyle is the Executive Director of LA-Tech.org, a nonprofit coalition of Los Angeles-area tech companies and community organizations working together to expand economic opportunity in under-served communities and help tackle the city’s most pressing problems. Ev is the former Associate Director of CCLP and the founding director of Civic Tech USC, an initiative that focuses on how technology can connect citizens to government and to each other in ways that improve democracy and civic life.
Ev led CCLP’s work on civic technology and was the principal investigator for the 2015 report, Empowering the Public Through Open Data. Ev’s other research at USC included the Project on Presidential Primaries Reform and an initiative on mobile phones for public service, and he co-authored the 2012 report, Technology and Human Trafficking: The Rise of Mobile and the Diffusion of Technology-Facilitated Trafficking.
From 2007-2010, he was a co-founder of two award-winning technology start-ups in New York City and a producer of short documentaries for Current TV. More recently, he was a research assistant studying WikiLeaks at POLIS, the media and society think tank at the London School of Economics. Prior to his roles in start-ups and academia, Ev worked for the Washington, D.C.-based Democracy Alliance, where he developed investment strategies for building non-profit infrastructure.
He holds a joint M.Sc./M.A. in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.