Paul Franz has 15 years of experience in journalism, nonprofit communications, and private consulting. He was the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Chair in Innovation and Creativity and the director of technology in the iDeas Lab at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was responsible for the management of cross-disciplinary development and production teams who build websites that merge interactivity and stunning visual design. Paul also led the development of new innovative video and interactive product efforts during his tenure with the Center. He currently runs a policy communications consulting practice out of New York City and is a non-resident senior associate with CSIS. He leads editorial technologies and geospatial intelligence efforts at International Crisis Group and is a contributor to Mapbox, a software company. A journalist by training, he earned his MA in multimedia journalism from the University of Miami in Florida in 2010.