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Andrew Ngui

Senior Advisor, City Manager's Office

Kansas City, MO

Andrew Ngui is an MIT-trained innovation leader and senior advisor. As a visionary systems builder, and strategic catalyst, he is always bringing people and organizations to work harmoniously together. As an innovation catalyst, he engineers solutions to champion inclusivity, unity, and collaboration across silos. He has a proven track record of catalyzing human-centered movements that spur innovation and bridge gaps in complex ecosystems.

His pioneering work with government leaders, startups, academia, and industry has helped cities and regions prosper. His bottom-up approach to building innovative programs has led to worldwide success. He accomplishes this by developing systems and processes that make the complex effortless.

As a deep thinker, Andrew has advised many startups, nonprofits, and governments with their innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business development initiatives. His ongoing mentor roles with MIT SOLVE, SXSW Pitch, gener8tor, and accelerators in Silicon Valley and Washington DC have afforded him unique perspectives into these fields. He is constantly exploring new ways to solve challenges at both the macro and micro scale.

Some of Andrew’s notable successes include hosting the award winning Future of Rapid Transportation Innovation Lab in preparation for FIFA World Cup 26 Kansas City™, Developing and Unifying Greater Peoria’s Innovation and Startup Ecosystem, Operationalizing the MIT Innovation and Leadership Bootcamps for scale and Negotiating Credit for Learning for the MITx MicroMasters® Program.

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