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Beth Noveck, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer and author of the book,Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful, visits a Technology Management class.

Beth Noveck signs a copy of her book for a Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management Student.
On Thursday November 12th, Georgetown University Technology Management students and faculty gathered at the university’s campus across from the Clarendon Metro stop for a presentation by Beth Noveck, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer and author of the book, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful. Faculty member, Lisa Schlosser, Director, Information Collection of the Environmental Protection Agency arranged for Noveck to discuss her vision of technology management with students and other faculty members.

Noveck, who has been described as a “truly transformational leader,” began with an introduction on how far technology management has come in the past year, and what is needed for its continued evolution. “The current administration is very committed to the role of technology in forging a better, more effective, more accountable government. The administration developed a technology plan back in 2007 and honed a strategy for government transparency through technology during the Presidential transition”. Noveck stated.

The classroom became the center of a brilliant conversation covering a variety of high tech and communication topics, ranging from cyber security to industry forecasts and current trends. As key themes emerged from this conversation, Noveck made it very clear that the future of technology management is dependent upon leaders with the ability to inspire industry progress – including leaders who are IT-driven, dedicated to continued innovation, and able to help colleagues take pride in knowing that they are making a difference. “It was interesting when she was talking about big vs. small goals because it directly relates to my work” Technology Management student, Jef Mendoza.

The presentation was not only an opportunity for the students to network with the U.S. Deputy CTO but also to hear exactly how they might position their careers to stay at the top of a rapidly changing industry. “Getting everyone excited about technology-related changes is essential to ensuring future success in this arena. Leaders who can do this, and who can ensure people are not afraid of technological progress, will be the leaders of tomorrow,” Noveck concluded.

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