A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PROTECTOR category speakers, moderated by John Bordeaux of the Stupski Foundation, and Lewis Shepherd of Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments.
John developed 28 years of experience working on issues of national security and knowledge management. His work has focused on Organizational Informatics, where he has explored the role of information and communication systems in organizations.
Most recently, Dr. Bordeaux served as the Director of Knowledge Innovation for the Stupski Foundation, a private operating Foundation based in San Francisco and focused on improving college and life readiness for children of poverty and color. John led the Foundation’s knowledge management and organizational learning efforts. As director of Knowledge Innovation, John developed systems and practices to manage knowledge, assess impact and foster learning within the foundation, among a network of partners, and for the client state and district leaders.
Prior to this position John was Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Principal at SRA International, an international consulting firm, where he served clients in national security and healthcare. His work there included support for clients such as the Missile Defense Agency, DoD Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary for Health and Human Services, the U.S. Navy, and the Veterans Administration. John most recently led the Knowledge Management working group for the Project on National Security Reform. John received his B.S. in Governmental Administration from Christopher Newport University, and earned an M.S. in Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Public Policy (Organizational Informatics) from George Mason University.
Lewis Shepherd is the Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, having joined Microsoft in 2007. He has degrees from Stanford University (where he was a Rockefeller Graduate Fellow), the University of Virginia, and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He has also been a guest-lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for MBA courses on government/business relations. Lewis spent two decades working in and around Silicon Valley, but after the 9/11 attacks he focused on technologies to support the Intelligence Community and in 2003 accepted an offer to become Senior Technology Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he spent four years participating in a remarkable period of innovation and reform for the intelligence community. Some of his team’s work focused on secure information sharing, better analysis, and introducing Web 2.0 capabilities to secure networks. Lewis also writes the popular Shepherds Pi blog.
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