2009 eGov DC Workshop - 17 April 2009 - Washington, D.C., USA

Speaker Profiles

William Barnhill, Software Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

William Barnhill joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 2004. He specializes in leveraging emerging XML technologies for government applications and also is responsible for establishing processes and strategies for the design and implementation of net-centric solutions using Web services. Bill has over 16 years experience in software engineering, ranging from low level as an embedded systems developer, to high level as a Windows desktop application developer, web designer, systems integrator, and enterprise architect. Since 2000, Bill has increasingly focused on Web services; particularly on data interoperability between services as well as service metadata and service discovery. He is a founding member of the OASIS XDI TC, a member of the OASIS XRI TC, and a member and secretary of the eGOV Member Section Steering Committee.

Deepak Bhatia, Practice Leader for E-government Applications in the Global ICT Department, The World Bank

Mr. Deepak Bhatia is the Practice Leader for E-government applications in the Global ICT Department and manages the Informatics components of Bank loans in several countries. Having joined the World Bank in 1984, Deepak brings 25 years of knowledge and experience in providing support to Bank's operations involving IT components. Deepak's knowledge of the intricacy of IT and understanding of the complexity of strategy development for process and IT integration is guiding IAS in providing tactical, operational, and facilitation services to Bank's operational teams in identification, assessment, and re-engineering of IT components in operational projects. His experience prior to GICT include: manager for the e-government practice, manager for the informatics advisory service, manager for the Operations and Resource Management systems for systems renewal; manager for the Information and Document Management team in ISG; and project manager for the sector-theme reclassification project. Deepak has two Masters degrees in Computer Applications (M. Eng) and Business Administration (M.B.A.).

Daniel BurtonDaniel Burton, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, SalesForce.com

Daniel Burton is Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy for salesforce.com, and has played a leadership role in the development of US technology policy for over twenty years. Prior to joining salesforce.com in January 2006, he was Vice President of Government Affairs for Entrust (2000-2005) and Vice President for Government Relations for Novell (1995-2000). Previously, he was President of the Council on Competitiveness where he was a pioneer in the effort to establish government technology policies for the US high-tech industry. Before joining the Council, Mr. Burton was the Executive Director of the Economic Policy Council of the United Nations Association-USA. He has also served as a Fellow in the US-Japan Leadership program and done economic development work in West Africa.

Mr. Burton has testified several times before Congress and has lectured widely in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He holds an MA in political economy from Columbia University, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diplome de Langue et Civilisation Francaises from the Sorbonne. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and a member of the board of the Washington Project for the Arts.

Mr. Burton has edited three books, including Vision for the 1990s: US Strategy and the Global Economy, and written numerous articles on technology policy and competitiveness, which have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy,The New York Times, The Washington Quarterly, Scientific American and Issues in Science and Technology.

Philippe DongierPhilippe Dongier, Sector Manager, Global ICT Department, The World Bank Group

Philippe Dongier is Sector Manager at the Global ICT Department of the World Bank Group, leading a team of more than 50 staff members. He has management responsibility for all World Bank policy and operational engagements in the telecom and ICT sectors globally, assisting close to 80 countries with telecom policy and regulatory reforms, and with the design and financing of development programs to address infrastructure market gaps and to mainstream the use of ICT as an enabler of development across sectors. Prior to assuming this function, Mr. Dongier managed World Bank's support to Afghanistan reconstruction, and led a corporate initiative on strengthening the Bank's organizational effectiveness.

He also played a range of leadership roles in the infrastructure and sustainable development sectors, and worked in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Dongier worked five years with McKinsey & Company in Canada, the US, Asia and Europe, advising companies and governments on issues of strategy and organizational reform, including in the telecom and IT industries. Earlier, he was based in Nepal for six years where he worked for the Canadian Center for International Cooperation (CECI) in the fields of community infrastructure and micro-finance. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in Economics from McGill University.

Han FraetersHan Fraeters, Manager for Knowledge Exchange, The World Bank Institute

Han Fraeters is Manager for Knowledge Exchange at the World Bank Institute. He works on platforms and methodologies to facilitate policy debates on frontier development issues, just-in-time sharing of experiences among practitioners through peer networks and multi-stakeholder dialogues to build consensus around reforms. He also manages the central hub of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), a partnership of 120 learning centers world-wide who collaborate in holding multi-country blended learning events that bring together people across countries around development issues.

Laurent LisciaLaurent Liscia, Ph.D., Executive Director, OASIS

Laurent Liscia, Ph.D., (laurent.liscia@oasis-open.org), Executive Director at OASIS, provides leadership, operational oversight, and strategic vision for the consortium. He represents OASIS in the international arena, serving as an advocate for open standards in matters of policy and adoption. Laurent also develops new opportunities to extend the breadth and depth of future OASIS work. Prior to joining OASIS, he co-founded several Web-related companies, including Traackr and Webmotion. Laurent served as a Media Attaché for French Foreign Affairs and has worked in France, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, Morocco and the United States. He holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne University and speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Laurent is based in San Francisco.

Peter Lord, Director, Technology Policy, Oracle

Peter Lord is Director of Technology Policy for Oracle where he works at the intersection of technology, business, and public policy.

In this role, Peter focuses on open standards, open source, privacy and information security policy. In 2005, he led Oracle's collaborative effort with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, IBM and 13 nations to develop the critically acclaimed Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems. Continuing Oracle's support of open standards, Peter joined with other leading companies to launch the ODF Alliance in 2006. Partnering with the United Nations Development Program, IBM and 14 nations in 2007, Peter led Oracle's engagement in the development of a series of publications on e-Government Interoperability; assisting economies improve the delivery of e-government services and development of policy frameworks. Peter also serves as Chair of the Liberty Alliance's Public Policy Expert Group, and is active in various standards bodies and industry associations.

Prior to this role, Peter was Oracle's Senior Manager for Global Trade Compliance, ensuring Oracle's software and services remained compliant with US and international export laws and regulations.

Before joining Oracle, Peter worked for U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe and holds degrees from Bowdoin College and Georgetown University.

Kevin NovakKevin Novak, Vice President of Integrated Web Strategy and Technology, American Institute of Architects

Kevin Novak is currently the Vice President of Integrated Web Strategy and Technology for the American Institute of Architects. In this role, he is directly responsible for the implementation of an institute wide web and technology strategy. He is the current co-chair of the W3C Electronic Government workgroup and is the former chair of the Internet in Developing Countries Task Force under the .MOBI Foundation. Kevin was formerly the Director of Web Services at the Library of Congress. In this role, he created a strategy and a centralized web services division which lead the management and development of the Library's extensive website comprising over 22 million items digitized from its collections and served in a variety of multimedia formats. He provided leadership on many Library partnerships and initiatives including the World Digital Library, the Library of Congress Experience, and management of THOMAS legislative information service. He was also led the Library's partnership with Flickr showcased via Flickr Commons, and strategic and technical projects and partnerships with One Laptop Per Child, Microsoft, and Google.

Bill Piatt, Chief Information Officer, IFC (former GSA CIO and father of USA.Gov)

Bill has extensive prior public and private sector experience developing and implementing e-Government solutions at the US Federal level and overseas. In the private sector, he worked for well-known firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Unisys & CGI, and served as the elected Chair of the Industry Advisory Council, the largest IT Industry association serving the public sector.

In the public sector, he served as CIO for the General Services Administration, the Public Building Service and the Peace Corps and was a member of Federal CIO Council?s Executive Committee. Bill has an MBA from Duke University, BA in Psychology from the University of Memphis, an a CIO Certificate from the National Defense University.

Ron RossRon Ross, Senior Computer Scientist and Information Security Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. Ron Ross is a senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current areas of specialization include security requirements definition, testing and evaluation, risk management, and information assurance. Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project for NIST, which includes the development of key security standards and guidelines for the federal government, support contractors, and the United States critical information infrastructure. His recent publications include Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 199 (security categorization standard), FIPS Publication 200 (security requirements standard), NIST Special Publication 800-53 (security controls guideline), NIST Special Publication 800-53A (security assessment guideline), NIST Special Publication 800-37 (security certification and accreditation guideline), and NIST Special Publication 800-39 (risk management guideline). Dr. Ross is also the principal architect of the NIST Risk Management Framework that provides a disciplined and structured methodology for integrating the suite of FISMA security standards and guidelines into a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program.

Dr. Ross is a frequent speaker at public and private sector venues including federal agencies, state and local governments, and Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his responsibilities at NIST, Dr. Ross supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Ross previously served as the Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership, a joint activity of NIST and the National Security Agency. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in a variety of leadership and technical positions during his twenty-year career in the United States Army. While assigned to the National Security Agency, he received the Scientific Achievement Award for his work on an inter-agency national security project and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal upon his departure from the agency. Dr. Ross is a two-time recipient of the Federal 100 award for his leadership and technical contributions to critical information security projects affecting the federal government. During his twenty-year military career, Dr. Ross served as a White House aide and as a senior technical advisor to the Department of the Army. Dr. Ross is a graduate of the Program Management School at the Defense Systems Management College and holds both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

John SaboJohn Sabo, Director, Global Government Relations, CA, Inc.

John Sabo is Director, Global Government Relations for CA, Inc., providing expertise in the use of security and privacy technologies in trusted infrastructures.

Mr. Sabo is very active in industry-focused cyber security and critical infrastructure protection initiatives. He is a board member and past President of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC); member of the IT-Sector Coordinating Council, where he also serves on the Executive Committee; and Immediate Past Chair of the ISAC Council, which addresses cross- sector information sharing issues impacting national critical sectors.

Mr. Sabo also serves as a member of the IDtrust Member Section Steering Committee, established by the OASIS standards organization, and focusing on identity and trusted infrastructure technologies, policies, and practices. Mr. Sabo is also active in information privacy. He is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and is a past member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), a federal advisory committee managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Mr. Sabo has also served as a member of the Privacy and Security Task Force organized by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the State Alliance for e-Health. He is a board member and President of the non-profit International Security Trust and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA), which has published an operational privacy framework and other privacy-related studies. He served as editor and co-author of ISTPA's "Analysis of Privacy Principles: An Operational Study," published in 2007. Before working in the private sector, Mr. Sabo was Director of the U.S. Social Security Administration's Electronic Services Staff and recognized as a leader in the development of e-government services.

He is an invited speaker at international security and privacy conferences, has authored published journal articles, and contributes to technical studies on security, privacy and trust issues. He holds degrees from King's College (Pennsylvania) and the University of Notre Dame, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Dr. Sam Somuoh, Director General, Ghana Information and Communications Technology Directorate

Dr. Sam Somuah is the Director General of the Ghana Information and Communications Technology Directorate (GICTeD) and until recently a Special Assistant and ICT Policy Advisor at the Office of the President and Director of the Central Governance Project with additional responsibility for Information Technology (ICT) Initiatives within the office of the President. Dr. Somuah has been actively involved in various ICT related issues within the government of Ghana having been the organizer of the first ever Roundtable Conference on developing a National ICT Policy in 2001. As chair of the E-Government Strategy Committee of the Government he has been instrumental in developing a comprehensive E-Government Roadmap for the country.

In his current position as the Head of GICTeD, Dr. Somuah is leading the Government of Ghana's major effort on e-Government. Some of the current initiatives include the development of an Enterprise Architecture as well as an Interoperability Framework for Ghana. The Automation of the Revenue Agencies through a PPP arrangement is an effort being led by Dr. Somuah on behalf of the Government. The provision of a secured Government Network to interconnect all Government Agencies is another major project being undertaken under his leadership as well as the development of a National Data Center.

Dr. Somuah has extensive knowledge of ICT industry dynamics including the application of ICT technology to e-Government initiatives. He also has more than twenty years leadership, teaching and professional experience.

Dr. Somuah is a member of the Computer Society of IEEE-USA, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. Dr. Somuah graduated from Ohio State University in 1982 with a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering.

Randeep SudanRandeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, GICT, The World Bank

Randeep Sudan is a Lead ICT Policy Specialist with the Global Information and Communication Technologies (GICT) Department of the World Bank. He leads GICT?s practices on e-Government and IT industry development. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2005, he held senior government positions in India, as a member of the Indian Administrative Service. He was Special Secretary to the Chief Minister and ex-officio Secretary Information Technology in the State of Andhra Pradesh and was closely associated with policies and strategies for leveraging ICT for development. He has been the Chief Executive of APFIRST an organization focused on promoting investments in the ICT sector, and also of AP Technology Services, a company specializing in the use of ICTs in government. His areas of expertise include ICT policy, e-government, investment promotion, infrastructure development and public-private partnerships. He has a masters degree from the London School of Economics.

Bob SundayBob Sunday, Senior Architect in the Office of the CTO, Canadian Government's Shared Services

Bob Sunday is the Senior Architect in the Office of the CTO for the Canadian Government's Shared Services. He leads the CTO's evolution of Authentication, Credential and Identity Services for citizens, businesses and employees. Formerly, as Director, Secure Channel Architecture, he led the team that architected and provided oversight for the Government of Canada's secure infrastructure for e-Government operations. His breadth of experience includes many facets of distributed ICT infrastructure such as, the management and design of individualized Electronic Government Services utilizing a secure public key infrastructure, the architecture of performance critical transaction systems in the finance industry, as well as the architecture, patents and implementation of database protocols for SQL relational databases.

Eduardo TaleroEduardo Talero, Senior Advisor e-Governance, The World Bank

Eduardo Talero is a Senior consultant with global experience in country and sector wide eGovernance strategies and eGovernance projects in virtually all economic sectors. His current areas of specialization include policy, strategy, infrastructure and institutional aspects of eGovernance; procurement and contracting modalities for implementation of eGovernance; electronic government procurement strategies and projects; and public financial management systems projects.

He retired from the World Bank in June 2001 after a 27-year career in information systems, including fifteen years as leader of technical consulting services for ICT components of Bank operations and two years as the information technology procurement advisor of the Bank.

As a World Bank consultant since early 2002, Mr. Talero has been the senior e-Governance specialist for country-wide E-Governance projects of the Bank in India and Sri Lanka. He has also been advisor on e-Government projects in Mexico, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Sierra Leone, Colombia and Ethiopia. In 2006 he was the moderator of a special assessment of the quality of E-Governance components of Bank projects. Mr. Talero has also advised the governments of Sri Lanka, India, Mexico and Chile on e-procurement. He has authored Bank strategy to support introduction of eProcurement systems in governments worldwide.

Mr. Talero organized the first World Bank E-Procurement Workshop in Washington in March 2001 and since then he has spoken and lectured widely on this topic in numerous international venues. Mr. Talero holds graduate degrees in Finance from George Washington University and in Public Administration from Harvard University.

David TemoshokDavid Temoshok, Director for Identity Policy and Management, U.S. General Services Adminstration

David Temoshok is the Director for Identity Policy and Management for the Office of Governmentwide Policy of the U.S. General Services Administration. In this capacity, David is responsible for the development and deployment of identity management policies and infrastructure for the Federal Government, including the government-wide implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and the Federal E-Authentication presidential initiatives. These initiatives provide government-wide infrastructure for the authentication of citizens, businesses, and internal government personnel in order to access federal assets, business transactions and information. This infrastructure Includes the administration of the Federal PKI Management Authority and the Federal Bridge Certificate Authority to provide secure, cross-certification PKI services across government. David also serves as the Federal PKI Policy Management Authority for the Federal ACES Program that provides common PKI services for the Federal Government with the public.

Prior to this appointment, David served as the Inter-Agency Director for the Access America Program. This program provided public access to a wide range of government services electronically on a nationwide basis. In December 1993 David was appointed to serve as the Director for Systems Design and Development for the Federal Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Task Force. The Federal EBT Task Force directed the national implementation of systems to deliver both federal and state government benefits electronically on a nationwide basis. EBT systems are currently in operation in all states. In addition, David has served as the USDA Director of Grants Management and numerous other managerial and financial management positions in public administration.

Colin WallisColin Wallis, Identity Standards Manager, Government Technology Services, New Zealand Government

Colin Wallis is the Identity Standards Manager, Government Technology Services in the New Zealand Government. He became involved in international standards in 2000, in relation to UK government efforts at that time, but once back in New Zealand in 2004, focused specifically on identity information management to support New Zealand's fledgling Identity Management programme. He is the New Zealand delegate on ISO JTC1 SC27 Working Group 5, (Identity Management) and Chairs the eGov Special Interest Group at the Liberty Alliance Project (a consortium specialising in Identity Management). His OASIS roles span memberships of the eGov Member Section Steering Committee, Security Services (SAML) and Customer Information (CIQ) Technical Committees amongst others. Colin also participates in the ITU_T and UN/CEFACT organisations on eGov and Identity Management matters.