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Beth Simone Noveck served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative (2009-2011), where she was responsible for developing and coordinating President Obama’s Administration policy on transparency, participation, and collaboration. UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently appointed her Senior Advisor for Open Government. She served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team and was a volunteer advisor to the Obama for America campaign on issues of technology, innovation, and government reform.  A law professor at New York Law School, Dr. Noveck is a leading expert on institutional innovation. She organized the recent Club de Madrid annual meeting, the convening of former Presidents and Prime Ministers. Among other projects, she designed and built the U.S. government’s first expert network.  With a new grant from the Aspen Foundation, she is developing a strategy for assessing costs and benefits of strategies for implementing data transparency. She is also designing a research network on the impact of new technology on democratic institutions for the MacArthur Foundation. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, she was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company magazine, ” Top 25 Game Changers” by Politico and one of the “Top Women in Technology” by Huffington Post.  Her book about building an expert network for the United States Patent Office, Wiki Government (Brookings Institution Press 2009), appeared this year in Arabic and Chinese and in an audio edition and will also be translated into Russian. She is also co-editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (NYU Press 2006). She will be speaking at TEDGlobal in June and her new book, The Networked State will appear in 2013.