Removing the Barriers to Organizational Agility

TL;DR: Recording of a GW Tech Alumni panel on Removing the Barriers to Organizational Agility
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Recorded at the The George Washington University Tech Alumni Group Federal Executive Round Table, November 4, 2010.

Photo of the panelists at the event

Panelists Steven Bucci, William Kirkendale, Brian Moran, Mark Rosenfeld, and Mariano Tan / Photo: GW Tech Alumni Group

(The audio files are no longer available here)

Round Table Participants

  • Hamid Ouyachi, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Steven Bucci, Cyber Security Lead, Global Leadership Initiative, at IBM & former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Defense Support of Civil Authorities
  • William Kirkendale, Chief Information Officer, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Mark Bryan Rosenfeld, Associate Partner, Public Sector CRM Call Center Optimization, IBM Global Business Services
  • Mariano Tan, President, TeleTech Government Solutions


  • Brian Moran, President, GW Tech Alumni Group; CEO, Nester Consulting; & former Director of IT Services, U.S. International Trade Commission
Originally published November 6, 2010 | View revision history

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