Removing the Barriers to Organizational Agility

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

Prior to GitHub, Ben was a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows where he served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the role of technology in brokering the relationship between citizens and government. Ben has also served as a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer within the Executive Office of the President where he was instrumental in drafting the President’s Digital Strategy and Open Data Policy, on the SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team, the White House’s first and only agile development team, and as a New Media Fellow, in the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of the Managing Director. His paper, Towards a More Agile Government was published in the Public Contract Law Journal, arguing that Federal IT Procurement should be more amenable to modern, agile development methods. More about the author →

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