Beth Simone Noveck directs The Governance Lab and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is the Jerry M. Hultin Global Network visiting professor at New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering.

From 2009 to 2011, she served in the White House as the nation's first deputy chief technology officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, she serves on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and chairs the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multi-Stakeholder Innovation.

Noveck is the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful and co-editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds. Her next book, The Networked State, will be published by Harvard University Press.

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