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Beth Simone Noveck


Beth Simone Noveck was appointed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in August 2018 as the state's first chief innovation officer. She also directs the Governance Lab at New York University and its MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance, and is the Jerry M. Hultin Global Network Professor at NYU's Tandon 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, Noveck is the author of Smart Citizens, Smarter State: the Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing and Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful.

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