Beth Simone Noveck

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Beth Noveck
Noveck in 2009
Born 1971 (age 43–44)
Nationality United States of America
Alma mater

Harvard, A.B. 1991, A.M. 1992
University of Innsbruck, Ph.D. 1994

Yale Law School, J.D. 1997

Beth Simone Noveck (born 1971) was the United States deputy chief technology officer for open government and led President Obama's Open Government Initiative. Based at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy until January 2011, she is an expert on technology and institutional innovation.[1] On May 16, 2011 George Osborne announced that Noveck had been recruited to a position in the United Kingdom government.[2] She is a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance.[3]


She graduated from Harvard University with an AM magna cum laude, and University of Innsbruck with a PhD. She graduated from Yale Law School with a JD.

Previously, Noveck directed the Institute for Information Law & Policy and the Democracy Design Workshop at New York Law School where she is on-leave as a professor. She is the founder of the "Do Tank," and the State of Play Conferences, and launched the first of its kind Peer-to-Patent community patent review project in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trade Office. She has taught in the areas of intellectual property, innovation, and constitutional law, as well as courses on electronic democracy and electronic government.[4]

She is the author of the book Wiki Government, a book that argues in favor of utilizing Internet technologies to make the U.S. federal government more transparent in its activities more open to citizen input.[5]

Foreign Policy named Noveck one of its 2012 Top 100 Global Thinkers.[6]

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  1. ^ Montalbano, Elizabeth. "White House Loses Open Government Leader". Information Week. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, at Google Zeitgeist 2011
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  4. ^ "Faculty Profile at New York Law School". New York Law School. 
  5. ^ Kosar, Kevin R. (July–August 2010). "Collaborative Democracy on the Move". Public Administration Review (Wiley-Blackwell) 70 (4): 656–60. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6210.2010.02193.x. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  6. ^ "The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers". Foreign Policy. 26 November 2012. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 

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