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IBM’s 2nd Annual Smarter Government Summit 2013 - Strategies to Drive Innovation and Improve Government Performance


Dan Chenok Dan Chenok
Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government

Dan Chenok is Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, based in Washington, DC. He oversees all of the Center’s activities in connecting research to practice to benefit government, and has a special focus on technology, regulation, budget, and acquisition issues. As a career Government executive, Mr. Chenok served as the Branch Chief for Information Policy and Technology with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He led a staff with oversight of federal information and IT policy, including electronic government, computer security, privacy and IT budgeting. Mr. Chenok left the government in 2003. In 2008, he served on President Barack Obama’s transition team as the Government lead for the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform group, and as a member of the OMB Agency Review Team. He has won numerous honours and awards, including a 2010 Federal 100 winner for his work on the presidential transition. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Federal Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, Vice-Chair of the Industry Advisory Council Executive Committee, is a CIO SAGE with the Partnership for Public Service, and generally advises public sector leaders on technology policy.

Martin J. Wildberger Martin J. Wildberger
Vice President, World Wide Information Management Development

Martin Wildberger is IBM’s World Wide Vice President for Information Management Development. In this role he has responsibility for global development of IBM’s Information Management portfolio within IBM Software Group. Martin is responsible for defining the business and technical strategy for the development of the data management segment. He joined IBM in 1984 as a software developer and has held numerous executive leadership positions across IBM since 2001. Martin holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and presently resides in Stouffville, Ontario where he lives with his wife Ann and son, Hudson.

Keith Barrass Keith Barrass
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Solutions, Information Technology Branch
Canada Revenue Agency

Mr. Barrass joined the Canada Revenue Agency in 2003 as the Director General of Best Practises, Architecture and Government Online. In 2009 he became a Deputy Assistant Commissoner in ITB, and has led both the Solutions and the Data, Infrastructure, and Technology Management organisations. Keith has played a key role on many projects and initiatives in the CRA, but brought particular passion to his leadership of ITB’s Portfolio Management of Maintenance regime, Quality Program, Project Gating Methodology, Architecture Program, and our partnership with Shared Services Canada.

Before joining the Agency Keith worked as an executive in the private sector. There, he led the transformation of a number of internal corporate technology suppliers, consolidating them globally, improving their quality and performance, and outsourcing their non-strategic product lines to suppliers.

Keith possesses a bachelor of Engineering from Queens University.

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