Beth Simone Noveck served in the White House as the first United States deputy chief technology officer and founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, appointed Noveck senior advisor for Open Government. Noveck directs the Governance Lab funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Housed at NYU Wagner, the Governance Lab accelerates and assesses progress toward smarter, more collaborative, and decentralized governance.
Noveck founded the Democracy Design Workshop: Do Tank, a program for the design of law, policy, and technology to foster openness and collaboration. With support from the Sloan Foundation, she is currently prototyping OrgPedia, the Wikipedia of firms. With the support of the Omdiyar Network, MacArthur Foundation, and seven leading patent-holding firms, she designed and built the U.S. government’s first expert network Peer To Patent. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Council of Europe, and AmericaSpeaks have sponsored her research on online communities by funding then Cairns Project, graphical software to support group formation and collaboration.
Her new book, The Networked State, will appear with Harvard University Press.