DACOR: Enabling Innovative Diplomacy Through Information Technology: State Department's IRM's Office of eDiplomacy
The world's information environment is changing dramatically. More data is generated each month than has existed in all of human history prior to the turn of the millennium. Publicly available data is an increasingly valuable source for analysis, decisions, and innovation, and today governments, people, and technology are linked in ways unimaginable just 20 years ago. To be effective in a dynamic and networked world our organizations should be as seamless, agile, and transparent as possible, aggregating and ground-testing information. How are we equipping our diplomats and other foreign affairs officials to engage in this environment? Mr. André Goodfriend will discuss the technological and cultural changing initiatives that advance the Department's diplomatic and foreign policy leadership at home and abroad. Mr. Goodfriend joined the Department of State in 1987 and his overseas assignments have included Israel, India, Russia and the UK. Mr. Goodfriend has been the Director of the State Department's Office of eDiplomacy since August 2017, after joining eDiplomacy in 2015 to coordinate drafting of the State Department's 2016 Open Government Plan. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.