Among other topics, David discussed the following issues with Metis Strategy:
David is the Executive Director of the People-Centered Internet (PCI), an Internet coalition that provides support and expertise for community-focused projects that measurably improve people’s lives using the Internet. As Executive Director, David works closely co-founders Vint Cerf, the “father of the Internet” and Mei Lin Fung, the “mother of customer relationship management,” to prioritize and pursue opportunities.
Prior to joining PCI, David served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While at the FCC, David led the transformation of their legacy systems, including the roll-out of cloud-based IT that achieved results in ½ the time and at ⅙ the cost. Prior to joining the FCC, David was the Executive Director for the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community. Prior to that, David was a Senior Strategist at the Institute for Defence Analysis (IDA) and a Defense Researcher at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (SDPI). During this time, David volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan to help “think differently” on military and humanitarian issues. Before IDA and SDPI, David was the IT Chief for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response program, where he led the program’s technology response to 9/11 and the 2001 anthrax attacks. David began working for the U.S. government at age 15.
David has received numerous awards for his work, including being named one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40 by Business Insider, the Global CIO 10 Award twice, the Fedscoop 50 leadership award three times, among many others.
David has lectured at Harvard University, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, as well as at Singularity University. David was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Biology from Emory University, a Masters of Science in Public Health from Emory University School of Medicine, and a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.