FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced that Judith Douglas, Client Industry Executive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, was selected as the Chair of the Institute for Innovation Advisory Board after serving as Vice Chair for 3 months. Andrew Robinson, former chair of the Advisory Board and CEO, Robbins Gioia, made the official announcement at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, VA, October 28. "We are approaching the 5-year anniversary of the Institute at the same time a new Administration will arrive in January", Robinson said. "This is the right time to establish new leadership to ensure that the Institute continues to be a strong advocate for innovation in government. I can't think of anyone better qualified to lead the organization than Judy Douglas. She is well respected for her extensive leadership experience in ACT-IAC and she helped establish the Institute in 2012."
ACT-IAC created the Institute for Innovation to provide ' an objective, non-partisan forum for strategic thought leadership to advance government missions through the innovative application and management of information technology.' The Institute undertakes projects to address game-changing issues with high strategic impact affecting multiple agencies or programs where government and industry collaboration can improve the outcome. The Institute promotes innovation through its annual Igniting Innovation awards program. Recent Institute projects include developing recommendations for the next Administration on the management and use of information technology and establishing an executive roundtable series to develop and sustain a community of innovators in government. "Judy has an impressive career of public, non-profit, and private sector experience focused on effective leadership and innovative uses of information technology to improve government," said Dave McClure, Ph.D., IAC Executive Chair and Chief Strategist, Veris Group. "She is highly regarded in government and industry. Judy works across public and private sector boundaries to find the best ideas and creates effective partnerships. We are fortunate to have her lead the Institute for Innovation at this crucial time." The Institute for Innovation is proudly supported by contributions from AT&T, Evolver, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ICF, MITRE, OnPoint, and Robbins Gioia.