David Wennergren, recently named CEO of the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council, said he aims to expand ACT-IAC’s membership to include chief data officers and other C-suite executives as emerging technologies drive conversations between industry and government, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday.
“The pace of technology change is so extraordinary,” said Wennergren. “There’s this conversation around how government and industry partner together to take advantage of these technologies to drive more effective mission results, and that is just the absolute sweet spot for ACT-IAC.”
Wennergren, former managing director of Deloitte Consulting, noted that the council must serve as a larger forum to advance best practices as agencies try to pursue collaboration with regard to their tech investments.
“Even beyond those new tech jobs, you have the profound impact technology is having on [chief financial officer] community, the [chief human capital officer] community and the chief acquisition officer community. So I think there’s a way to continue to broaden the reach that ACT-IAC has in government.”