Lewis Shepherd is Director and General Manager of Microsoft's Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, based in Washington DC. Mr. Shepherd's career includes work in government at the federal, state, and local levels, and fifteen years in the private sector in Silicon Valley. For four years (2004-2007), Shepherd was Senior Technology Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and led R&D for next-generation technology for the Department of Defense intelligence community, which has an information technology (IT) budget in excess of $1 billion per year. He was responsible for information management strategic planning and served as the senior consultant for the director of DIA on technology innovation, overseeing business case analyses and evaluating technology investments for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in conjunction with other agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Shepherd was promoted to the federal government's Senior Executive Service in February 2006. According to ComputerWorld magazine in 2007, "DIA and other defense agencies have become the most advanced users of Web 2.0 tools in the federal government." Some of his team's work included the first beta versions of Intellipedia and A-Space.
|May 17, 2012|