Earlier this month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that Network Chair Beth Simone Noveck accepted an offer to serve as the state’s first Chief Innovation Officer. Drawing on her deep expertise applying data, technology, and innovative thinking to institutions, Noveck will promote effective governance and opportunity across her home state. The new position will allow the state to better think about how it can engage with its citizens.
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“Governor Phil Murphy, who made the announcement on Monday, August 13, 2018, said the New Jersey native will focus on initiatives designed to make government services more agile, apply new technologies to public problems, apply high-quality data to policy, and stimulate entrepreneurship and business growth while protecting workers and consumers.”
“‘To reclaim our innovation economy, we must have fresh, cutting-edge ideas that will not only bring New Jersey into the 21st century but also improve the lives of our nine million residents,” said Governor Murphy. “I am pleased to have Beth Noveck join our team as New Jersey’s first Chief Innovation Officer. Beth is an experienced, high-caliber professional who will make New Jersey a leader in government effectiveness.’”