Leadership, Culture, and Technology Innovation
Darrell M. West, Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of Center for Technology Innovation, Douglas Dillon Chair in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
This speech will review the latest trends in technology innovation and ways digital technology is changing leadership, culture, and organizations. In the 21st century, we need organizations that are smarter, faster, and leaner. There are a number of ways in which digital and mobile technologies improve transparency, accountability, innovation, and assessment, and therefore help organizations perform at higher levels. I will give specific examples of how this is happening and ways executives should rethink their leadership approaches and organizational structures. By understanding new tools of data analytics and social networking, I will demonstrate how leaders can become more effective at their jobs.
Darrell M. West is the Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. He holds the Douglas Dillon Chair in Governance Studies. Previously, he was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. His current research focuses on technology policy, health care, and education.
West is the author of 19 books including Digital Schools (Brookings, 2012), The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation (Brookings, 2011), Brain Gain: Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy (Brookings, 2010), Digital Medicine: Health Care in the Internet Era (Brookings, 2009), Digital Government: Technology and Public Sector Performance, (Princeton University Press, 2005), and Air Wars: Television Advertising in Election Campaigns (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2005), among others.
He is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s Don K. Price award for best book on technology (for Digital Government) and the American Political Science Association’s Doris Graber award for best book on political communications (for Cross Talk). He has delivered nearly 150 lectures in a dozen different countries, including China, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey, Bahrain, and the United States, and has been quoted in leading newspapers, radio stations, and national television networks around the world.