U.S. CIO, Iowa State alum VanRoekel to give free talk at noon Monday

This is a very late event notice, but it’s hopefully just in time for some. At noon on Monday, Steven VanRoekel, the second Chief Information Officer of the United States and an Iowa State University alumnus will deliver a free presentation at his alma mater.

VanRoekel’s talk, which is preceded by a reception at 11:30 a.m., will focus on cyber security and federal information technology issues, the Des Moines Register reported. The event will take place in Memorial Union’s Great Hall (2229 Lincoln Way). …

This is a very late event notice, but it’s hopefully just in time for some. At noon on Monday, Steven VanRoekel (left), the second Chief Information Officer of the United States and an Iowa State University alumnus will deliver a free presentation at his alma mater.

VanRoekel’s talk, which is preceded by a reception at 11:30 a.m., will focus on cyber security and federal information technology issues, the Des Moines Register reported. The event will take place in Memorial Union’s Great Hall (2229 Lincoln Way).

The Register also noted that a VanRoekel spokeswoman said the CIO would kick off the day with a private visit to a Des Moines tech firm to meet with tech entrepreneurs.

To learn more about Monday’s event in Ames, visit lectures.iastate.edu.

For a Q&A with VanRoeckel, check out the Register’s article, “U.S. data chief rolls out plan for nation’s info systems“.

Here’s VanRoekel’s bio (from the Iowa State event page):

Steven VanRoekel is the second Chief Information Officer of the United States and an Iowa State alumnus. Prior to his position in the White House, he held two positions in the Obama Administration: executive director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at USAID and managing director of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, where he oversaw all operational, technical, financial, and human resource aspects of the agency. He also led the FCC’s efforts to introduce new technology and social media into the agency. Mr. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2009, most recently as a senior director in the Windows Server and Tools Division. He received a bachelor’s degree in management of information systems from Iowa State. Part of the National Affairs Series.


Credits: Photo of Steven VanRoekel from lectures.iastate.edu.