Leadership Insights from "The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right"

Dr. Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right delves into the profound impact of using checklists to manage complexity and improve outcomes in various fields, from medicine to aviation to construction. Gawande, a renowned surgeon and public health researcher, illustrates how a simple tool like a checklist can revolutionize practices, ensuring consistency, efficiency, and safety.

The Center in the News: 2012 - 2019

The IBM Center for The Business of Government periodically provides expert perspectives on key government issues through a variety of media outlets. The following interviews highlight numerous discussions regarding approaches to improve the effectiveness of government.


Exploring the Application and Use of Extended Reality: A Conversation with Annie Eaton author of THE EXTENDED REALITY BLUEPRINT

What is Extended Reality? How does it encompass Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality? How is the public sector and government services leveraging AR/VR technology? What does the future hold for Extended Reality? Join host Michael Keegan on a Special Conversation with Authors Edition as he explores these questions and more with Annie Eaton author of THE EXTENDED REALITY BLUEPRINT: Demystifying the AR/VR Production Process.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:10

Annie Eaton - THE EXTENDED REALITY BLUEPRINT Demystifying the AR/VR Production Process

Annie Eaton is an immersive content producer, specializing in engaging and interactive virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. She currently serves as the CEO of Futurus, an Atlanta-based software development company, and Executive Producer of Amebous Labs, a virtual reality-focused game studio. As a Georgia Tech graduate, she stays involved in the Atlanta technology community, managing XR Atlanta, a community organization which now boasts over 1,500 members. Annie is also involved with Women in XR Atlanta, Women in Technology (WIT) and Young Entrepreneurs Council.

Weekly Roundup: June 10-14, 2024

GAO Pounds Table for Feds to Clear Cyber Work Backlog. The federal government’s watchdog is giving agencies credit for big policy moves to improve cybersecurity but is pounding the table with urgency for those agencies to catch up on more than 500 previous recommendations for improving cybersecurity – including more thoroughly implementing the Biden administration’s recent cyber policy directives.  

A Path to Effective Leadership: Insights from John Kotter and Warren Bennis

Leadership is a multifaceted concept that has been explored from numerous angles. Sometimes it is a good idea to revisit insights offered not so long ago that may in fact help chart a path forward today. As the sayings go: “what’s old is new again” and “there are no real new ideas just new contexts”. Recently, as a peered across my bookcase two books caught my eye.

Harnessing Technology & Charting the Future of Weapons, Systems, and Platforms: A Conversation with VADM Frank Morley, Principal Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

What is the U.S. Department of the Navy doing to field weapons, systems, and platforms that give it a technological edge over adversaries? How has the Navy's acquisition strategy evolved in recent years to better meet the needs of modern warfare and technological advancements? What is the U.S. Navy doing to modernize its fleet assets and ensure sailors and marines have the resources they need to maintain high levels of operational readiness?
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 09:44

Vice Admiral Frank Morley, Principal Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Vice Adm. Frank Morley is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a commission as an ensign from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at San Diego State University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and holds a Master of Science in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee.