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Keynote Session 2:
Information Technology and the Public Interest

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Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The New Economy is shaping the future of the entire world, as markets have become global and many Industrial-Age rules have been thrown by the wayside. As a result, state and local governments have a growing role to create and manage information in ways never before considered in the modern era of government. However, the goals—to anticipate and shape the future and to serve the public’s interest—have not changed. Dr. Hrabowski provides his thoughtful insight in a presentation sure to leave you with a new look at the role of the public sector.


Dr. Hrabowski has served as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since May 1992. He joined the university in 1987, serving first as vice provost, then as executive vice president. Hrabowski serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Sciences (where he is a member of the academy’s Council of Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable), the U.S. Department of Education, and universities and school systems nationwide. He also was instrumental in the formation of the Governor’s Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Technology.


This video coverage was provided by KET by arrangement with Government Technology, producer of the Executive Leadership Forum. Opinions expressed by conference speakers are their own.