Alan R. Shark currently serves as the Public Technology Institute's executive director/CEO located in the greater Washington, DC area. He also serves as Associate Professor of Practice at Rutgers University's School of Public Affairs and Administration where he specializes in technology and public administration and leadership in technology in public sector management. As an author, lecturer, and speaker on technology developments and applications for most of his distinguished career, Shark's experience both balances and embraces the business, government, education and technology sectors.
He is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 National Technology Champion Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. The award is in recognition for his outstanding contributions promoting government performance excellence through sound information technology solutions, policies and practice.
His work has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the United Nations UDESA, OECD and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
His most recent books include: CIO Leadership for Public Safety Communications – Emerging Trends & Practices; Seven Trends That Will Transform Local Government Through Technology; Beyond e-Government – Measuring Performance – A Global Perspective; CIO Leadership for State Governments – Emerging Trends & Practices; Civic Media in Action- Emerging Trends & Practices; Beyond e-Government & e-Democracy: A Global Perspective
CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties – Emerging Trends & Practices.
Shark is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), as well as Fellow of the Radio Club of America (RCA), and Fellow of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).