A lawyer by training and a techie by inclination, Beth Noveck works to build data transparency into government. As the US's first Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Beth Noveck founded the White House Open Government Initiative, which developed administration policy on transparency, participation, and collaboration. Among other projects, she designed and built Peer-to-Patent, the U.S. government’s first expert network. She worked in the design for ORGPedia, a platform for mashing up and visualizing public and crowdsourced data about corporations. Beth is currently on leave from her position as professor of law and director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School.