Jeff Kaplan

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Jeff is the Founder & Director of the Open ePolicy Group. The Group, while based at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, released the Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems. The Roadmap received significant global media coverage and is now in use by governments around the world. In 2000, while a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the premier policy institute in the US, Jeff launched a project that published the widely acclaimed Roadmap for E-Government in the Developing World, a tool for e-government policymakers. A new phase of the Open ePolicy Group – OeG 2.0 – will launch in 2007 based at the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford Law School. Building on his experience in management consulting, international business development and law, Jeff serves as a point person for ICT strategic planning and the development of public-private partnerships in technology, working with governments and companies to formulate business and e-government strategies. Jeff also serves as an advisor for the Content Advisory Committee of eGovWorld Portal, an e-government initiative of India’s Ministry of Communication & Information Technology. Jeff holds degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School and was a Fulbright Fellowship recipient in 1993.