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Auffret, Jean-Pierre

Academic Unit:Administration
Position:Director, Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative
Phone:703-993-5641
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 049
Research Interests:
  • CIO and IT Executive Leadership
  • Development and application of emerging technologies
  • eGovernment
  • Mobiles and telecommunications
Education:
  • PhD - Physics, American University
  • MBA, University of Virginia
  • BS - Chemistry, Duke University
Profile:

J.P. Auffret is director of the Research Partnerships and Grants Initiatives in the School of Business and associate director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.

He was previously director of the business school’s executive degree programs, including the MS in Technology Management; the MS in Management of Secure Information Systems, which is jointly offered by Mason's School of Business, Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Public Policy; and the Executive MBA.

He is also co-founder and vice president of the International Academy of CIO and has served on several recent Commonwealth of Virginia commissions including the Commonwealth of Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission (HITAC) and the Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS).

Auffret’s current research includes with NSF on “Bridging the Cybersecurity Leadership Gap: Assessment, Competencies and Capacity Building” and an IBM Strategic University Research Award, “Old and New: Cross-Industry Considerations for Securing Industrial Control Systems.” Previous related initiatives include co-project lead on the 2007 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Telecommunications (APECTEL) project “Deployment of APECTEL GCIO Training Model” and advisor to the APECTEL 2005 project “Developing a GCIO Training Model” and to the APECTEL 2006 project “Developing Model GCIO Councils.”   

He has 30 years of technology industry and academic experience including management and executive positions with MCI and its joint venture with British Telecom, Concert.

Auffret earned a BS in chemistry from Duke University where he was an AB Duke Scholar, an MBA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in physics from American University.

Research and Awards:

RECOGNITIONS
2013 George Mason University Supervisor of the Year
2013 International Academy of CIO Distinguished Leadership Award

CURRENT RESEARCH FUNDING
National Science Foundation – “Bridging the Cybersecurity Leadership Gap: Assessment, Competencies and Capacity Building” (August 2013 – July 2015) (with Angelos Stavrou and Brent Kang).

IBM Strategic University Research Award – “Old and New: Cross-Industry Considerations for Securing Industrial Control Systems” (January 2014 – December 2014).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND INVITED TALKS
Obi, Toshio, Auffret, J.P. and Iwasaki, Naoko, (co-editors), Aging Society and ICT: Global Silver Innovation, IOS Press, 2013.

“Developing a GCIO System: Enabling Good Government through eLeadership”, with Elsa Estevez, Ignacio Marcovecchio and Tomasz Janowski. In the proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference on Digital Government Research (DG.O 2010), Puebla, Mexico, 17 - 20 May 2010, ACM Press.

“CIOs, Enterprise Architecture and Coherency Management”, book chapter in Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance, 2009.

Invited speaker at the 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2010) held in October 2010 in Beijing, China giving talk entitled “Best Practices in CIO and Executive IT Leadership Capacity Building” with Elsa Estevez.

Invited speaker at the 2010 Virginia Rural Health Summit held in March 2010 in Danville, Virginia giving talk entitled “Telehealth in Virginia Current and Future -- Measured Progress, Great Possibilities, Many Challenges”

Invited speaker at the 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2010) held in October 2010 in Beijing, China giving talk entitled “Best Practices in CIO and Executive IT Leadership Capacity Building” with Elsa Estevez.

“Rural and Municipal eGovernment Initiatives in Developing Countries: Best Practices and a Framework for Success”, book chapter in Global eGovernance: Advancing eGovernance through Innovation and Leadership, 2009.

Invited speaker at U.N. University Forum on eGovernment held in March 2009 in Macao giving a talk entitled “From Rural to Urban: Connecting Communities for Successful eGovernment.”

Invited speaker for the 3rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2009) held in November 2009 in Bogota, Colombia giving talk entitled “eLeadership”.

Invited speaker at SIE 2009 – Simposio de Informatica in el Estado held in August 2009 in Mar del Plata, Argentina giving a talk entitled “International CIO Best Practices and Education: How Government, Private Sector, NGOs and Universities Can Contribute to the Success of eGovernment Leaders”.

Invited keynote speaker at the NTT Data 20th Anniversary Conference held in November 2008 in Tokyo, Japan giving a talk entitled “CIO Trends and Future Challenges in the U.S.”

Invited speaker at the APEC Symposium on eGovernance held in February 2008 in Lima, Peru on eParticipation.

Invited keynote speaker at “2007 Hanoi Forum on Information – Communication Technology” conference held in December 2007 in Hanoi, Vietnam giving a talk titled “CIO, ICT and Transition Economies”.

Co-chair of “CIOs in an Innovative World: Strengthening eGovernment” conference held in May 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Conference Organizer and Chair of international “2007 Global CIO Leadership Roundtable: Creating Better Government and Society through Enhanced CIO Leadership” held October 27th – 29th 2007 at George Mason University.

Member of International Advisory Committee and speaker for “CIOs in a Decentralized World: Strengthening Capacities for eLeadership Conference” held in April 2007 in Manila, Philippines giving a talk entitled “Technology Innovation and Adoption in eGovernment”.

PUBLIC COMMITTEES / COMMISSIONS
Commonwealth of Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission - 2010 Member of state commission supporting the Secretary of Health and Human Resources in the planning for a state health information exchange.

Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee, Virginia General Assembly's Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) - 2007, 2008 Member of the Commonwealth of Virginia advisory committee on electronic medical records.