At ODK’s national convention in Charlotte this summer, I said we could not underestimate the “transformational potential of information technology,” particularly for advancing the strategic goals of ODK.
As you may know, the Society has sought to address ‘technology’ issues during the better part of the last decade.
In order to conduct a whole sale examination of the Society’s information technology infrastructure – both as it relates to Headquarters’ administration as well as our member’s experience – I have appointed a small working group tasked with, among other things, seeking to enhance our member’s web-based experience while keeping them connected to ODK throughout their lifetime. I am pleased to announce that National Advisory Council MemberDr. Nick Fahrenkopf has agreed to lead this group’s work. Tracy Lyons, ODK’s Director of Communications, will provide staff support for the group’s work.
Specifically, I am asking that the committee conduct an examination of the Society’s web infrastructure – both as it relates to National Headquarters’ administration, our member’s experience as well as how we can realize greater efficiencies at National Headquarters.
I have asked Dr. Fahrenkopf to provide a final report on the group’s work to the Board of Directors at our summer meeting in Albany, NY at the end of July 2013.
This group’s work has the potential to positively impact the “way we do business” at ODK for years to come. I look forward to realizing their recommendations in the months to come as wel work to build a better Society.