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Jean-Pierre Auffret

Director of the MS in Technology Management and MS in Management of Secure Information Systems

Expertise: Technology and technology management, development and application of emerging technologies, cybersecurity

Auffret is director of the executive degree programs in the George Mason School of Business including the MS in Technology Management, which is one of seven partners in the U.S. government's CIO University; 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 a co-founder of the International Academy of CIO and serves as an advisory board member of the Waseda eGovernance Research Center. Auffret's academic experience includes teaching at the Duke University's Duke Center for International Development, American University's Department of Physics, American University’s Kogod School of Business, and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Auffret has served on several recent Commonwealth of Virginia commissions and committees 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).

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 from Duke University, an MBA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in physics from American University. He is currently working on a book titled “4G and Mobile Apps: Technology, Policy, Opportunity and Innovation.”

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu