Keynote Speaker

 Paul  Bajinder

Bajinder Paul

Deputy Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
US General Services Administration

In January 2011, Bajinder N. Paul was appointed as the Deputy Associate Administrator of General Services Administration (GSA) in supporting its mission of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Mr. Paul is responsible for leading modernization strategies that leverage innovation and cloud computing in implementing agile and on-demand IT infrastructure that support government-wide initiatives.

Before arriving to GSA, Mr. Paul spent over 20 years managing information technology (IT) programs and organizations both in the private sector and in the Federal government. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As CIO, Mr. Paul was responsible for leading all OCC IT programs.
Prior to this, Mr. Paul served as Acting CIO and the Deputy CIO of IT Operations at the Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He provided strategic and operational leadership in delivering centralized IT services to the entire department which helped the agency achieve its goals of promoting citizen access to HUD services.

Mr. Paul's leadership resulted in HUD receiving the Computer World Honors Program Laureate Award for 2007. This award recognizes the accomplishments of organizations and institutions that are creating global best practices in leading the world's ongoing IT revolution.

More recently, Mr. Paul was recognized as an "Agent of Change" in 2008 and as a "Federal 100" in 2010 by Federal Computer Week for improving the government's use of information technology.

Mr. Paul has also held key IT management positions at the Department of Justice (DoJ) and at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). At ATF, Mr. Paul provided strategic, managerial, and operational oversight of the agency's IT services and solutions. Mr. Paul's leadership resulted in his organization receiving one of the agency's highest awards, the "ATF Director's Maestro Award" in 2002 and 2004 for outstanding contribution to the mission of ATF.

Mr. Paul also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches a graduate level course in technology management -- Enterprise Modernization and Technology Assertion.

Mr. Paul is a graduate of Cornell University in 1981 with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

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Event Information

March 13, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington DC

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