Beth Simone Noveck (born 1971) is the Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering and director of the Governance Lab. She was the United States deputy chief technology officer for open government and led President Obama's Open Government Initiative. Based at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy until January 2011, she is an expert on technology and institutional innovation. On May 16, 2011 George Osborne announced that Noveck had been recruited to a position in the United Kingdom government. She is a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. She is the author of Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Government (Harvard 2015), Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (Brookings 2009), and co-editor of the State of Play: Law and Virtual Worlds (NYU 2006).