Earlier this week, the Sacramento Bee reported that David Lambert, Georgetown’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services, will leave the University to become the President and CEO of Internet2, a not-for-profit technology consortium.
Since we have no idea what a “technology consortium” is—or what it does—we decided to peruse Internet2′s website. Turns out that the company uses “leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies.” Internet2 also aims to expand educational opportunities by connecting universities and other education-oriented institutions.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Internet2′s advanced networking communities into the next decade.” Lambert said in a press release.
Lambert, who worked at Georgetown for 12 years, assumes his new position with Internet2 on Tuesday, July 13. During his time as the University’s Chief Information Officer, Lambert oversaw a number of technological changes, including transitions to the MyAccess banner system and Google-hosted email accounts. Prior to working at Georgetown, Lambert served at the Vice President for Information Technology at Cornell University.
According to the Bee, Lambert has been involved with Internet2 since the consortium started in 1996. When hiring Lambert, however, Internet2 must’ve missed a glaring omission in his resume—Georgetown is still not even close to being a totally-wireless campus.