Alan Shark

Vice President Public Sector & Executive Director

Public Technology Institute (PTI) Public Technology


Dr. Alan R. Shark is the Vice President Public Sector and Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute (PTI) now part of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in Washington DC since 2004. He is a Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration and Chair of the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership. He is as Associate Professor for the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, and is Course Developer/Instructor at Rutgers University Center for Government Services. He is a recognized thought-leader on cyber security for local governments and is widely quoted by the press. Dr. Shark’s thought leadership activities include keynote speaking, blogging, conducts a bi-weekly podcast called Sharkbytes, and is the author or co-author of over 12 books including the nationally recognized textbook “Technology and Public Management” as well as CIO Leadership for Cities and Counties.