J.P. Auffret is the director of the M.S. in Technology Management and M.S. in Management of Secure Information Systems programs at George Mason University and a faculty member in the George Mason University School of Management. He is also co-founder and vice president of the International Academy of CIO, co-founder and board chair of the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization (NoVaRHIO). 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. J.P. earned a B.S. degree from Duke University where he was an A.B. Duke Scholar, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Physics from American University.