The Power of Thinking Differently in Government with Maria Roat

About This Episode

Joining the podcast this week is Maria Roat, who has had an impressive career in both government and the private sector for more than 35 years. She shares insights on the power of thinking from her time in government. Among the many roles, she held included Deputy Federal CIO and Small Business Administration CIO. The opportunities she helped identify to change the system from the inside out. 

She shares her perspective on operating the government as a very large enterprise and the challenges that come with managing single-year budgets for multi-year programs. Maria also talks about the many new and innovative initiatives and programs activated during her tenure.