David M. Paschane, 2014 Honoree

Lead scientist
Aplin Labs (formerly director of Office of Strategic Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Silver Spring, Md.
How have you incorporated social media into your own work?
I have used a lot of LinkedIn functions to test ideas and find experts among colleagues from around the world. The LinkedIn groups are great for targeting the interests that draw people together -- essentially tribes of thinkers.
Boldest IT prediction:
IT will be a cadre of performance engineers who test applications in digital workspaces where all work tools are hosted remotely. It will also be the storefront to swap noncomputing devices.
How do you evaluate emerging technologies?
I rely on the integrated sciences of the Performance Architectural Sciences System (PASS) to judge the value of emerging technologies: Does it enable greater motivation, concentration, awareness and discretion in employees, while helping the executive level to be more adept at improving structure?
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