Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Ian Gottesman is the Chief Information Officer for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) headquartered in Washington D.C. He developed the Information Communications Technology (ICT) and audiovisual infrastructure for the CSIS LEED platinum certified headquarters that opened in September of 2013. This included new fiber optic network, phones, data center, backup, disaster recovery, and 23 rooms of AV technology. Gottesman brings experience in Web development, public administration, and international relations to the leadership of CSIS's ICT team. He has worked in ICT for a variety of public-sector organizations during the past 15 years, having served as a technology trainer, Web developer, database administrator, and ICT policy writer. Gottesman is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Jamaica. He received an M.P.A. with a concentration in management information science from the Askew School of Public Administration at Florida State University and a B.A. in international relations from George Washington University.