John M. Eger, Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University is an internationally known author and lecturer on the subjects of creativity and innovation, telecommunications and economic development. A former Advisor to two Presidents and Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy he helped spearhead the restructuring of America's telecom industry and was Senior Vice President of CBS responsible for Worldwide Enterprises, which opened China to commercial television.
Earlier he served as Chair of California Governor's first Commission on Information Technology; Chair of the Governor's Committee on Education and Technology; and Chair of San Diego Mayor's "City of the Future" Commission. The author of over 100 articles, books, and book chapters he authored the seminal "Guidebook for Smart Communities", a "how to" for communities struggling to compete in the age of the Internet; and "The Creative Community: Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Community", a call to action to reinvent our communities for the Creative Age. He was Van Deerlin Professor of Communications and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University from 1990 to 2020.
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