William D. Eggers

An author, columnist, consultant, and popular speaker for more than two decades, William Eggers is a leading authority on government reform. He is responsible for research and thought leadership for Deloitte’s public sector industry practice. His new book, Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that are Transforming Government, will be published in June 2016.

His eight other books include The Solution Revolution: How Government, Business, and Social Enterprises are Teaming up to Solve Society’s Biggest Problems (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013).The book, which The Wall Street Journal calls “pulsating with new ideas about civic and business and philanthropic engagement,” was named to 10 “best books of the year” lists.

Eggers also authored the Washington Post best seller If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government (Harvard Business Press, 2009); Governing by Network (Brookings, 2004); and The Public Innovator’s Playbook (Deloitte Research, 2009). He coined the term Government 2.0 in a book by the same name. His books have won numerous awards, including the 2014 Axiom award for best book on business theory, the Louis Brownlow award for best book on public management, the Sir Antony Fisher award for best book promoting an understanding of the free economy, and the Roe Award for leadership and innovation in public policy research.

A former manager of the Texas Performance Review, Eggers has advised governments around the world. His commentary has appeared in dozens of major media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Morgann. He can be reached at or on twitter @wdeggers.

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