New York Undergraduate
Honorary Degree Citation
Doctor of Science
Naomi Seligman, you are recognized among your peers for your tenacity, business acumen, and boundless energy. These qualities, combined with your career as a researcher and thought leader in information technology, have led you to become a true luminary in this continuously evolving and revolutionary field. You have influenced the development of computer information strategy worldwide, evolved business practices, and served as an example for women in leadership roles.
You received a BA with high honors from Vassar College and a graduate degree from the London School of Economics. You parlayed that education into a career as an innovator and power broker in information technology. Through your work as co-founder and co-director of the private think tank CIO Strategy Exchange, you help promote excellence, innovation, and collaboration. You have provided advice and guidance as a board member to groundbreaking technology companies including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Akami Technologies, and co-founded the international think tank, Research Board, Inc., which is one of the most forward-thinking analyst organizations on information technology trends.
You are a long-time advocate and role model for women’s leadership not only in business but also in the community. You have served on a variety of non-profit boards and are currently a Trustee of the Boston Science Museum and a Board Member of New Leaders for New Schools, an organization that is transforming public education.
You, Naomi Seligman, are truly an agent of change—making a significant mark not only in the field of technology, but also in education, women’s leadership, and cultural institutions. Your commitment to excellence shows in all of your work. You are an inspiration to Pace graduates in every field of professional endeavor.