Meet Our Board of Directors
Mr. Wu has been the president and CEO of Digicon since founding the company in 1985. He has propelled the growth of Digicon from an application service and help desk provider to a company that provides cloud services, scientific and bioinformatics support, infrastructure planning services, and more to Federal Government, state and local, healthcare, and commercial enterprise clients across the nation. Mr. Wu has also overseen the creation of subsidiary companies including Volocom and Centrivity.
Before founding Digicon, Mr. Wu provided senior-level systems analysis and support for large IT companies, including Univac, CSC, and IBM. He has used his hands-on technical experience to provide both top-down and bottom-up insight into how to best meet client needs and make Digicon a premier IT services provider.
Mr. Wu received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Tam Kiang College of Taiwan and a Master of Science in Computer Science from State University of New York.
Steven I. Cooper served as chief information officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) from June 16, 2014 to January 20, 2017. As CIO, Cooper served as the principal adviser to the CIOs of DOC’s 12 agencies and the deputy secretary. He also led development and implementation of the department’s enterprise-wide information technology (IT) strategy and operations, oversaw the building and operation of a robust enterprise IT security risk program, and served as an adviser on mission and business IT systems and services.
Prior to joining DOC, Cooper served as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acting assistant administrator for information services and CIO. Previously, Cooper was the deputy CIO, as well as IT director and CIO of FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, where he oversaw a team of 400 professionals working to ensure the operational excellence of mission support and business systems and the underlying technology infrastructure. In February 2003, Cooper was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where, among other accomplishments, he developed the department’s first IT strategic plan.
Prior to joining DHS, Cooper was appointed special assistant to the president for homeland security and served as senior director for information integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. In this role, he launched the development of the national enterprise architecture for homeland security to address information integration within the Federal Government and the sharing of information with state, local, and relevant private-sector entities.
Cooper also has more than 20 years of private-sector experience, including working as senior vice president and CIO of the American Red Cross, where, most notably, he helped start the first-ever national call center to provide emergency financial assistance during Hurricane Katrina. Cooper was also a founding partner of Strativest, a firm focused on identifying emerging technologies applicable to homeland security, emergency response, and preparedness; served as president of Fortified Holdings; and worked as CIO for Corporate Staffs at Corning, Inc. Previously, he also served in senior management roles with Eli Lilly, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation, MAXIMA, Inc., and CACI, Inc.
In 2007, Cooper was named one of the Top 100 CIOs in America by CIO Insight. He was also named Government Civilian Executive of the Year by Government Computer News in 2003; was named a Titan of Technology by the Northern Virginia Technology Council; was a recipient of the Fed 100 Award recognizing the 100 most influential people in Federal Government technology; and was named by The Washington Post as one of the “five to watch” while serving in the White House. Cooper has served as a board member and officer of several nonprofits and humanitarian organizations working to more effectively help people and emergency responders prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
Cooper received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and was honorably discharged as a Naval Air Reserve petty officer following service during the Vietnam War.
Mrs. Wu is the current treasurer for Digicon and has held the position since joining the company in 2001. She works with others in the company to ensure its smooth operation in finance and accounting and also interfaces with commercial clients and Digicon bank. Before joining Digicon, Mrs. Wu was the assistant curator for the Goldie/Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, where she oversaw exhibition programs, gallery operations, and budgets.
Mrs. Wu received a Bachelor of Arts in Western Language from Providence University of Taiwan. She also received two Master of Arts degrees, one in Art History and the other in American and English Literature, from Hofstra University.