CEO and Founder
2040 Digital Founder and CEO Kevin Novak has spent nearly two decades helping organizations find their place in the digital world.
He’s a four-time winner of the prestigious Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
A seasoned association, business and government executive, he’s the former vice president of new business development and digital strategies for the American Institute of Architects. He built the association’s digital strategy, and led product and partnership development to maximize existing revenue streams and build new ones.
Previously, as chief digital officer and director education outreach at the Library of Congress, Novak built a centralized digital division to bring the Library’s many disparate websites into a cohesive experience and serve more than 22 million digitized items from its collections. He led several key Library initiatives, including the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress Experience, and built the Library’s partnerships with Google, Flickr, Microsoft, Stanford University, and One Laptop Per Child.
He serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Business Information Association (BIA-Connectiv), the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) and the Specialty Information Publishers Association (SIPA), and has chaired working groups for the W3C Electronic Government work group, the U.S. National Research Council/National Academies, and the MOBI Foundation.
Kevin holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA and a MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland where he is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Digital Society and Marketing courses.
Kevin's Recent Blog Posts
The Customer Value Proposition and Relationship of Trust
First-Party Data Transformation in the Age of Compliance With evolving privacy policies and technology changes facing organizations of all sizes,…
The Changing US Privacy Landscape in 2021
Consumer Privacy and Regulatory Compliance Organizational Transformation Considerations The friction between balancing personalization with privacy is a challenge for any…
Sustaining Relevance and Revenue: The AIA Story
2020 Update: A Correlation of Times and Events As the World grapples with the Coronavirus crisis and resulting uncertainty in…