New Government Agencies and Top Industry Firms Join the Bench of Innovators at Gov 2.0 Expo
Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Personnel Management, Veterans Affairs, National Institute of Standards and Technology, State of California, Cisco, IBM, Inc. Magazine, The Economist Among New Names
WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ --
- Gov 2.0 Expo announces the latest updates of speakers, panelists, sessions, and workshops to its extensive program with top government and industry innovators.
- New speakers and panelists include:
- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's senior advisor for telework Danette Campbell and U.S. Office of Personnel Management's deputy chief of staff Justin Johnson will join nextgov.com's executive editor Allan Holmes and Inc. magazine's senior writer Max Chafkin as speakers at the session "Teleworking: Out of Office but Not Offline."
- The panel "Encouraging Citizen Feedback and Employee Engagement: Two Case Studies" will feature the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' senior adviser to the secretary and chief technology officer Peter Levin, and the U.S. General Services Administration's public dialogue specialist Dan Munz.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology's senior computer scientist Peter Mell, Cisco's director of cloud and virtualization solutions Christopher Hoff, and InformationWeek's senior editor Nick Hoover will get together to talk about "Security in the Cloud."
- Brookings Institute's Darrell West is a new panelist joining the U.S. Army's deputy CIO/G-6 Michael Krieger, State of California's director of eServices for the Office of the CIO Carolyn Lawson, and InformationWeek's editor John Foley for the session "Finding Value in the Cloud."
- The panel "An Approach Toward Collective Intelligence" adds more participants, now including the San Jose Chief of Police Rob Davis, Microsoft's evangelist Jon Udell, CrimeReports.com's Greg Whisenant, G&H International Services, Inc.'s Robert Greenberg, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and STAR-TIDES' John Crowley.
- The panel "The Business of Being Open" will now include Microsoft's chief technology officer for the company's federal civilian business Susie Adams, IBM Federal's chief technology officer for the company's U.S. federal government unit David McQueeney, Adobe's director of government solutions Rob Pinkerton, Sunlight Labs' director Clay Johnson, and The Economist online's deputy editor Gideon Lichfield.
- New sessions, panels, and workshops include:
- The World Wide Web Consortium's Tim Berners-Lee speaks with Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK's National Archives's John L. Sheridan, FutureGov's Dominic Campbell, and Chris Thorpe of The Guardian's Open Platform in the new panel, "Four Perspectives on Data.gov.uk."
- The Defense Information Systems Agency's William (Bill) Balko, the Central Intelligence Agency's Don Burke, the U.S. Department of Defense's senior strategist for emerging media Jack Holt, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, IDA's research staff member David Bray, and TASC's strategic advisor Joe Boutte will join in the new session "Shifting from Need-To-Know to Need-To-Share."
- The new panel "Open City/Open 311" will bring together Boston City Hall's co-director of innovation Nigel Jacob, the Government of the District of Columbia's chief technology officer Bryan Sivak, SeeClickFix's founder and chief executive office Ben Berkowitz, and OpenPlans' program manager Philip Ashlock. The panel will be moderated by Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka.
- The Government of the District of Columbia's chief technology officer Bryan Sivak will speak at the new session "Creating the Agile Government."
- O'Reilly Media, Inc.'s Tim O'Reilly, Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka, Matthew Burton from Matthew Burton LLC and former intelligence analyst, and OpenPlans' program manager Philip Ashlock gather for a new session called "Gov Tech Clinic: Bring Us Your Problems."
- Acquia's Kieran Lal will speak at a new workshop titled "Introduction to Government Social Publishing with Drupal."
- The new session "Demonstrations of Innovative Tech for Civic Good" will discuss how open source and crowd sourcing technologies can help organizations during disaster response situations, and will include I-SITE's Ian Cross, Icosystem, Inc's Paolo Gaudiano, Ushahidi's Patrick Meier, and CrowdFlower's Lukas Biewald.
- National Public Radio's Andy Carvin will be moderating the new session "Collaborate, Build, Deploy, Repeat: The Next-Generation Emergency Response Platform," which will include Noel Dickover, a supporter to the U.S. Department of Defense chief information officer office on social software and emerging technology and co-founder of CrisisCommons. Other executives joining the session include Patrick Meier from Ushahidi, John Crowley from Star-Tides/Strong Angel, Heather Blanchard from CrisisCommons, and Walton Smith, principal at Booz Allen Hamilton.
- Under the theme "Participation, Collaboration, and Transformation," the event will provide government employees, contractors and members of the press access to practical tools, in-depth training, and industry contacts needed to transform the 21st century government.
- Co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, Gov 2.0 Expo will be held in May 25-27, 2010 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
- Gov 2.0 Expo homepage: http://www.gov2expo.com
- Gov 2.0 Expo full schedule: http://qorv.is/0fb
- NY State Senate CIO Talks Gov 2.0 Innovations: http://qorv.is/1gb
- What Gov 2.0 Means to Code for America: http://qorv.is/2gb
- Government IT Innovations by Booz Allen Hamilton: http://qorv.is/3gb
- What Does Gov 2.0 Mean to Deloitte: http://qorv.is/4gb
- Booz Allen Hamilton Talks Open Government: http://qorv.is/8gb
- Google Shares Cloud Computing and Open Government Insights: http://qorv.is/9gb
- Palantir Technologies Talks How Agencies Can Use Technology for Transparency: http://qorv.is/Agb
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