UBM TechWeb's GTEC Announces New General Manager

Bill Howell to Drive Content Rich Agenda for Event Examining Technology for a 21st Century Government

Mar 24, 2011, 12:00 ET from UBM TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today UBM TechWeb announces Bill Howell as General Manager of GTEC. GTEC will examine technology for a 21st century government and help public sector workers drive innovation by leveraging advances in cloud computing, cyber security, data center modernization, virtualization, open government, and collaboration. GTEC is the first-time USA event happening in Washington, DC, June 1-3, 2011 at the Washington Convention Center. For more information visit http://www.gtecevent.com.

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Bill Howell comes to GTEC with 22 years experience in the Federal government market. Howell served as Director of the Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) Program for the Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan good-government non-profit.  Previous to his work at the Partnership, Bill operated a consultancy firm that provided strategic guidance to small businesses seeking to enter the Federal government market.  Prior to that, he was Vice President of Events for a division of The Washington Post Company where Bill produced FOSE and co-produced the IRMCO Conference with the GSA's Office of Government wide Policy. Bill was previously Vice President of a systems integrator and responsible for key contracts with the US Postal Service, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Navy, the Department of Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.

"I'm thrilled to join the exceptional team at UBM TechWeb to build GTEC. The USA launch of this important and longstanding event will spotlight technological innovations changing the face of government in a crucial time for our country," said Bill Howell, GTEC General Manager. "At GTEC, government technology professionals will gain the training on technologies they need to deliver superior services and performance in today's constrained budgetary environment."

"GTEC will focus on the latest innovations driving efficiency, transparency and a next generation government," said Greg Kerwin, Executive Vice President and Group General Manager, UBM TechWeb. "UBM TechWeb's leading brands in both the public and enterprise sectors, paired with Bill's expertise, will create an unparalleled technology event for 21st century government."

GTEC will bring government leaders, managers, and practitioners together for exclusive access to an education platform about the innovative technologies needed in our civilian, defense, state and local government agencies. GTEC will deliver a one of a kind program examining the technological projects and infrastructure necessary to create a more efficient, innovative, and collaborative government. GTEC's USA launch in Washington, DC builds on the strong 18-year tradition of GTEC's Ottawa event and will offer a fresh focused approach on driving our nation's progress where technology and government intersect.

GTEC will be a three-day conference and expo for all levels of government, government contractors and the military. GTEC will include conversational-style keynotes, lining up an extraordinary list of speakers, from both inside and outside government; collaborative, expert-led training sessions and in-depth workshops for continued education; an awards ceremony honoring the best projects and brightest people in government; an expansive expo hall with the latest and most innovative technologies driving public sector initiatives; and exclusive networking opportunities connecting public and private sector peers in one place.

GTEC call for participation is now open. Click here for more details: http://www.gtecevent.com/dc/speaker-center/call-for-papers.php.

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About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.