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Agile Government, Emerging Topics
Location: Room 207 B
Melissa Jordan (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Tony Coppoletta (Chicago Transit Authority), Joshua Robin (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
The biggest hurdle to Gov 2.0 isn’t technology – it’s culture and people. This panel is for frontline government workers trying to innovate in workplace cultures typically involving more layers of approval, longer development cycles and different obligations for public scrutiny than in the private sector. Three agencies’ case studies will explore why public transit has been a Gov 2.0 leader. Read more.
Adam Blum (Rhomobile)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Driven by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and the App Store, smartphone app usage is finally taking off in the enterprise and it is time for it to do the same in Government organizations. Many developers are still uncertain about how to create a great user experience for data-intensive business apps on smartphones but attendees will learn how to mobilize resources such as data.gov. Read more.
Thalia Nierenberg (Google), Eric Obenzinger (Google)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 4 ratings)
Americans rely on search engines to find the critical information that they need every day. Government agencies must take advantage of this crucial opportunity to target their audience effectively through search. Read more.
Judith Freeman (New Organizing Institute), Cammie Croft (Department of Energy)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
We will explore the ways government agencies can use new media tools to connect with citizens through online communities, providing better access and transparency to government services. By utilizing online tools to connect citizens with offline resources, government agencies can create lasting relationships with citizens, empowering Americans while providing information and transparency. Read more.
André Blas (WebCitizen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Vote on the web invites the Brazilian population to vote and discuss bills being analyzed by Congress, bringing the citizens closer to the congressional decisions that directly affect their lives, and creating a ground-breaking space for discussion, transparency and civic engagement. Read more.
Location: Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
A one hour reception immediately following our Keynote Kickoff – join us to officially kick-off of the Gov 2.0 Expo networking experience. Mix and mingle over drinks and nibbles while you also preview the Sunlight Labs Design for America submissions. This is open to all attendees and is a can’t-miss stop in the Gov 2.0 Expo line-up. Read more.
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly will deliver a vision of "government as a platform," on which people coalesce and create better services as communities, for communities. Read more.
Agile Government, Cloud Computing
Location: Ballroom A
Linda Cureton (NASA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
The CIO of NASA Linda Cureton will discuss cloud computing and social media and how these tools are empowering the space organization to become more efficient, save money, get citizens excited about their agency, and ultimately accomplish more missions. Read more.
Agile Government, Cloud Computing
Location: Ballroom A
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Dave Girouard (Google Enterprise), Randi Levin (City of Los Angeles)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
The City of Los Angeles is leading one of the most exciting and potentially disruptive SaaS deployments within government. In choosing Google’s enterprise solution, CTO Randi Levin is embracing the next-generation of IT services. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Ballroom A
Brad Smith (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Brad Smith, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft will discuss the new opportunities and responsibilities created by the advancement of cloud computing. Read more.
Danah Boyd (Microsoft Research)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
danah boyd will discuss the complexities of transparency in light of diverse populations' experiences with the Internet. Read more.
Social Networks and Collaboration
Location: Ballroom A
Kathy Sierra (Creating Passionate Users)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
Details coming soon. Read more.
Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Social media and the Internet as a platform have neutralized content gatekeepers, giving a voice to anyone with the motivation and desire to express themselves online. The democratization of content has great implications for entrepreneurs and businesses, but also for the government and the individuals that comprise it. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 201
Nicholas Gruen (Government 2.0 Taskforce (Australia)), Mark Elliott (Collabforge), Patrick McCormick (Department of Justice, Victoria), Kate Lundy (ACT, Australian Goverment)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
What can Australia teach the world about Gov2.0? Australia's unique politics, government, and culture affect the way Gov2.0 is implemented and the speed at which it is adopted. Our panelists, who represent federal and local levels of government and the private sector, will report on where Australia leads, where it lags, and how the Australian experience can inform global Gov2.0 practices. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 201
Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web Consortium), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives), Dominic Campbell (FutureGov), Chris Thorpe (Artfinder)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Just under a year ago, on June 10, 2009 the UK government announced its "Making Public Data Public" initiative and tapped Sir Tim Berners-Lee as an advisor for data.gov.uk. In this session you'll hear four fascinating perspectives on the development and impact of UK's Gov2.0 initiative. Read more.
David Tallan (Government of Ontario [Canada])
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Social media is all the rage for improving citizen engagement, but how can these technologies be used inside government? Through the experience of a small team in the Ontario government that built and manage an open, enterprise-wide social media platform attendees will learn about: getting by on a shoestring, overcoming organizational barriers, and demonstrating value to enable sustainable change. Read more.
Richard Boly (U.S. Department of State)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Embracing openness and collaboration behind the government firewall is first necessary to achieve transparency with the public. The State Department, the oldest federal agency and steeped in Cold War secrecy, might appear an unlikely early adopter of internal web 2.0 tools. Find out how the culture is changing from need-to-know to need-to-share. Read more.
Location: Convention Center
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Join us after the Expo Hall Booth Crawl for libations and mingling with other attendees at the Official Gov 2.0 Expo Conference Attendee Party. Sponsored by Novell and Microsoft. Read more.
Peter Levin (Department of Veterans Affairs), Dan Munz (U.S. General Services Administration)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Whether engaging citizens or helping solicit internal feedback, participation campaigns require the right tools and strategies. Hear directly from the GSA and Department of Veterans Affairs about two recent participation projects: the Open Government Directive for 24 cabinet-level agencies and the VA's Employee Innovation Challenge. Read more.
Robbie Schingler (Planet Labs), Stuart Gill (World Bank), Patrick Svenburg (Microsoft Corporation), Todd Khozein (SecondMuse)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Random Hacks of Kindness is an emerging global community of programmers and subject experts dedicated to creating practical and innovative software solutions for sustainable development challenges. Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, NASA and the World Bank have teamed up to create this community to use IT solutions, data, and distribution to create timely tools to save lives and promote human prosperity. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Room 201
Michael Reardon (Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor), Mary Martha Churchman (U.S. Department of Transportation), Bryna Helfer (National Academy of Public Administration), Danielle Germain (National Academy of Public Administration), Nadia Ibrahim (Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Federal agencies and other national leaders are devising new and innovative ways to leverage the interactive Web and the benefits of collaborative technology to make policy and solve government's complex problems. This panel discussion will explore some effective examples of federal information-sharing initiatives that foster an open culture and framework for collaboration. Read more.
Social Networks and Collaboration
Location: Ballroom A
Jeffery Guin (NCPTT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
While content is king online, some audiences need extra convincing that social media is worth their time. The National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training partnered to create independent online networks that help its audiences learn to use online media. These networks, supported by traditional media tactics, have helped NCPTT's audiences engage with its content. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Ballroom A
Virginia Hill (NIH Clinical Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Public affairs professionals know that teenagers and college students can be one of the hardest populations to reach, especially if the conversation you want to have is related to serious topics like health. The National Institutes of Health, part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services is changing that with innovative approaches to reaching students through web 2.0 tools and techniques. Read more.
Anil Dash (Activate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Anil Dash will discuss innovation and how people who own small technology companies can become part of this technological civic wave of participation. Read more.
Price Floyd (Department of Defense)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Details coming soon. Read more.
Alec Ross (State Department)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Alec Ross will speak about how traditional organizations can implement new ideas and interesting technologies to engage people around the globe in meaningful ways. Read more.
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