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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.
Chris Johnson (U.S. Space & Rocket Center - GTAC)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 4 ratings)
Persuading people in different agencies to contribute their data to Virtual Alabama was a critical component of the program's success. How do you build consensus, which then turns into action? Hear about the behind-the-scenes negotiating that made this project successful. Read more.
Sandro Hawke (W3C), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives)
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
Are you a government IT professional who thinks the process required to integrate and query diverse data formats resembles a "Mission Impossible" movie? Then you should attend this workshop! W3C’s experts on linked open data and semantic web technologies show you how to navigate the process, and select the right technologies, to accomplish the mission of putting government data on the Web. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 202 B
Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Truly Open Data means going beyond putting a CSV file on the Internet. It means being responsible for what you put out in ways that government isn't used to doing - and it means developing new lines of communications with the public. This workshop will give examples of how to publish data, how to maintain it, and how to handle it when things go wrong. Read more.
Agile Government, Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Bill Eggers (Deloitte)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
William Eggers, who coined the term Government 2.0, will talk about how governments achieve great missions, like the proverbial "man on the moon." Read more.
Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Lt. General Jeffery Sorenson, Army CIO/G6, will discuss the first-ever Apps for the Army contest. The winning web and mobile applications will be created by Army personnel to address everyday needs, as well as experiment with the endless possibilities of open data and cloud computing using the Army's own cloud platform--RACE. Read more.
Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, will be announcing winners from the Sunlight Foundation's newest contest. Previous contests, Apps for America and Apps for America the Data.gov edition, have spurred a community of "hactivists" or civically-minded technologists to show off what they can do for their country. Read more.
Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Daniel O'Neil (EveryBlock)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
After you've decided to open your data, the work has just begun. We'll cover specific data types, formats, and case studies spanning the sixteen EveryBlock cities. Everything from policy to technology to the ever-vexing file format. Twenty 15-second case studies that might spark something for you. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Zubin Wadia (CiviGuard, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
What if a smartphone could save your life? When a crisis occurs, where you are is just as important as what happened. This session focuses on how CiviGuard empowers emergency management agencies to redefine the government-to-civilian relationship during a crisis. 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.
Emerging Topics, Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Timothy Kephart (Graffiti Tracker Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Graffiti Tracker founder and CEO Timothy Kephart will discuss the opportunity to identify patterns in existing data in order to help government solve problems. By tracking graffiti data and sharing the information with various government agencies, Kephart was able to highlight patterns and trends in graffiti in order to help law enforcement more effectively combat the problem. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Kate Bladow (Pro Bono Net)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The courts are one of the most intimidating government agencies. But they can be made more accessible by using technology to enable self-help. Pro Bono Net and the N.Y. State Courts present a case study of New York’s adoption of LawHelp Interactive, a national online system that helps those without lawyers complete crucial legal documents. Read more.
John Ohab (US Department of Defense, Public Web)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Armed with Science is the Defense Department's weekly science podcast highlighting the importance of science and technology to military operations and the public. The program features live interviews with scientists and uses social media to creatively engage citizens, promote public participation, and dissolve myths that may hinder those interested in science careers. Read more.
Michelle Chronister (U.S. General Services Administration)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Go.USA.gov is a URL shortener for government websites that creates short, trustworthy .gov URLs to use on Twitter and other online services with character restrictions. Learn about Go.USA.gov, how it was developed using open source software, the benefits of the data it gathers across government, and how it saves taxpayer dollars by allowing agencies to benefit from the USA.gov cloud. Read more.
Rita King (IBM Analytics Virtual Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Because the government has the capacity to spearhead new systems that benefit the most people in the most cost-effective manner, it must, to remain globally competitive. Gov 2.0 leadership during this transformation would create jobs, connections and focus for tackling planetary and local challenges. The failure to evolve quickly enough to participate meaningfully, however, would be disastrous. Read more.
Christopher Dufour (@Du4.llc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
People often think that it's impractical if not impossible to renovate the way our government works. Instead of administering and preserving the status quo, how can we change the tedium of Gov 1.0 to a new Gov 2.0 standard of AWESOME? Here's a case study on doing just that courtesy of the IED Task Force Tech Team, circa 2004-2006. Read more.
Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Elizabeth Losh (University of California, Irvine)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
In the era of "gotcha" journalism and conspiracy hunters on the Internet, unintended information exposures can derail and discourage government transparency efforts. A little bit of damage control can go a long way. Read more.
Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Jose Vazquez (Department of Homeland Security)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Details coming soon. 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.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Ballroom A
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
A quick talk about how open data transformed the sport and industry of baseball, and what that means for government. Read more.
Joshua Robin (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 10 ratings)
Josh's keynote will tell the story of MassDOT's award-winning Developers Initiative. The MassDOT Developers story provides a strong example of what is possible when public agencies change their approach and harness the power of open data. 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.
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Matthew Burton (The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org), Philip Ashlock (OpenPlans)
Govvies increasingly face technical problems without the right resource to help solve them. But sometimes all you need is a few geeks to give you some solid, practical advice and suggest some approaches. This non-traditional session format is not a lecture, but a venue for government folks to pitch their technical problems and ask advice from a cross-section of helpful technologists. Read more.
Agile Government, Cloud Computing
Location: Room 202 B
Randi Levin (City of Los Angeles), John Zeberlein (CSC), Deborah Hafford (Google Enterprise)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
How will the city of angels work in the cloud? In this session, CTO Levin will provide more insight into the decision to move to the cloud, including the ways that the change in IT infrastructure model could potentially benefit city government and citizens. A Q&A session with CTO Levin, John Zeberlien of CSC, and Deborah Hafford of Google will follow the presentation. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: Room 204 A
Rob Pinkerton (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Come hear how agencies within the US and abroad are applying the principals of Open Government to reach citizens, improve operations and accelerate the discrete missions of public service. Read more.
Agile Government
Location: Room 202 A
Clive Thompson (New York Times Magazine), Chris Rasmussen (U.S. Intelligence Community), Lewis Shepherd (Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments), Matthew Burton (The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In 2006, Clive Thompson wrote in a watershed New York Times Magazine article "Billions of dollars’ worth of ultrasecret data networks couldn’t help spies piece together the clues to the worst terrorist plot ever. At the Gov 2.0 Expo, Clive Thompson will discuss the progress made in the Intelligence Community since that 2006 with Matthew Burton, Chris Rasmussen, and Lewis Shepherd. 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.
Dustin Haisler (City of Manor), Paul Pluschkell (Spigit)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
The case study topic below will be presented by Dustin Haisler, Municipal Judge and CIO of the City of Manor, TX. He will discuss how technology and collaboration tools have been utilized by government entities to facilitate government/citizen interaction. 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.
Cloud Computing
Location: Room 207 A
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
This session will offer unique insight into best practices and lessons learned from Amazon.com's former "Master of Disaster," Jessie Robbins. Robbins will share his experience in ensuring availability for Amazon.com's cloud services, including advice for IT managers tasked with hosting, managing and scaling applications. Read more.
Location: Hall D - Expo Hall
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Join us for a party on the Expo Floor to check out the latest technologies from our sponsors and exhibitors. 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.
Agile Government, Emerging Topics
Location: Room 202 B
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Danese Cooper (Open Source Hardware Association)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
When Apple rolled out the iPhone platform, they showed off cool third party applications at the launch. If government agencies are going to get serious about treating open data as a platform, they need to learn the secrets of developer evangelism: how to attract, retain, and promote people who are going to take what you do, and multiply your efforts a hundredfold. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Room 202 A
Jeffrey Carr (GreyLogic, Inc.), Andy Bonillo (US Secret Service, Cyber Intelligence Section )
The more information you know about the actors planning and executing attacks against your networks, the better you can defend against them. This session will enable you to assume an active defensive posture instead of a passive one by surveying who wants what you have, how they go about getting it, and how to defend against it. Read more.
Agile Government
Location: Room 201
Bryan Sivak (Government of the District of Columbia)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Agile government involves making educated decisions to solve the problems that confront both government agencies and their constituents quickly. This session will show examples of agile government in action, discuss common problems and pitfalls, and illustrate how one city agency is embracing this new way of working. Read more.
John Crupi (JackBe), Steve Willett (Defense Intelligence Agency)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Mashups hold great promise for establishing 'situational awareness' for commanders and analysts. Some agencies within the US Government have been employing mashups for analysis and decision-support for years. Two mashup architects will share anecdotes and lessons learned from some of the largest, most secure mashup efforts in the US government. Read more.
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Hart Rossman (SAIC), Jeff Jonas (IBM Entity Analytics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The vetting of candidates, whether for security clearance or political office, involves forms, interviews, and background checks. This panel will look at how open online lifestyles and easy analytics will change the process of security clearance, from the initial vetting of candidates to the tracking of their behavior once cleared and the protection of their digital reputations. Read more.
Carl Malamud (Public.Resource.Org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Law.Gov is a national effort to make all primary legal materials in the United States freely available, so the raw materials of our democracy can be used by all. Carl will discuss how this effort grew out of the last Gov 2.0 Summit to become a movement involving top government officials, major law schools, the nation's law librarians, and a host of companies and researchers. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A
Jeff Jonas (IBM Entity Analytics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Every new piece of data an organization receives is something learned. With the overwhelming amount of data out there - particularly in an era of open government and open data - how can organizations bring diverse data sets together into context? And what happens when data so specific that opportunities are created for targeted fraud, or spear phishing? Read more.
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
The trend of GeoEnabling Government 2.0 is leading to a rich set of cloud computing tools, open API’s, and resource centers that offer the opportunity to create good government through geospatial knowledge. This expansion of geographic knowledge will result in strong place- based governance policies. Read more.
Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
Denice Ross (City of New Orleans)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
How many people have returned to New Orleans? What is the current population of neighborhoods? Businesses, city planners, and neighborhood advocates need these answers to determine where grocery stores should be reopened, where schools should be placed, and where volunteers should be deployed. Ross outlines five generalizable lessons from this work about building a web app that people can trust. 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.
Scott McIlnay (Department of the Navy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The U.S. Navy used Facebook in the Horn of Africa to communicate with NGO personnel, who are typically hesitant to work with the military. The Facebook site established trust with NGOs because it shared images and text explaining the Navy’s mission and accomplishments in the region and established a safe, third party platform for communicating. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A
Jay Parkinson (The Future Well)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist and founder of Hello Health, Jay Parkinson will talk about his 21st model for healthcare. This talk will be about healthcare innovations and leveraging cloud computing to ultimately generate better health services for citizens. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Ballroom A
Todd Park (Health and Human Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Details comings soon. Read more.
Agile Government, Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A
Mary Davie (General Services Administration)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Mary Davie, the key linchpin in the "Acquisition 2.0" movement that aims to reform government procurement will discuss her ongoing efforts at the General Services Administration and also the Better Buy Project partnership she forged with private sector groups. 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.
Location: Ballroom A
Sonal Shah (Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Sonal Shah will present her office's most recent efforts to promote non-profits, volunteerism, and innovation. 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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