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Schedule: Keynote Kickoff sessions

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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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A
Jose Vazquez (Department of Homeland Security)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Details coming soon. Read more.
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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.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

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