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Schedule: Emerging Topics sessions

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Location: Room 202 A
Kieran Lal (Acquia), Jason Hoekstra (Department of Education), Kirsten Burgard (Department of Veterans Affairs), Dennis Sutch (US Department of Commerce), Tim Wood (Commerce.gov), Neil Sroka (Commerce.gov)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
In this introductory session, we will quickly review the results from the How Americans Interact online with Government. We will explain what social publishing is, and how it can allow the conversation American's are having with and about government to be integrated into government websites. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Room 201
Armando Rayo (Cultural Strategies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Latinos are now the largest minority in the United States. By 2050, 30% of the U.S. population will be of Latino descent, making them a significant economic force. Understanding Hispanic population trends, how diverse this community truly is and using effective engagement strategies will help you create advocates with this booming population. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Michael Bean (Forio Simulations)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Experience how collaborative games are becoming powerful analysis tools for local, state, and national policy makers in this hands-on workshop. You will see how policy makers experiment with energy, health, and transportation policies in a game environment and learn from each other by posting their best results, policies and assumptions on leaderboards. 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
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
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web Consortium)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, and evangelist for Linked Open Data using semantic web technology standards, will discuss the impact people inside and outside of government are making when empowered by a Web of Data. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Room 202 A
David Hale (National Institutes of Health)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Victory doesn't come when your agency's data is downloadable as an XML file. Learn how to transform agency data into a platform for innovation that improves the lives of citizens. Real world examples from Pillbox, an HHS patient-safety initiative, will illustrate how these strategies create success. Become an Open Government Ninja! Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
Vish Sankaran (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), David Riley (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), Brian Behlendorf (Mithril Capital Management LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The CONNECT open source software and the CONNECT community are paving the way for secure health information exchange among organizations throughout the country in line with Nationwide Health Information Network standards and governance. Learn how this open source project is leveraging innovation in the private and public sectors to benefit the healthcare community and patients. Read more.
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Location: Expo Hall
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Matthew Burton (The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org), Philip Ashlock (Data.gov, General Services Administration)
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.
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Location: Expo Hall
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Matthew Burton (The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org), Philip Ashlock (Data.gov, General Services Administration)
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.
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Location: Room 202 B
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.
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Location: Room 202 B
Jon Udell (Microsoft), Robert Greenberg (G&H International Services, Inc), Greg Whisenant (GroopVille, Inc.), John Crowley (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and STAR-TIDES), Robert Davis (San Jose Police Department)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Public safety organizations at every level of government are looking at new ways to engage each other and the public. This session will focus on the importance of timely and actionable information, the role of the public, reputation systems and the critical importance of crowd sourcing to enable public safety to better to achieve its objectives. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Thomas Erickson (Acquia), Andrew Hoppin (New York State Senate), Kirsten Burgard (Department of Veterans Affairs), Rob Klause (Siteworx, Inc.)
In this session, Thomas Erickson, CEO of Acquia, will discuss Drupal’s achievements within government over the past year. From there, Dries will introduce three “lightning talks” featuring representatives from government agencies who will share their stories of how Drupal changed the way their sites embraced community and collaboration to achieve transparency. Read more.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Room 207 A
Ian Cross (I-SITE), Paolo Gaudiano (Icosystem), Patrick Meier (Ushahidi), Lukas Biewald (CrowdFlower)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
How can technology platforms be used to improve communities? A mix of nonprofits, startup companies and established players will demonstrate their "tech for civic good" projects. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
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.
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Location: Room 207 B
Andy Carvin (NPR), Noel Dickover (Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), Commercial Technologies & Systems Directorate (contractor)), Patrick Meier (Ushahidi), John Crowley (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and STAR-TIDES), Heather Blanchard (Crisis Commons), Walton Smith (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
After a succession of catastrophic natural disasters, there has been a surge in interest, participation and technical innovation in the disaster response community. The Internet now exposes a global audience to the raw fury of disasters like the earthquake in Haiti. This session will examine what next-generation disaster response platform might look like. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Kevin Curry (Bridgeborn, Inc.), Eric Hackathorn (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Jeanne Holm (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA), Pam Broviak (City of Geneva, Illinois), Paulette Robinson (NDU/IRM College)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
We'll bring together experts from NOAA, NASA, NDU and others in public and private sectors for a panel hosted simultaneously at the Expo and in a virtual world. The panel will be Q&A about how virtual worlds are being used by by government in practice; to examine what works, what doesn't, and what's next. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Allan Holmes (nextgov.com), Max Chafkin (Inc. magazine), Danette Campbell (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office), Justin Johnson (US Office of Personnel Management) Moderated by: Allan Holmes
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Teleworking is a complex subject touching on myriad issues, including performance management, trust, equipment acquisition, and culture change, but also greenhouse gas reduction, cost-savings, and continuity of service. This session will explore teleworking best practices and policies, examine its role in government and industry, and address the issues blocking wide-scale implementation. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
David Bray (Science and Technology Policy Institute, IDA), William (Bill) Balko (Defense Information Systems Agency), Joe Boutte (TASC ), Don Burke (Central Intelligence Agency ), Jack Holt (Department of Defense), Alex Voultepsis (Office of the Director of National Intelligence)
Is "knowledge management" (KM) the killer app for Gov 2.0? organizational and cultural challenges might influence government workers to share knowledge vs. protect knowledge and refrain from sharing with other government colleagues? Empirical research will be presented on roadblocks and possible strategies to encourage more knowledge sharing in government, to include an interactive discussion. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Room 202 A
Peter Corbett (iStrategyLabs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The world has been buzzing with "Apps for" innovation contests of all kinds. Listen to Peter Corbett discuss the present and future possibilities of innovation contests, and how governments big and small should be looking beyond just contents to spur sustainability application development through community building efforts. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A
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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