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Gov 2.0 Summit 2009 Speaker Presentation Files

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On this panel, Steven will engage in a freewheeling conversation with a panel of journalists and media technologists.
.Gov can play too! More and more attention is being paid to government websites—everyone is getting in on the game and it is beginning to show. Allan Holmes, Executive Editor of Government Executive magazine, shares his insights on what works and why.
What is the state of and other government transparency initiatives? Open data is one of the foundations of the digital commonwealth. It fosters re-use and innovation, and also helps citizens hold government accountable. But it also raises privacy and security issues. Ellen and Vivek will tackle these issues and more in a conversation on the key issues of the Summit.
Bev Godwin will discuss the collaboration on best web and new media practices across government agencies.
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What can we learn from the most successful platforms and apps creators in Silicon Valley? Joining us are the leaders from the gold standards of platform and app development to tell us how they do it. Our moderator for this exciting session is the dean of technology journalists, the New York Times’ John Markoff.
More information coming soon.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recently made data driven improvements in education processes and delivery a priority. Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Brad Jupp, will tell us what the Department is doing in this regard and how it sees the use of data to make major gains.
Sounding a Web 2.0 theme 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin spoke of the power of doing good by collective action for public benefit. In this far-reaching conversation, Tim will explore with new Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra his ideas for harnessing technology to build a digital commonwealth and a digital nation, a new model for cooperation between citizens and their government.
Maps and GIS are changing. They're becoming richer, smarter, and more pervasive. There are new styles, patterns, and techniques. As a result, geographic knowledge will become pervasive in society. This “GeoWeb” offers many opportunities for government to be creative with this new media environment: creative cartography and spreading geographic knowledge everywhere.
How might we use data as a platform to improve health care and reduce costs? In this session we examine some of the possibilities that access to data might have for Health2.0.
Palantir will discuss how they are applying the technology they developed for the intelligence community and the lessons learned battling cyber-fraud at PayPal to empower human analysts and create transparency.
The world is changing and defense information technology is changing too; from its industrial age roots it is seeking to better harness innovation at the edge. In this session we will explore how the Army is working to encourage emergent innovation and how technology and approaches outside of the DoD might illuminate the way forward. The session will close with some examples from the field.
Startups aren't just for the garage anymore. A new kind of entrepreneur is emerging from startup hubs worldwide. They are mastering not just new technologies but the discipline to create value for real people. The lean startup is a look at this new trend and ways it can be applied by organizations large and small.
Being able to measure outputs to gauge success becomes more important and more possible in a data-driven world. Real time economics is one of several important new ideas that will be essential to implement to achieve the goals of the new administration, in using technology to reinvent government. Tim O’Reilly checks in with Hal on how he sees these possibilities.
Beth Noveck, United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Director of the White House Open Government Initiative, is leading the Administration's work on transparency, participation, and collaboration. She spearheads policy, projects, and platforms that foster open government across the Executive branch.
Tim O'Reilly and Dick O'Neill welcome you to Gov 2.0 Summit.
Perhaps the largest and most usable data applications to emerge from the Web/Gov2.0 in the near term are geospatial apps. There is amazing work going on here as we will see in the group of rapid fires we have assembled for you.
Here we get a glimpse of what this Summit will demonstrate, that is, how users can create applications with government data in new ways for citizen use, how government agencies and non-profits can engage both outside and inside their agencies to improve performance and extend reach in achieving goals at a scale previously unattainable.
Just as social networking has transformed the way people use the Web, in how they share information about themselves, events and even their opinions, it has altered the expectations of government and created a new level of democracy that enables fast and easy participation and collaboration.
Internationally regarded author and pundit Clay Shirky tells us what real problems we can solve with social media.
Tom Steinberg demonstrates the beginnings of the “art of the possible” with successes in the UK. Tom has shown the UK government what a joined-up web presence is through his work for the MySociety charity. “The common theme is cheap and cheerful open web technology tipping the relationship between people and government, in favor of the people”.
All good platforms have "killer apps" that drive their adoption, so if government becomes a platform, what is the killer app that will make Gov 2.0 matter to every citizen, not just the technical elite? Is it electronic medical records? Is it broadband for education? Is it the smart grid? What are the policy issues that we'll need to address in order to make this technology reach every American?
Mitch Kapor raises a series of provocative questions about the "government as platform" meme. As we raise this metaphor to think about the roles of app creators and government data providers and how we might see a change in governance in the process, Mitch will ask us to carefully consider a number of questions that are fundamental to realizing this model.
In this short talk, Google's Public Sector and Open Source Programs Manager, Chris DiBona, will talk about how transparency is a social problem first and a technology problem second. He will draw on his experience with open source projects to show how, with a bit of tenacity, we can all make government more transparent and participatory.
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov
  • Anita Borg Institute
  • Express
  • The Highlands Group
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Washington Post
  • Who Runs Gov
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  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Microsoft
  • ESRI
  • Google
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Palantir Technologies
  • EffectiveUI
  • ForeSee Results
  • SharedBook
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Aquilent
  • JackBe
  • Sapient
  • Survey Analytics
  • Synteractive
  • Touchstone
  • Case Foundation
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov

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