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Government as a Platform

Experience Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase | Who Should Attend | Program Co-Chairs | Program Committee

The theme of Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase is Government as a Platform. When the static Web 1.0 evolved to a malleable read/write version, it was dubbed a Web 2.0 platform. As there, so here. When citizens interact with their government, powerful things can happen. It means doing more with less people. It means breaking down too-familiar "cylinders of excellence." It means exploiting global creativity and changing workplace models and traditional designs for carrying out missions. It means new technology. It means the power of unlocking stores of data that can better inform people about their communities, and governments about decision making. It means the power of small teams, and even the power of one.

It means change has come to America.

Web 2.0 is the industry which has shown that transparency, participation, collaboration add up to increased efficiency. Gov 2.0 harnesses this for the public good. The power of less is the power of creative destruction. It’s the power to change the world.

Experience Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase

Gov 2.0 Award

Gov 2.0 Showcase is a high energy preview of the full Gov 2.0 Expo event, happening in 2010.

  • A collective of speakers to each deliver 5 minute presentations, from one of five different categories
  • Each topic category will feature a panel-style discussion with each topic's set of speakers
  • Join honored guests and expert judges to help score the presentations and determine who receives a Gov 2.0 Award from each category
  • A special sixth 'Apps for Democracy' category will be judged by representatives from the Sunlight Foundation

Who Should Attend

  • Thought leaders in Internet and government technology
  • Policy-makers
  • Elected officials
  • Senior management in city, state, and federal agencies
  • Technology leadership in all levels of government
  • Private-sector business leaders in the Internet industry interested in helping government
  • Government contractors and consultants
  • Political activists
  • Public policy academics

Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Mark DrapeauDr. Mark Drapeau
Mark Drapeau is Co-Chair of the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase and the Gov 2.0 Expo in May 2010. He holds the title of Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University, a professional military educational school under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Some of his NDU research was recently published in a report titled Social Software and National Security: An Initial Net Assessment. He is a frequent guest speaker and blogger on topics related to Government 2.0, social media, and science & technology.

Mark is a contributing columnist for O'Reilly Radar and Federal Computer Week, where he writes about emerging media technologies and the government; in addition, he writes satire and opinion for True/Slant. Mark is also a co-founder of Government 2.0 Club, an international platform for sharing knowledge about the intersection between technology and governance. Mark has a B.S. in evolutionary biology, a Ph.D. in animal behavior, conducted NIH-funded postdoctoral training in neuroscience, studied social behavior as part of the International Honeybee Genome Project, was a 2006-08 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in National Defense and Global Security, and is an avid mindcaster on Twitter.

Laurel RumaLaurel Ruma
Laurel Ruma is an editor at O'Reilly Media. She joined the company in 2005 after working for five years at various IT analyst firms in the Boston area, including Forrester Research. Laurel went to Union College and is a photographer and homebrewer.

Program Committee

Asha AravindakshanAsha Aravindakshan
Asha Aravindakshan serves as the Chief of Staff for the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer and previously served as the Director of Strategy & Special Operations, managing the District's IT performance management program and launching the "Apps for Democracy" public applications contests. Before joining the District of Columbia Government in 2007, Asha worked as an Account Director at the Corporate Executive Board and as the Operations Manager at TiE DC. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance from The George Washington University.

John BordeauxJohn Bordeaux
Dr. Bordeaux is the Director of Knowledge Innovation for the Stupski Foundation, a private operating Foundation based in San Francisco and focused on improving college and life readiness for children of poverty and color. John leads the Foundation’s knowledge management and organizational learning efforts. As director of Knowledge Innovation, John develops systems and practices to manage knowledge, assess impact and foster learning within the foundation, among our network of partners, and for our client state and district leaders. Prior to this position John developed 26 years of experience working on issues of national security and knowledge management. His work has focused on Organizational Informatics, where he has explored the role of information and communication systems in organizations. Most recently, John was Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Principal at SRA International, an international consulting firm, where he served clients in national security and healthcare. His work there included support for clients such as the Missile Defense Agency, DoD Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary for Health and Human Services, the U.S. Navy, and the Veterans Administration. John most recently led the Knowledge Management working group for the Project on National Security Reform. John received his B.S. in Governmental Administration from Christopher Newport University, and earned an M.S. in Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Public Policy (Organizational Informatics) from George Mason University.

Peter CorbettPeter Corbett
Peter Corbett is the founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs—an interactive agency that develops creative solutions to clients’ challenges and brings them to life in the digital and physical world. Peter has won multiple industry awards, including 3 Addys in 2008, the Great Washington DC Board of Trade's "One To Watch" award for being "A rising entrepreneur who has a bright and sustainable future in Greater Washington", and has been named one of the most influential Washingtonians under 40 by WashingtonLife Magazine. Washingtonian Magazine included him in their Tech Titan list of the top 100 people shaping technology innovation in the greater capital area.

In Government 2.0 circles, Peter is widely known for co-creating Apps for Democracy with Vivek Kundra and DC’s Office of the CTO, as well his co-founding of Government 2.0 Club, Government 2.0 Camp, and Transparency Camp. His focus on creating—rather than just talking about—smarter, better, faster, and cheaper ways of doing things has inspired similar initiatives around the world like Apps for Democracy Finland, INCA 09 (aka Apps for Democracy Belgium), Apps for America and more.

Brian DrakeBrian Drake
Brian Drake is a Manager and social software evangelist with Deloitte Consulting. He advises government and commercial clients on a wide variety of collaboration solutions that span behavioral, technical, and organizational change dynamics. His client focus areas include strategy development, communications, change management, and Enterprise 2.0 solutions. He presently serves a U.S. Federal Government client on the Collaboration Consulting Team. He is one of the founders of D-Wiki; Deloitte’s global enterprise wiki.

Amanda EamichAmanda Eamich
As the acting Director of New Media for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Amanda Eamich is working to integrate traditional and social media strategies for the department and across agency missions. For the past five years, she has served as the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s press officer and most recently, as the Director of Strategic Communications. She continuously seeks opportunities to enhance overall communication efforts by engaging with diverse communities—allowing the technical and public affairs teams together to work with program experts.

Amanda is also a member of the Social Media Subcouncil, which draws together social media best practices and other resources or the benefit of government agencies at every level.

Hillary HartleyHillary Hartley
Hillary Hartley is the Director of Integrated Marketing for NIC Inc. — the largest provider of outsourced eGovernment portals and services, currently serving 23 states and hundreds of local governments in the United States. Hillary works with teams to integrate both traditional marketing and design best practices, along with Web 2.0 technology and social media strategies. She also created and oversees NIC's successful partner portal, an exclusive resource for eGovernment leaders across the country.

In 2004, Hillary led the team that created — the first nationwide polling place lookup site launched during the November general election.

A frequent speaker at government technology events, Hillary also blogs the Gov 2.0 beat for Stowe Boyd's /Ground project and Pistachio Consulting's Touchbase blog. Co-owner of Citizen Space and co-founder of EqualityCamp, she spends much of her free time on community-based movements such as BarCamp and Coworking and has enjoyed participating in eDemocracyCamp, TransparencyCamp and Gov2.0Camp.

Noel HidalgoNoel Hidalgo
In the land of the Internets, he is known as "noneck." For the last six years, he has focused on exploring community organizing, innovative technologies and the creative space between the two. For the past ten years, he has worked to understand the complex digital tools that enable our modern society and the communities that embrace them. Most notably, he's journeyed around the world to six contents documenting the communities that live off of the Internet, he lifecasted the process of becoming a New York City Yellow Cab driver, helped expose the China's broken Olympic promises, helped crystalize political remix culture at, helped create an election monitoring system built on Twitter, helped foster the NYC technology community by running Williamsburg Coworking and helped empower the New York State Senate and it's constituents understand the power of an open, transparent and efficient legislature. Currently, he's the Director of Technology Innovation at the New York State Senate's Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Clay JohnsonClay Johnson
Clay is Director of Sunlight Labs. Prior joining Sunlight, Clay was one of the four founders of Blue State Digital, the progressive left's premier technology and online strategy firm. This firm, which was born out of the Howard Dean campaign, was also responsible for Barack Obama's Web presence. At Blue State Digital, Clay was responsible for developing the organization's brand and building its initial client roster. He also had a hand at building some of the company's early technical tools. Before joining Blue State, Johnson was the lead programmer for Dean for America in 2004, overseeing the development of grassroots tools like GetLocal, DeanLink and Project Commons. Prior to entering politics, Johnson was a technologist at Ask Jeeves (now where he helped to develop the company's Web syndication product. He also started the first Internet Knowledge Exchange,, and worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a Venture Capital firm, but still claims that he learned the most from his first job—as a waiter at Waffle House in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jeffrey LevyJeffrey Levy
Jeffrey Levy is EPA's Director of Web Communications, leading the team that oversees and guides Web content. He has helped set EPA Web standards and trained the Web community on everything from home page design to how to write a blog post. His team's latest efforts focus on learning how to use different social media tools, including projects like Pick 5 for the Environment.

Jeffrey represents EPA on the Federal Web Managers Council. On behalf of the Council, he co-chairs the Social Media Subcouncil, which helps agencies at all levels use social media well. Jeffrey discusses social media and the government on Twitter and in his blog.

Steve LuncefordSteve Lunceford
Steve Lunceford is Director of Public Sector Communications for Deloitte, a leading provider of consulting services to U.S. Federal and state/local governments. Mr. Lunceford has 20 years experience in media relations and corporate communications, working with key international, U.S., local and trade media on behalf of firms such as Sprint, Choice Hotels International, BearingPoint, RadioShack and the NFL. He has broad-based expertise in corporate positioning and raising awareness for brands and business/consumer products and services; from enterprise IT and wireless, to federal contracts, broadband and hospitality/travel. Mr. Lunceford is an expert in crisis communications planning and execution, and is an evangelist for the use of new media technologies to help achieve traditional communications objectives. He is the founder of, a listing of government using Twitter, and a co-host of, a weekly podcast about the use of social media in government.

Dan MintzDan Mintz
Daniel Mintz currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Civil and Health Services Group at CSC. In this role, he serves as a strategic thought leader to ensure that the right combination of technology and services are brought to bear in support of CSC’s key government customers. He is responsible for providing overall technology leadership for the Group, identifying key current and future customer requirements, and interfacing with CSC’s industry leading technologists and scientists.

Previously, Mr. Mintz served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). As CIO, Mintz served as the principal advisor to the Secretary on matters involving information resources and information services management. Mintz came to DOT from Sun Microsystems, where he most recently served as the Director for Government Compliance Programs and was responsible for leading a corporate-wide group responsible for security, legal, and regulatory compliance for Sun’s US Government business.

Mr. Mintz’s 30+ year professional career has included senior positions leading product marketing efforts, managing the implementation of software development, and performing technical consulting.

Craig NewmarkCraig Newmark
Craig is a senior Web-oriented software engineer, with around twenty-five years of experience (including 18 years at IBM), and has become a leader in online community by virtue of running for over 9 years. He's compiled extensive experience evangelizing, leading and building, including work at Bank of America and Charles Schwab.

In 1995, he started craigslist which serves as a non-commercial community bulletin board with classifieds and discussion forums. Using a common sense, down-to-earth approach, craigslist strives to make the 'net more personal and authentic, while advocating social responsibility through the promotion of small, non-profit organizations.

Craig's community activities include being on the advisory boards of Climate Theatre and Haight-Ashbury Food Program as well as supporting local writers through Grotto Nights. Craig has been featured in the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Business Week, Time Magazine, and Esquire Magazine.

Steve RadickSteve Radick
Steve Radick is an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm that works with clients to deliver results that endure. Mr. Radick is one of Booz Allen’s social media leads, working with clients to leverage a variety of social media strategies and tactics to increase collaboration, improve knowledge management, and foster virtual communities.

Mr. Radick's background in change management, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement strategy and implementation has enabled him to lead the development of Booz Allen’s lifecycle approach to social media, focusing not only on the technology and infrastructure aspects, but perhaps more importantly, on the people and processes that must also be considered. Mr. Radick has worked with clients across the public sector to integrate social media like blogs, wikis, and social networking into their existing communication strategies and tactics. He blogs about his approach to social media and his experiences working with the government at

Mr. Radick is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, where he grew up a die-hard Steelers and Penguins fan. After graduating from Bethany College in West Virginia, he joined Booz Allen Hamilton where he is now leading the change management workstream of the firm’s own implementation of an enterprise-wide suite of social media applications, as well as Booz Allen’s social media service offering.

Alexandra RampyAlexandra Rampy
Alexandra Rampy is a social marketing believer, blogger, practitioner, researcher and enthusiast with over five years of experience in the convergence of traditional and online media. Ms. Rampy is a Senior Associate at IQ Solutions, a health communications and health IT firm that works primarily with public health agencies, non-profits and foundations. In this position, Ms. Rampy plays a critical role in leading the development and implementation of social media strategy across a range of platforms such as designing a social network community for late-adopters to encourage healthy behavior change and developing blog strategy to complement mission-pertinent strategic communications. Other projects have included creating interactive media for educational objectives and developing products and tools that fuse the convergence of both offline and online efforts.

Ms. Rampy not only leads strategy from within IQ Solutions, but is also recognized as a valuable industry asset through her professional blog SocialButterfly, where she pulls from her experiences and observations to write about the fusion of social marketing and social media marketing. Some may dub her an activist, change agent or advocate, but Ms. Rampy's motivation goes back to her family, purpose and a firm belief in hard work. Ms. Rampy hails from the Midwest, where she graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism with an M.A. in Journalism and Strategic Communications. In 2008, Ms. Rampy presented her graduate research at the 1st World Social Marketing Conference in Brighton, England on the application of social marketing and behavior change within the digital landscape.

Steve ResslerSteve Ressler
Steve Ressler is an accomplished innovator, presenter, and author on matters related to Gov 2.0 and recruiting/retaining young government employees. Mr. Ressler is the founder of, a "Facebook for Government" which connects and foster collaboration among over 11,000 members of the government community including federal, state, local, and international government innovators. Steve is also the co-founder of Young Government Leaders, a professional organization of over 2,000 government employees across the U.S. Mr. Ressler received the 2007 and 2009 Federal 100 Award for his service in the government IT community. He is a 2004 master's graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a past recipient of the DHS Graduate Fellowship.

Lewis ShepherdLewis Shepherd
Lewis Shepherd is the Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, having joined Microsoft in 2007. He has degrees from Stanford University (where he was a Rockefeller Graduate Fellow), the University of Virginia, and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He has also been a guest-lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for MBA courses on government/business relations. Lewis spent two decades working in and around Silicon Valley, but after the 9/11 attacks he focused on technologies to support the Intelligence Community and in 2003 accepted an offer to become Senior Technology Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he spent four years participating in a remarkable period of innovation and reform for the intelligence community. Some of his team's work focused on secure information sharing, better analysis, and introducing Web 2.0 capabilities to secure networks. Lewis also writes the popular Shepherds Pi blog.

Michelle SpringerMichelle Springer
As a Project Manager of Digital Initiatives within the Library of Congress' Office of Strategic Initiatives, Michelle Springer works on Library web policies and strategy. She's been a lead in managing Library pilot projects related to placing Library content on popular social networking sites and developing the new institutional policies needed to manage these pilots. She is the project manager of the Library's Flickr pilot project, part of the team working on the Library's YouTube channel and coordinates the policies related to the Library's blog, twitter feed, and other social networking pilots in development. Michelle represents the Library on the Federal Web Managers Council and is a member of the Social Media Subcouncil.

Ariel WaldmanAriel Waldman
Ariel Waldman is a digital anthropologist and the founder of, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. Waldman is also a columnist at Engadget, where she reviews sci-fi movie gadgets. In 2008, she was named one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Silicon Valley. Previously, she was a CoLab program coordinator at NASA, the community manager for Pownce, and a Digital Insights Analyst at VML.

Heather WestHeather West
Heather West is a policy analyst at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Her work focuses on a range of issues, including government transparency, e-government, and consumer privacy.

Ms. West also works with the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), a group of anti-spyware software companies, academics, and public interest groups dedicated to defeating spyware and protecting consumer privacy.

Prior to coming to CDT, Ms. West worked in the MIT Humans and Automation Lab and research in the telecom industry. Ms. West received a B.A. in computer science from Wellesley College.

Anthony WilliamsAnthony Williams
Anthony D. Williams is writer, internationally acclaimed speaker and co-author with Don Tapscott of WIKINOMICS: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Anthony’s articles on business, technology and society appear in many publications, including BusinessWeek, The Globe and Mail, and the Times of India. He acts as a strategic advisor to several Fortune 500 firms and international institutions in Brussels, London, New York and Washington D.C. Most recently, Anthony founded and led the world’s definitive investigation into the impact of Web 2.0 and wikinomics on the future of government and democracy—a two year study funded by nGenera Insight and an international network of twenty government agencies. Anthony holds a Masters of Research in Political Science from the London School of Economics, where he graduated with Distinction. He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he is currently at work writing a follow-up to Wikinomics, to be published in early 2010.

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