Rob Howard, Founder and CTO of Telligent, will discuss how U.S. and International government organizations are utilizing community and collaboration technologies to more efficiently and securely augment the free flow of information to government personnel and other approved parties across the globe. Howard will also show how the Department of Defense’s All Partner Access Network (APAN) has harnessed these technologies to enhance defense interaction, relief efforts, confidence-building, and security cooperation. Specifically, he will illustrate how APAN was able to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery coordination efforts after the earthquake in Haiti. Finally, Howard will give a brief look into how governments of all sizes are utilizing collaboration technologies to further their efforts across numerous fields.
Rob Howard is the vision behind Telligent’s product development and innovation and is known throughout the industry as an authority in community and collaboration software. As Telligent’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Howard oversees product development and the company’s technology roadmap. A true pioneer, Howard contributed to the development and adoption of Microsoft’s Web platform technologies, where he helped create and grow the innovative ASP.NET community. In 2004, he continued his vision for customer engagement when he founded Telligent, which was first-to-market with integrated online community software. Howard also understood early on the value of community analytics, and Telligent was first-to-market with an application to address this need.
Howard has worked with customers including Dell, MySpace.com and Microsoft, and he is able to help organizations of any size apply the value of collaborative work to their business. An expert at developing enterprise collaboration software, he has authored several books on the topic of software development and speaks at conferences worldwide on the topics of social computing and software development. Howard is a member of the Lonestar chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and he earned his bachelor’s of business administration from Baylor University.
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