Michelle Viotti (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Michelle Viotti discusses how NASA/JPL is using the cloud to drive large-scale engagement with citizenry in the area of Citizen Science with the recently launched ‘Be A Martian’ website and Pathfinder Innovation Challenge.
Peter Koht (City of Santa Cruz)
Peter Koht of the City of Santa Cruz will discuss how the City is using social media to engage residents in resolving the City’s budget crisis. He will provide best practices for other cities looking to use the technology and insights to Web 2.0 vendors on the issues that local governments are dealing with and the technology they need to address these issues.
Michelle Viotti (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Michelle Viotti discusses the recently launched ‘Be A Martian’ website, specifically how NASA/JPL is using the cloud and Microsoft Town Hall to engage with citizens on their questions and ideas.
Rita King (IBM Analytics Virtual Center)
Cultural diplomacy is no longer exclusively the domain of the physical world. This project explores how foreign policy can augment engagement with Islamic communities worldwide by utilizing complex, nuanced opportunities provided by 3d Immersive spaces.
Melissa Jordan (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Bay Area Rapid Transit is using the web in innovative ways to promote openness, transparency and interactivity with public transit riders. From opening up live data to developers, to connecting in real time with customers on Twitter, Facebook and an open-comment blog, BART is changing the model of a government agency from faceless bureaucracy to approachable, tech-savvy dot-gov.
Jeff Nigbur (Utah Department of Public Safety)
The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Media Portal communicates current news, real time information, and safety alerts to media outlets statewide. The portal improves communication and collaboration with media outlets to enhance DPS’s ability to protect the public.