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Gov 2.0 Summit Speakers

The initial lineup of influential policy-makers, thought leaders, academic, pundits, and technology leadership confirmed for this year's Gov 2.0 Summit is below. Please check back regularly to see the latest additions to the Gov 2.0 Summit program.

Susie Adams
Susie Adams Federal Civilian Chief Technology Officer: Microsoft Corporation

Susie Adams is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Federal’s Civilian business. She has over 25 years experience in IT and Computer Science and has held numerous leadership positions at Microsoft as well as several Washington area IT consulting organizations. In her present role she is responsible for managing all technical planning and IT decisions for a $600 million dollar business. Susie is noted for her leadership in standing up Microsoft’s Technology Center for the Washington DC region and is an accomplished author on the topics of IT Integration and Web development. Her most recent a book is on the development of standards based Office Business Applications. Susie is a graduate George Mason University.

Carlos Castillo
Carlos Castillo Co-Founder: Warfighter Technologies

Carlos is a member of the California Army National Guard and Co-Founder of Warfighter Technologies. During his last deployment, Carlos led the product design of the Combat Operations Interactive Network (COIN), MEDEVAC Status (MedStat), and Routes web applications where he defined the standard of services for the tactical operations center. In addition, he served as the Battalion Battle Desk NCO where he oversaw and coordinated thousands of successful combat missions in Iraq.

Carlos has co-authored and been technical reviewer for several A Press publications covering different aspects of information technology. His hobbies include computer hardware hacking, biking, and application development. He has been awarded multiple Army Achievement and Army Commendation medals for applying innovations with current software and hardware technologies to rear,... Read More.

Vinton Cerf
Vinton Cerf Co-Inventor of TCP/IP: Google

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Cerf served as a senior vice president of MCI from 1994-2005, as VP of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives from 1986-1994, as VP MCI from 1982-1986, and as Principal Scientist, US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Information Processing Techniques Office from 1976-1982. Cerf was a member of the Stanford Faculty from 1972-1976.

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He received the U.S. National Medal of Technology in 1997 and the 2004 ACM Alan M. Turing award. In November 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and in April... Read More.

Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra Senior Advisor: The Advisory Board Company
Aneesh Chopra is the former U.S. Chief Technology Officer. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an “open innovation” strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration – opening data to transform health, energy and education markets, convening tech leaders to develop consensus standards, and sponsoring prizes, challenges and competitions to tap into entrepreneurial problem solvers.

Chopra previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology and has returned as a Senior Advisor with The Advisory Board Company, a global research, consulting, and technology firm helping hospital executives to better serve patients, where he previously served as Managing Director. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in... Read More.

John Clippinger
John Clippinger Research Scientist: MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group

John Henry Clippinger is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group, where he conducts research on trust frameworks for protecting and sharing personal information. With Professor Alex Pentland of MIT, he is cofounder and executive director of the newly formed ID3 (Institute for Institutional Innovation & Data Driven Design), which is developing an open governance platform to support an ecosystem for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. Previously, John was founder and codirector of the Law Lab at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a senior fellow at the Berkman Center, where he cofounded and supported the development of an open source, interoperable identity framework, Project Higgins, which gives users control over their personal information.

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Alan Cohn Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy (Strategic Plans): U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Alan Cohn is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy (Strategic Plans) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He formerly was Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Policy in the DHS Office of Policy Development, and Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and a Vice Chair of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Committee of the American Bar Association Section on State and Local Government Law. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University. Mr. Cohn received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Georgetown University.

Casey Coleman
Casey Coleman Chief Information Officer: U.S. General Services Administration

Casey Coleman is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration. As CIO she is responsible for managing the agency’s $550 million IT budget and ensuring alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives, information security and enterprise architecture. During her tenure, Ms. Coleman implemented an agency-wide infrastructure consolidation and standardization program that resulted in significant cost savings and improvements to security and performance. She is active in the Federal IT community and encourages the use of social media to improve service and operations of the Federal government. In addition, Ms. Coleman writes a blog titled Around the Corner at

Ms. Coleman has served in several other leadership roles at GSA. Prior to coming to GSA she served in... Read More.

Michael Coppola Winner: United States Cyber Challenge, SANS Netwars

Winner, United States Cyber Challenge, SANS Netwars

Peter Corbett
Peter Corbett CEO: iStrategyLabs

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 2 Addys in 2010, 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”, has been named one of the most influential Washingtonians under 40 by WashingtonLife Magazine and is a “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicator in Government IT” according to GovFresh.

Washingtonian Magazine included him in their Tech Titan list of the top 100 people shaping technology innovation in the greater capital area and Government Technology magazine... Read More.

John Culberson
John Culberson U.S. Congressman: 7th District of Texas

As a fiscally conservative “Jeffersonian Republican,” Congressman John Culberson is committed to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of limited government, individual liberty, and states’ rights. Simply put, John Culberson believes in “Letting Texans Run Texas."

John Culberson was elected in 2000 to represent the 7th District, a seat formerly held by President George H. W. Bush and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer. In Congress, John’s priorities include strengthening the economy by cutting taxes, creating jobs, and balancing the budget; securing the border, advancing medical and scientific research; and improving Houston transportation.

John is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding the federal government. His position on the committee allows him to promote his vision for effective government – lower... Read More.

Jack Dangermond
Jack Dangermond Founder and President: Esri

Jack Dangermond is the founder and president of Esri. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Redlands, California, Esri is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data on the desktop, across the enterprise, in the field, and on the Web. Esri has the largest GIS software install base in the world with more than one million users in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide.

Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization of over 2,900 employees, known internationally for GIS software development, training, and services.

Dangermond holds ten honorary doctorates from California Polytechnic University-Pomona, State University of New York at Buffalo, Technical University... Read More.

Russ Daniels Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EDS: Hewlett-Packard Company

Russ Daniels is vice president and chief technology officer of EDS. In this role, he sets the technology strategy and architecture for HP’s outsourcing services portfolio.
Daniels and his organization assist the EDS business unit in delivering configurable, standardized offerings and new technology-enabled services that help clients reduce cost and complexity while harnessing innovation to better serve their customers.
Daniels has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, specializing in software architecture, enterprise management, and software development methodologies. He has filled a wide range of staff and line management roles and run his own Internet Services business. In 2006, InfoWorld declared Daniels one of the industry’s top 25 chief technology officers.
Previously, Daniels was chief... Read More.

Chris DiBona
Chris DiBona Director, Open Source: Google, Inc.

Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Mountain View, Ca based Google, Inc. His job includes managing open source related compliance and outreach programs for the company. More information about Google’s open source program can be found at

Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor/author for the hugely popular online website and he is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He co-edited the award winning essay compilations “Open Sources” and “Open Sources 2.0” for O’Reilly and writes for a great number of publications. He was briefly the Linux guy on TechTV, starred in Floss Weekly and speaks on a variety of open source issues internationally.

Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey CEO: Square

Jack Dorsey is the creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter, Inc. Originally from St. Louis, Jack’s early fascination for mass-transit and how cities function led him to Manhattan and programming real-time messaging systems for couriers, taxis, and emergency vehicles. Throughout this work Jack witnessed thousands of workers in the field constantly updating where they were and what they were doing; Twitter is a constrained simplification designed for general usage and extended by the millions of people who make it their own every day. Jack is dedicated to creating public goods which foster approachability, immediacy, and transparency, and has started a second company named Square focused on bringing these concepts to commerce.

Mark Drapeau
Mark Drapeau Director of Innovative Social Engagement: Microsoft

Mark Drapeau is Co-Chair of the Gov 2.0 Expo. He is currently the Director of Innovative Social Engagement for Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector division in Washington, D.C. He was until recently an adjunct professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, and an Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University. Some of his NDU research on Government 2.0 was 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, marketing, social media, and science & technology.

Mark is a contributing columnist for O’Reilly Radar and Federal... Read More.

Carol Dumaine
Carol Dumaine Deputy Director of Energy and Environmental Security : Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy

Carol Dumaine serves as head of the Energy and Environmental Security Directorate in the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy. Her current efforts involve leveraging collaborative, open international networks and existing expert communities to enhance foresight and resiliency on global energy and environmental security risks and opportunities. Prior to this, she was director of the CIA’s Global Futures Partnership, a strategic “think-and-do tank” that promoted unclassified global knowledge-sharing and networking across government and non-government sectors. Ms. Dumaine began her career as an intelligence analyst and served as an analyst and manager in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. She has degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

James Fallows
James Fallows National Correspondent: The Atlantic

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years, based in Washington DC, Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and now Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford. In addition to working for the Atlantic, he has spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of US News & World Report, and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot.

Fallows has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won... Read More.

Elliott Fisher
Elliott Fisher Director, Population Health and Policy: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Dr. Fisher is Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Director for Population Health and Policy at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy and Clinical Practice. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington, where he also was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received a Master’s in Public Health. At Dartmouth, he was a founding director is now Senior Associate of the VA Outcomes Group, has recently replaced John Wennberg as Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, and is the Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Dartmouth Population Health Research Center.

His research focuses on exploring the causes of the... Read More.

Alex Fishman Lead Engineer, Regulation and Oversight: Palantir Technologies

Alex Fishman leads Palantir’s efforts in the area of financial regulation and oversight. Alex worked for Doug to help stand up the analytic efforts at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and performed the analysis on their first significant case. Currently Alex works with several agencies to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse and other types of improper payments.

Price Floyd
Price Floyd Special Advisor for International Communication: Department of Defense

Price B. Floyd was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs on 8 June, 2009. He serves as staff advisor and assistant to the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense for public information, internal information, and community relations as well as information training and audiovisual matters in support of DoD activities, leading a worldwide public affairs community of some 3,800 military and civilian personnel.

Prior to joining the Defense Department, Mr. Floyd was the Director of External Relations for the Center for New American Security (CNAS). CNAS was an unheard of start-up national security think tank when Mr. Floyd joined their staff in 2007 and by the time he left in June 2009, it had become one of... Read More.

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski Chairman: Federal Communications Commission

Julius Genachowski was nominated by President Barack Obama as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on March 3, 2009, and sworn into office on June 29, 2009.

Chairman Genachowski has two decades of experience in public service and the private sector. Prior to his appointment, he spent more than 10 years working in the technology industry as an executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, where he served as Managing Director, and he was a Special Advisor at General Atlantic. In these capacities, he worked to start, accelerate, and invest in early- and mid-stage technology and other companies. From 1997-2005, he was a senior executive at IAC/InterActiveCorp, a Fortune 500 company, where his positions included Chief of Business Operations and... Read More.

Bev Godwin
Bev Godwin Director, Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement: U.S. General Services Administration

Bev Godwin is establishing a Center on New Media and Citizen Engagement in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA. Bev recently returned to GSA after a 6-month detail to the White House Office of New Media.

Prior to these posts, Bev served as:

• Director, and Web Best Practices, GSA

• Deputy Director, National Partnership for Reinventing Government

• Branch Chief, Budget Office, HHS

• Lobbyist and consultant, American Public Welfare Association and MAXIMUS.

Bev received a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan; and a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Bev’s awards include:

• Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

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Robert Greenberg
Robert Greenberg CEO: G&H International Services, Inc

Robert Greenberg is founder and CEO of G&H International Services Inc., a Washington D.C. based firm that provides consulting and technology services to enhance the safety and security of communities across the nation. Mr. Greenberg works with Federal, State and Local governments to develop and implement initiatives and programs to assist the emergency services community and the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource sector (CIKR) to strengthen community preparedness and resilience across the nation.. Mr. Greenberg helped initiate and implement the Department of Homeland Security’s Virtual initiative (a DHS flagship Open Government Initiative) which is applying geospatial and other social media tools to catalyze a technical and cultural shift in the way in which the public safety community collaborates and shares information. G&H... Read More.

Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman Newsgatherer:

Mónica Guzmán is a newsgatherer at and the main contributor to its award-winning Big Blog.

She joined the P-I in January 2007 as a Hearst Newspapers Fellow, covering the culture of technology in a weekly column and a blog, Net Native. In July she took on the Big Blog, which was named the Best Blog of 2008 by the Western Washington chapter Society of Professional Journalists.

A product of her wired generation, Mónica obsesses over Facebook and Twitter and can’t remember life before e-mail. She calls it a good afternoon when she can tinker with her piano and her Ibanez guitar and a good evening when she can get out and enjoy the nightlife. A huge film fan, Mónica will often cry at movies... Read More.

Dean Halstead
Dean Halstead Collaboration Architect: Microsoft

Dean Halstead has over 9 years experience at Microsoft. He has spent over 7 years on the SharePoint Product Design Team. He conceptualized the Alternate Access Mappings (AAM) Feature for which he holds a patent. Dean has worked on product team and helped to ship SharePoint Portal Server 2001, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Dean was primarily responsible for Extranet, Internet and other topology configuration features for SharePoint. He is an author and contributor to the SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Resource Kit and numerous whitepapers and articles featured on MSDN. His most recent whitepaper was about how to enable Gov 2.0 and be found here. Dean worked on MOSS 2007 Business Intelligence Team and had primary responsibility... Read More.

Carleen Hawn
Carleen Hawn Co-founder & CEO: Healthspottr

Prior to founding healthspottr, Carleen was an associate editor with Forbes and, later, a senior writer and west coast bureau chief for Fast Company magazine. While with Forbes, she created the well-known Midas List, an index of leading venture capital dealmakers, now in its ninth year of publication. Carleen holds a BA in political science from Barnard College and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School, and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia Business School. She currently contributes to Health Affairs. Her work can also be found in the archives of Financial Week, Ode, Business 2.0, Inc., San Francisco, and Outside.

Scott Heiferman
Scott Heiferman CEO: Meetup

Scott Heiferman is Chief Organizer of Meetup, dedicated to 21st century local community organizing. Today, millions of people are part of self-organized Meetup Groups around thousands of topics in over 100 countries – with thousands of Meetups (real events) happening daily. Meetup is now a self-sustaining operation, pursuing a long-range dream of a “Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything” – giving everyone access to a local community group when they need it. Heiferman received the Jane Addams Award from the National Conference on Citizenship and the MIT Technology Review “Innovator of the Year”. He graduated from The University of Iowa.

Susan Heystee
Susan Heystee Vice President, General Manager: Global Strategic Alliances, Novell

Susan Heystee serves as Vice President, General Manager, Global Strategic Alliances. She is responsible for driving Novell’s strategic objectives to establish major partnership ecosystems on which to build Novell’s market relevance and growth businesses. This encompasses strategic global partnerships with leading companies such as; Accenture, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, SAP as well as Intel and AMD. Ms. Heystee is a member of Novell’s Worldwide Executive Leadership.

Ms. Heystee also served as President of Novell Americas where she was responsible for the Novell’s business as well as transformational initiatives to orient Novell’s business for growth. Joining Novell in March, 2004, Ms Heystee served as vice president and area general manager for the Midwest Area, Novell Americas, being responsible for Novell’s business in... Read More.

James Heywood
James Heywood Co-Founder, Chairman : PatientsLikeMe

An MIT engineer, Jamie entered the field of translational research and medicine when his
brother Stephen was diagnosed with ALS in 1998 at the age of 29. With experience in design,
information technology, systems modeling, neuroscience and industrial engineering, Jamie
brings a unique perspective to drug discovery and medicine. The scientific and business
innovations he developed at ALS TDI and PatientsLikeMe have been transforming the
intersection of biotechnology and pharmaceutical development, personalized medicine, and
patient care.

Currently, Jamie serves as chairman of PatientsLikeMe, where he provides the scientific vision
and architecture for its patient-centered medical platform. He co-founded the company in 2005
with his youngest... Read More.

Chris Hoenig
Chris Hoenig President and CEO: The State of the USA, Inc.

Chris Hoenig is a leader with a reputation for defining and solving tough, high-value issues and opportunities. His career is dedicated to producing fundamental innovations in how we understand and improve our collective problem-solving capabilities.

Over 25 years, his experience has ranged from transformational leadership to technical innovation; from expert advisor to widely published author; from private enterprise to public service; and from small-scale entrepreneurship to national and global leadership.

Currently, he is serving as president and CEO of The State of The USA, Inc. This is a new nonprofit endeavor whose mission is to use quality information and advanced technology to enable the American people to assess for themselves the status and progress of the United States.

Mr. Hoenig has worked with... Read More.

Allan Holmes
Allan Holmes Executive Editor:

Allan Holmes is Executive Editor at Government Executive, joining Executive Editors Tom Shoop and Anne Laurent in the senior management of the enterprise. Holmes has been CIO’s Washington Bureau Chief since 2004.
He was editor in chief of Federal Computer Week magazine and from January 2001 to August 2003, and FCW editor and managing editor prior to that. He developed, launched and managed the award-winning daily news site, During his nearly nine years at FCW, the magazine and web site won more than three dozen awards, including Folio Magazine’s Best Government Publication and first-place awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors for Best Government Coverage and Best Overall Web Publication.
Holmes also served as editorial... Read More.

Adrian Holovaty
Adrian Holovaty Founder: EveryBlock

Adrian Holovaty is a Web developer and journalist in Chicago who has made a number of diverse contributions to the Web. He created, one of the original (pre-API) Google Maps mashups; co-created the Django Web framework, used by countless people around the world; and created a Firefox extension that was the direct inspiration for Greasemonkey. His latest project is EveryBlock.

Lloyd Howell
Lloyd Howell Senior Vice President: Booz Allen Hamilton

Lloyd Howell, a McLean-based Senior Vice President, leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s Organization and Strategy (OS) business and a team of more than 2,000 consultants who serve a broad range of clients in the global government and commercial markets.
Mr. Howell has experience in commercial telecommunications and satellite communications. In addition, he has provided service across a number of industries, including financial services, energy, and retail, which have resulted in improved performance for federal, Department of Defense, and commercial clients.
As respected thought leader, Mr. Howell has co-authored industry-related articles such as “A Global Checkup: Diagnosing the Health of Today’s Organizations” and “Military of Millennials” for publications that include strategy+business.

Mr. Howell has served as a member of Booz Allen’s Board of Directors and... Read More.

Eugene Huang
Eugene Huang Government Operations Director: National Broadband Task Force - Federal Communications Commission

Eugene J. Huang currently serves as the Government Operations Director for the National Broadband Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Huang is helping to craft the “national purposes” section of the National Broadband Plan, with a specific focus on the topics of government operations and civic engagement.

From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Huang served at the United States Department of the Treasury under two separate Secretaries of the Treasury, as Policy Advisor to the Secretary and previously as a White House Fellow. In these roles, Mr. Huang covered a wide range of international economic and finance issues with a special responsibility for U.S. bilateral relations with China, managing the U.S.–China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) and its successor, the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic... Read More.

Clay Johnson
Clay Johnson Author:

Clay Johnson is the author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, and director of engagement for Expert Labs. He was the co-founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online campaign for the presidency in 2008. After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and designers to build open source tools to give people greater access to government data. He was awarded the Google/O’Reilly Open Source Organizer of the year in 2009, was one of Federal Computing Week’s Fed 100 in 2010, and won the CampaignTech Innovator award in 2011.

Johnson’s combination of experience as a developer, working in politics, entrepreneurism,... Read More.

Steven Berlin Johnson
Steven Berlin Johnson Author: Farsighted

Steven Johnson is the best-selling author of five books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience, including the New York Times Notable Book The Ghost Map and Everything Bad Is Good For You, one of the most talked about books of 2005. He is also the co-creator of three influential web sites: FEED,, and most recently, the hyperlocal community site is a contributing editor for Wired magazine and a Distinguished Writer In Residence at the New York University Department of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn with his
wife and three sons, and blogs at

Brad Jupp Senior Program Advisor: Office of Secretary of Education

Brad Jupp is a Senior Program Advisor in the Office of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He is on loan to the Secretary’s Team from the Denver Public Schools (DPS) where for the past 24 years he has been a teacher, union leader and senior administrator. His most recent assignment was Senior Academic Policy Advisor to Superintendent Michael Bennet. In that role he shaped district direction in a wide range of fields, including individual, school and performance management and accountability; school choice, new school development and school portfolio management; and the management of educator human capital. Prior to that assignment, Jupp spent 19 years as a middle school language arts teacher, and an activist in DPS’s teacher union, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (Read More.

Nickolas Justice
Nickolas Justice Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical: US Army

As Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), MG Justice
leads an organization of more than 2,300 employees that fields an extensive range of battle command
and communications capabilities with an annual budget exceeding $6 billion. Prior to beginning his
current position in 2007, MG Justice served as the Deputy PEO C3T.

MG Justice began his 38 year Army career as an enlisted Soldier. He was commissioned upon
graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1977.

MG Justice’s experiences include significant joint service and acquisition assignments. His joint service
experience includes a two year assignment in 1990 in the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force as Chief, Project
Management for Command... Read More.

Mitchell Kapor
Mitchell Kapor Founder & Chair: Mitchell Kapor Foundation

Mitchell Kapor, is a pioneer of the personal computing revolution and has been at the forefront of information technology for 30 years as an entrepreneur, software designer, activist, and investor. He is widely known as founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the “killer application” which made the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. Other organizations in which Mr. Kapor has played an important role include UUNET (founding investor), the first successful independent commercial Internet Service Provider; The Electronic Frontier Foundation (co-founder), which protects freedom and privacy on the Internet; Real Networks (founding investor), which pioneered the use of streaming media over the Internet; the Mozilla Foundation (founding Chair), maker of the open source web browser... Read More.

Bryan Kirschner
Bryan Kirschner Vice President for Corporate Strategies: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner

Bryan Kirschner is Vice President for Corporate Strategies at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. He leads the expanding world-wide corporate strategy consulting practice, helping leading companies master non-market forces and gain a competitive edge, increase profitability, strengthen their reputations, improve their positioning, navigate political and social trends, and respond quickly and effectively to crises.
Kirschner brings a passion for finding new ways forward for clients by combining qualitative and quantitative market research with keen insight into the operational implications for business units, companies, and public agencies.

He is a ten-year veteran of Microsoft Corporation, most recently as the company’s first Director of Open Source strategy. In this role he drove development of the first company-wide positioning on open source software, including alignment across senior executive communications... Read More.

Vivek Kundra
Vivek Kundra U.S. Chief Information Officer: Office of Management and Budget

Vivek Kundra was appointed as the United States Chief Information Officer by President Obama in March 2009. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Kundra served in Mayor Fenty’s cabinet as the CTO for the District of Columbia and Governor Kaine’s cabinet as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has also served in leadership roles in the private sector.

Kundra has been recognized as the 2009 Chief of the Year by InformationWeek for driving unprecedented change in Federal IT and as the 2008 IT Executive of the Year for his pioneering work to drive transparency, engage citizens and lower the cost of government operations. He has also been recognized by InfoWorld among the top 25 CTO’s in the country.

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Paul Lin Co-Founder: Warfighter Technologies

Paul supported the 1-160th Infantry Battalion as an Intelligence Analyst during Operations Iraqi Freedom VII. During that deployment, Paul led development of the Combat Operations Interactive Network (COIN), MEDEVAC Status (MedStat), and Routes web applications.

Prior to co-founding Warfighter Technologies, Paul held positions at,, various start-ups, and the Naval Research Lab as a software and hardware engineer. He has created some of the most popular, award winning web applications and has over 14 years Linux experience. Paul holds a Bachelors of Science in Cybernetics from the University of California Los Angeles and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California San Diego.

Carl Malamud
Carl Malamud President: Public.Resource.Org

Carl Malamud is the founder of Public.Resource.Org, a nonprofit that has been instrumental in placing government information on the Internet. Prior to that he was the Chief Technology Officer at the Center for American Progress and was the founder of the Internet Multicasting Service, where he ran the first radio station on the Internet.

John Markoff
John Markoff Journalist: New York Times

John Markoff joined The New York Times in March 1988 as a reporter for the business section. He writes for the science section from San Francisco. Prior to joining the Times, he worked for The San Francisco Examiner from 1985 to 1988.

Markoff has written about technology and science since 1977. He covered technology and the defense industry for The Pacific News Service in San Francisco from 1977 to 1981; he was a reporter at Infoworld from 1981 to 1983; he was the West Coast editor for Byte Magazine from 1984 to 1985 and wrote a column on personal computers for The San Jose Mercury from 1983 to 1985.

He has also been a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism.... Read More.

Mikel Maron
Mikel Maron Human: OpenStreetMap

Mikel is co-Founder of Mapufacture (now part of GeoCommons), and specializes in Open Geospatial
and Wiki technologies. He’s been active in the standardization of
GeoRSS and in the OpenStreetMap collaborative mapping project, and
several open source projects. He’s developed two of the first Wikis in
use at the UN. Previously, Mikel worked as senior developer of My
Yahoo! and researched evolutionary models of ecosystems for an MSc at
the University of Sussex.

Bruce McConnell
Bruce McConnell Senior Counselor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Bruce McConnell is Senior Counselor for National Protection and Programs, US Department of Homeland Security, where he advises and advocates across the entire range of cybersecurity issues.

Over the past 35 years, Bruce McConnell has created, led, and managed transitions in successful for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations of all sizes. His vocation is to analyze, advise, and act in the marketplaces of ideas and commerce where business, government, technology, and social forces come together. He has cultivated a profound understanding of these forces’ interplay and their continual expression in cyberspace and the “real world.”

Prior to coming to DHS in July 2009, McConnell served on the Obama-Biden Transition Project as a member of the Technology Innovation and Government Reform team, and as leader of... Read More.

Michael McDonald President: Global Health Initiatives, Inc.

Michael McDonald is director of the National Sustainable Security Infrastructure Pandemic Initiative. Dr. McDonald is chief architect of the U.S. Resilience System and is also currently President and CEO of Global Health Initiatives, Inc., and Executive Director of Health Initiatives Foundation Inc. He is Principal Investigator on the Disaster Knowledge Management System and the Global Resilience System testbed, which are oriented toward the prevention and management of large-scale social crises (e.g., disease outbreaks, terrorism, natural disasters, economic and social discontinuities) at the global, national, regional, and local levels.

Since 2003, an increasing amount of Dr. McDonald’s time has been committed to improving local, regional, national, and global responses to pandemic flu and other global threats. Dr. McDonald has led four large PanFlu exercises, including... Read More.

Andrew McLaughlin
Andrew McLaughlin Deputy U.S. CTO: Executive Office of the President


Grant McLaughlin
Grant McLaughlin Principal with Organization Change Team: Booz Allen Hamilton

Grant McLaughlin is a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Organization Change Team and he has more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of strategic communications, change management/change communications, marketing, public education and stakeholder outreach, participatory decision-making, strategic management analysis, and implementation. His most recent experiences have centered on assisting U.S. government organizations move through change as a result of a transformation, modernization or implementation of a new service offering. He has extensive experience in establishing, fostering and maintaining partnering relationships among stakeholders with state, local and Federal agencies.
Mr. McLaughlin holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Communications from Bethany College, a Master of Art degree in Political Management from The George Washington University. In addition he has earned a certificate... Read More.

Ellen Miller
Ellen Miller Co-Founder and Executive Director: Sunlight Foundation

Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency. She is the founder of two prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics – the Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign – and a nationally recognized expert on government transparency, campaign finance and ethics issues. Ms. Miller is a well-recognized public speaker, commentator, and writer on the issues of money, politics, and power. Her experience as a Washington advocate for more than 35 years spans the worlds of public interest advocacy, grass roots activism and journalism. In addition to her more than two decades of work on the issue... Read More.

Craig Mundie
Craig Mundie Chief Research and Strategy Officer: Microsoft Corporation

Craig Mundie is Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corp. In this role, he oversees one of the world’s largest computer-science research organizations, and is responsible for the company’s long-term technology strategy. Mundie has spent much of his career building startups in various fields, including supercomputing, consumer electronics, healthcare, education and robotics, and remains active in incubating new businesses. For more than a decade, he has also served as Microsoft’s principal technology-policy liaison to the U.S. and foreign governments, with an emphasis on China, India and Russia. Another long-standing focus for Mundie is privacy, security and cyber-security. Based on this work, he serves on the U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and in... Read More.

Kojo Nnamdi
Kojo Nnamdi Host : "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" & "Evening Exchange"

Kojo Nnamdi is a Washington institution, but he is also suspicious of people who become institutions so his motto is, “Never take yourself too seriously, you CAN BE WRONG!”

Kojo Nnamdi is a broadcast presence that is familiar to just about everyone in
Washington. He is currently host of “THE KOJO NNAMDI SHOW” the weekday public affairs program on WAMU-FM 88.5 and the very popular “EVENING EXCHANGE,” seen on WHUT-TV. He was cited for an“Excellence in Broadcasting” award, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in 1993.

He is currently at the height of a broadcasting career that began in 1973 at WHUR-FM radio in Washington, D.C. where he served as News... Read More.

Beth Noveck
Beth Noveck Deputy Chief Technology Officer: Executive Office of the President/OSTP

Beth Simone Noveck is the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer
for Open Government. She directs the White House Open Government
. She is on leave as a
professor law and director of the Institute for Information Law and
Policy at New York Law School and McClatchy visiting professor of
communication at Stanford University. Dr. Noveck taught in the areas of
intellectual property, technology and first amendment law and founded
the law school’s “Do Tank,” a legal and software R&D lab focused on
developing technologies and policies to promote open government
( Dr. Noveck is the author of Wiki Government: How
Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens
More Powerful... Read More.

Richard O'Neill
Richard O'Neill Founder & President: The Highlands Group

Richard P. O’Neill is the founder and President of The Highlands Group. Dick previously served in government, in his last position as Deputy for Strategy and Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. In 1994 he created, and still directs, The Highlands Forum, an internationally recognized idea engine and cross-disciplinary forum of leaders from industry, academia, government, the arts and the professions, to support government policy and strategy development. Since 2002 he has directed the Island Forum for the Republic of Singapore. Dick has briefed public and private sector leaders on a broad range of topics at the Presidential Commission on Diplomacy; Presidential Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection; President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; Center for Strategic and International Studies; French Embassy (US-French... Read More.

Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly Founder and CEO: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand... Read More.

Alan Paller
Alan Paller Director of Research: SANS Institute

Alan Paller is the director of research for the SANS Institute, responsible for projects ranging from the Internet Storm Center (the Internet’s early warning system with 500,000 sensors around the world) to the Top Ten Security Menaces of the coming year. He also edits NewsBites, the twice-weekly summary of the most important news stories in security. But he says his most satisfying responsibility is finding people who have solved important security problems and helping SANS 85,000 alumni in 60 countries learn about those people and their discoveries.

Alan earned degrees in computer science and engineering from Cornell and MIT. He wrote hundreds of articles on computer graphics, EIS and computer security, and authored two books, The EIS Book: Information Systems... Read More.

Alex "Sandy" Pentland
Alex "Sandy" Pentland Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences: MIT and Sense Networks

Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland is the acclaimed author of the new book Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World. Honest signals are the unconscious signals we give each other to indicate our real intentions and reactions.

Sandy has pioneered new ways of measuring these signals that yield astounding new insights into what people’s behavior really means. He’s explored how this second channel of communication defines our social networks and influences our decisions, and how to harness ‘network intelligence’ to become better managers, workers, and communicators.

He’s also developed new ways to understand group behavior using new techniques for “reality mining”—gathering data on human behavior in real life using sensors to track movement, among other things. Reality Mining was named a Breakthrough Idea of 2009 by... Read More.

Macon Phillips
Macon Phillips Director of New Media: The White House

As the Director of New Media at the White House, Phillips develops and
manages the Obama Administration’s online program, including

Phillips ran the new media program for the Presidential Transition Team
( and served as the Deputy Director of the Obama campaign’s
new media department (

Prior to the campaign, Phillips led Blue State Digital’s strategy
practice, working with clients like the Democratic National Committee
and Senator Ted Kennedy. A proud Americorps*VISTA alum, the Huntsville,
Alabama native is a graduate of Duke University.

John Podesta
John Podesta President and CEO: Center for American Progress

John Podesta is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress. Under his leadership, the Center has become a notable leader in the development and advocacy for progressive policy.

Prior to founding the Center in 2003, Podesta served as White House Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton. He served in the president’s cabinet and as a principal on the National Security Council. While in the White House, he also served as both an assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, as well as staff secretary and a senior policy advisor on government information, privacy, telecommunications security, and regulatory policy.

Most recently, Podesta served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition, where he coordinated the priorities of the incoming administration’s... Read More.

Eric Rasmussen
Eric Rasmussen CEO & Managing Director: InSTEDD

Dr. Eric Rasmussen was elected in October 2007 as Chief Executive Officer of InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters), an international nonprofit organization founded by and dedicated to delivering innovative technological support to those who help the world stay safe.

Prior to accepting this position Dr. Rasmussen was both Chairman of the Department of Medicine within Naval Hospital Bremerton near Seattle, Washington, and an advisor in humanitarian informatics for the US Office of the Secretary of Defense. He holds academic positions at several institutions and has been a Principal Investigator for both the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and for the National Science Foundation. He is a Reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the... Read More.

Eric  Ries
Eric Ries Venture Advisor: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Eric Ries became a Venture Advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, after co-founding and serving as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). While an undergraduate at Yale Unviersity, he co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Although Catalyst folded with the dot-com crash, Ries continued his entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at, leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated content. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups including pbWiki, Bunchball, FooMojo, Causes and KaChing.

Hal Roberts
Hal Roberts Fellow: Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School

Hal Roberts is the long time geek in/out of residence at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. He is currently doing research in the areas of internet filtering circumvention, botnet and other grey forms of surveillance, and analysis of main stream and new/citizen media. Hal has worked on the technical side of many Berkman projects over the years, including H2O, Weblogs at Harvard Law, and Global Voices Online.

Ola Rosling
Ola Rosling Co-founder of Gapminder Foundation & Product Manager: Google, Inc.

Ola Rosling co-founded the Gapminder Foundation and led the development of Trendalyzer, a software that converts time series statistics into animated, interactive and comprehensible graphics. The aim of his work is to promote a fact-based world view through increased use and understanding of freely accessible public data. In March 2007, Google acquired the Trendalyzer software, where Ola and his team are now scaling up their tools and making them freely available for any individual or organization to use for analyzing and visualizing data.

Mary Ruddy
Mary Ruddy Founder: Meristic, Inc.

Mary is the founder of Meristic, Inc. She is a founding Board Member of the Information Card Foundation and Chief Steward of Identity Commons. She also founded and co-leads the Eclipse Higgins project, an identity management framework that includes an open source implementation of Information Cards. Mary’s work involves software projects and communities that address internet identity issues and trusted information sharing.

Laurel Ruma
Laurel Ruma Director of Content: O'Reilly Media

Laurel Ruma is a content director at O’Reilly Media. Laurel has chaired a number of O’Reilly conferences and workshops, including Next:Economy, Cultivate, Where 2.0, OSCON Java, and Gov 2.0 Expo.

Shyam Sankar
Shyam Sankar Director: Palantir Technologies

Shyam Sankar is the Director of Business Development at Palantir Technologies Inc., a successful software company based in Palo Alto, California.

Palantir’s powerful analytical platforms are revolutionizing information analysis and knowledge management in financial, intelligence, law enforcement and military arenas.

Prior to working at Palantir, Shyam was the Director of Business Development at Xoom Corporation, an online international money transfer service. At Xoom Shyam developed an global network of financial institutions that provided low cost, efficient remittance services for immigrant communities around the world.

Shyam earned his B.S. degree at Cornell
University in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received his M.S. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Shyam has a keen interest in developmental economics and life extension.

Merrick Schaefer
Merrick Schaefer Technical Project Manager: UNICEF

Merrick Schaefer is a Technical Project Coordinator in UNICEF’s Innovation Team based out of the UN’s New York Headquarters. He both develops strategies for innovative uses of technology in UNICEF’s work and coordinates the UI design, software development and field implementations of technical projects. His projects cover a wide spectrum of UNICEF’s work, ranging from developing Speak Africa, a social network connecting youth in eight African nations to discuss their most pressing issues on the web and with SMS, to using SMS to gather real-time data tracking food distribution during a famine in Ethiopia.

Merrick started working as a web developer in 1995, having a front row seat to the explosive growth of the World Wide Web. He has worked on enterprise level... Read More.

Andrea Seabrook
Andrea Seabrook Congressional Correspondent: NPR

After more than a year as the weekend host of the NPR newsmagazine All Things Considered, Andrea Seabrook returns to Capitol Hill as a congressional correspondent.

Seabrook spent more than four years covering Congress for NPR, beginning in January 2003. She provided intensive coverage of the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives following the mid-term elections in 2006, in-depth profiles of now Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and ground-breaking reportage of the previous House Republican Majority. Through her reporting, Seabrook made stories about Congress as personal and compelling as the stories of every day American life. Prior to working the Congress beat, Seabrook was a general assignment reporter for NPR.

“I love telling people’s stories,” Seabrook explains. “I love sound — I’d rather... Read More.

Clay Shirky
Clay Shirky Writer and Consultant :

Mr. Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client/server infrastructure that characterizes the Web. Current clients include Nokia, GBN, the Library of Congress, the Highlands Forum, the Markle Foundation, and the BBC.

In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology — how our networks shape culture and vice-versa. His current course, Social Weather, examines the cues we use to understand group... Read More.

Walton Smith
Walton Smith Senior Associate: Booz Allen Hamilton

Walton Smith is one of Booz Allen’s thought leaders in Enterprise/Gov 2.0. Walton’s entrepreneurial approach has led Booz Allen teams to design, develop and implement social media strategies for government agencies and private sector clients. Currently he leads the firm’s internal corporate investment strategy to bolster the Knowledge Management and Information Sharing Program including the platform. Mr. Smith steered the successful Enterprise/Gov 2.0 engagement across multiple teams improving the flow of information to and from consulting staff, and increasing the value of collaborative outcomes. He ensured adoption and usage of the new enterprise program by integrating change management strategy with the implementation of IT technologies including social networking and enterprise search. Mr. Smith previously led the successful implementation of two firm wide Business Process... Read More.

Jeffrey A.  Sorenson
Jeffrey A. Sorenson Chief Information Officer/G-6 : U.S. Army

Prior to his current position as the Department of the
Army CIO/G6, he was the Deputy for Acquisition and
Systems Management to the Assistant Secretary of the
Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).

Upon his graduation from the United States Military
Academy, Lieutenant General Sorenson was
commissioned as a second lieutenant in Field Artillery,
serving in tactical units at III Corps Artillery and in
Germany. Following his transfer into the Military
Intelligence Corps, he served as the Division Artillery
Intelligence Officer and completed several assignments at
the division staff and operational level.

He has over 20 years of acquisition experience as a
... Read More.

Tim Sparapani
Tim Sparapani Director of Public Policy: Facebook

Tim Sparapani is the Director, Public Policy at Facebook. Tim is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s interaction with the federal, state and local governments and with opinion and policy makers. Tim’s specialty is privacy and constitutional law. Prior to joining Facebook, Tim was Senior Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he helped advance the constitutional principle of the right to privacy, representing the ACLU before Congress, the Executive Branch and before the media. For the more than four years preceding his time at the ACLU, Tim served as an Associate at the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro where he helped clients navigate interconnecting constitutional, statutory, political and policy challenges. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and... Read More.

Judith Spencer Chair, Federal Public Key Infrastructure Steering Committee: General Services Administration

Judith Spencer is the Chair, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee (FICC) at the General Services Administration. In this capacity, she is responsible for building consensus and promoting cross cutting solutions for unified logical/physical credentialing of Federal employees as directed in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors. In addition, Ms. Spencer helps foster a united approach to Federal Identity Management activities – promoting a single activity that combines the goals of HSPD-12, the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and e-Authentication. She works closely with the Federal PKI Policy Authority, in which capacity she promotes interagency cooperation and interoperability in the deployment of PKI. A key accomplishment of the Federal PKI is... Read More.

Tom Steinberg
Tom Steinberg Director: mySociety

Tom Steinberg is the founder and director of mySociety, a non-profit, open source organisation that runs many of the best-known democracy websites in the UK. These include the Parliamentary transparency website TheyWorkForYou and the somewhat self-explanatory FixMyStreet. mySociety’s missions are to build websites which give people simple, tangible benefits in the democratic and community aspects of their lives, and which teach the public and voluntary sector how they can use technology better to help citizens.

Jim Stogdill
Jim Stogdill CTO, ANSS Mission Services: Accenture

Michael Tiemann
Michael Tiemann President: Open Source Initiative

Michael Tiemann wrote the GNU C++ compiler (1987), started the world’s first open source copmany (Cygnus Support, 1989), raised the first venture capital for an open source company (1996), joined the OSI Board (2003) and became President of the OSI in 2005.

He is also VP of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat.

Lena Trudeau
Lena Trudeau Vice President: National Academy of Public Administration

Lena Trudeau serves as Vice President at the National Academy of Public Administration. In this capacity, she leads the National Academy’s service delivery organization, supervises the conception and execution of strategic initiatives, opens new lines of business and drives organizational change. She has recently worked on studies for U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS Science & Technology Directorate, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Department of State.

In addition, Lena is a founder of the Collaboration Project, an independent forum of leaders committed to leveraging web 2.0 and the benefits of collaborative technology to solve government’s complex problems. In that role, she has led online interactive stakeholder dialogues for organizations including the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management and... Read More.

Andrew Turner
Andrew Turner CTO: GeoIQ

Andrew Turner is the CTO at GeoIQ, the company behind GeoCommons, a geospatial visualization and analytics platform. He co-founded Mapufacture, a personalized geospatial search and aggregation system that was acquired by FortiusOne in August 2008 in order to combine real-time feeds with large GIS datasets. Andrew is focused on collaboration and user-generated content around location and time. He is actively involved in open-data projects such as OpenStreetMap and VoteReport, as well as open-source projects like Mapstraction and GeoPress. He regularly speaks at conferences on the benefits of open-source software and geospatial standards to communities and organizations. Andrew wrote the O’Reilly shortcut “Introduction to Neogeography” and “Trends in Where2.0” business report in Spring 2008. He is also published in MacTech and Make magazine on... Read More.

Hal Varian
Hal Varian Chief Economist: Google

Hal R. Varian is the Chief Economist at Google. He started in May 2002 as a consultant and has been involved in many aspects of the company, including auction design, econometric analysis, finance, corporate strategy and public policy.

He also holds academic appointments at the University of California, Berkeley in three departments: business, economics, and information management.

He received his SB degree from MIT in 1969 and his MA in mathematics and Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 1973. He has also taught at MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Michigan and other universities around the world.

Dr. Varian is a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Econometric Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Co-Editor of the American Economic Review... Read More.

Werner Vogels
Werner Vogels Chief Technology Officer:

Dr. Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale.

Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held positions of VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry.

Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing. He was named the... Read More.

Dave Warner
Dave Warner Director of Medical Intelligence: MindTel

Dave Warner is a Medical Neuroscientist and the Director of Medical Intelligence at MindTel. His interests include interventional informatics, medical communications, distributed medical intelligence, biosensors, quantitative human performance, expressional interface systems and physio-informatics. He has been engaged in humanitarian assistance and information and communication technologies (ICT) applications for a number of years, with recent activity in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Dr. Warner graduated from San Diego State University in 1988, with a degree in Physical Science. He then entered the combined MD/PhD program at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC). His passion as an undergraduate was human expression. Specifically, he sought to learn how a thought becomes an intention for expression and then how the physiology of the body facilitates... Read More.

Linton Wells, II
Linton Wells, II Force Transformation Chair: National Defense University

Dr. Linton Wells II is a Distinguished Research Professor and serves as the Transformation Chair at National Defense University (NDU). Prior to coming to NDU he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) from 1991 to 2007, serving last as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration). In addition, he served as the Acting Assistant Secretary and DoD Chief Information Officer for nearly two years. His other OSD positions included Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence-C3I) and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Policy Support) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy).

In twenty-six years of naval service, Dr. Wells served in a variety of surface ships,... Read More.

David Wennergren
David Wennergren Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology & DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer : Department of Defense

Mr. David M. Wennergren serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology / Deputy Chief Information Officer, providing top-level advocacy in creating a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and ensuring the delivery of the capabilities required to achieve the Department’s transformation to net centric operations. In addition to his duties as Deputy CIO, Mr. Wennergren is the Vice Chair of the U.S. Government’s Federal CIO Council. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Defense Identity Protection and Management Senior Coordinating Group, which provides senior oversight and coordination of biometric, smart card, and PKI initiatives across the Department of Defense.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Wennergren served for four years... Read More.

Kevin Werbach
Kevin Werbach Professor of Legal Studies at The Wharton School: University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Werbach explores the intersection of law, business, and policy around emerging communications and information technologies. He is a professor of Legal Studies at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the organizer of Supernova, a major executive technology conference. He co-led the review of the Federal Communications Commission for the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, and now serves as an expert consultant to the FCC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Werbach was previously the Editor of Release 1.0: Esther Dyson’s Monthly Report, and served as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the FCC, where he helped develop the US Government’s Internet and e-commerce policies.

Michele WeslanderQuaid
Michele WeslanderQuaid Chief Technology Officer (Federal): Google

Ms. Michele R. Weslander Quaid is the Chief Technology Officer of the Federal sector and an Innovation Evangelist for Google. She came to Google after serving as a senior executive in the US Federal Government in CXO level positions at various agencies in the national security community.

Rick Wesson CEO: Support Intelligence

Rick Wesson CEO is also the CEO of Alice’s Registry which he founded in 1999 to fund open-source software development. Rick has built the technology back-ends for many ICANN accredited registrars in the past ten years. Rick has served as the Vice Chair and CTO of ICANN’s Registrars’ Constituency and has also served as a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Committee. Alice’s registry was the first (and only) registrar to deploy into the .ORG DNSSEC testbed. Allowing the first and only production DNSSEC registrar environment. Rick also served as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, the Nations second largest Community Development Credit union where he sat on the Credit... Read More.

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