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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Richard O'Neill (The Highlands Group)
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Tim O'Reilly and Dick O'Neill welcome you to Gov 2.0 Summit. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Aneesh Chopra (The Advisory Board Company)
Sounding a Web 2.0 theme 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin spoke of the power of doing good by collective action for public benefit. In this far-reaching conversation, Tim will explore with new Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra his ideas for harnessing technology to build a digital commonwealth and a digital nation, a new model for cooperation between citizens and their government. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Clay Shirky (shirky.com)
Internationally regarded author and pundit Clay Shirky tells us what real problems we can solve with social media. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Just as the federal government begins to provide data in Web developer-friendly formats, Sunlight Labs is organizing Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge to demonstrate that when government makes data available, it makes itself more accountable and creates more trust and opportunity in its actions. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Tom Steinberg (mySociety)
Tom Steinberg demonstrates the beginnings of the “art of the possible” with MySociety.org successes in the UK. Tom has shown the UK government what a joined-up web presence is through his work for the MySociety charity. “The common theme is cheap and cheerful open web technology tipping the relationship between people and government, in favor of the people”. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Adrian Holovaty (EveryBlock), Carol Dumaine (Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy), Scott Heiferman (Meetup), Peter Corbett (iStrategyLabs), Michael Tiemann (Open Source Initiative)
Here we get a glimpse of what this Summit will demonstrate, that is, how users can create applications with government data in new ways for citizen use, how government agencies and non-profits can engage both outside and inside their agencies to improve performance and extend reach in achieving goals at a scale previously unattainable. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
John Culberson (7th District of Texas)
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Mitchell Kapor (Mitchell Kapor Foundation)
Mitch Kapor raises a series of provocative questions about the "government as platform" meme. As we raise this metaphor to think about the roles of app creators and government data providers and how we might see a change in governance in the process, Mitch will ask us to carefully consider a number of questions that are fundamental to realizing this model. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
John Markoff (New York Times), Vinton Cerf (Google), Jack Dorsey (Square), Tim Sparapani (Facebook)
What can we learn from the most successful platforms and apps creators in Silicon Valley? Joining us are the leaders from the gold standards of platform and app development to tell us how they do it. Our moderator for this exciting session is the dean of technology journalists, the New York Times’ John Markoff. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Craig Mundie (Microsoft Corporation), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
All good platforms have "killer apps" that drive their adoption, so if government becomes a platform, what is the killer app that will make Gov 2.0 matter to every citizen, not just the technical elite? Is it electronic medical records? Is it broadband for education? Is it the smart grid? What are the policy issues that we'll need to address in order to make this technology reach every American? Read more.
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Maps and GIS are changing. They're becoming richer, smarter, and more pervasive. There are new styles, patterns, and techniques. As a result, geographic knowledge will become pervasive in society. This “GeoWeb” offers many opportunities for government to be creative with this new media environment: creative cartography and spreading geographic knowledge everywhere. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Robert Greenberg (G&H International Services, Inc), Mikel Maron (OpenStreetMap), Dave Warner (MindTel)
Perhaps the largest and most usable data applications to emerge from the Web/Gov2.0 in the near term are geospatial apps. There is amazing work going on here as we will see in the group of rapid fires we have assembled for you. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Hal Varian (Google), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Being able to measure outputs to gauge success becomes more important and more possible in a data-driven world. Real time economics is one of several important new ideas that will be essential to implement to achieve the goals of the new administration, in using technology to reinvent government. Tim O’Reilly checks in with Hal on how he sees these possibilities. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Brad Jupp (Office of Secretary of Education)
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recently made data driven improvements in education processes and delivery a priority. Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Brad Jupp, will tell us what the Department is doing in this regard and how it sees the use of data to make major gains. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Alex "Sandy" Pentland (MIT and Sense Networks)
Join MIT Professor Sandy Pentland, co-founder of SenseNetworks, for a provocative look at what is emerging in the world of data and mining. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Bev Godwin (U.S. General Services Administration)
Bev Godwin will discuss the collaboration on best web and new media practices across government agencies. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Mark Drapeau (Microsoft), Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media), Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
This is an Ignite style set of presentations by the six (6) winners of the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase contest held on Sept 8th. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Steven Berlin Johnson (Farsighted), Andrea Seabrook (NPR), Monica Guzman (SeattlePI.com), Hal Roberts (Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School)
On this panel, Steven will engage in a freewheeling conversation with a panel of journalists and media technologists. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Kojo Nnamdi ("The Kojo Nnamdi Show" & "Evening Exchange"), Macon Phillips (The White House)
Radio host Kojo Nnamdi joins the Director of New Media at the White House Macon Phillips in a conversation about how the White House is using new media, and what is different about working from inside government than the assumptions that people working on the outside take for granted. What regulations might need to change to make it easier for government to use social media effectively? Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Beth Noveck (Executive Office of the President/OSTP)
Beth Noveck, United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Director of the White House Open Government Initiative, is leading the Administration's work on transparency, participation, and collaboration. She spearheads policy, projects, and platforms that foster open government across the Executive branch. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
John Podesta (Center for American Progress), James Fallows (The Atlantic)
With the rise of networks, and the connectedness of citizens globally to each other, there are new opportunities to adopt social media to share messages and to co-create dialogues with other nations and citizens. Welcome to Diplomacy 2.0, the connection of states, peoples, organizations and institutions to each other for human betterment. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Carl Malamud (Public.Resource.Org)
Open government pioneer Carl Malamud draws on his own experience to put the changes we are witnessing today into perspective, drawing on 200 years of American history and showing why access to the working of government by private citizens is crucial for our economy and for our democracy. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Vivek Kundra (Office of Management and Budget), Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation)
What is the state of data.gov and other government transparency initiatives? Open data is one of the foundations of the digital commonwealth. It fosters re-use and innovation, and also helps citizens hold government accountable. But it also raises privacy and security issues. Ellen and Vivek will tackle these issues and more in a conversation on the key issues of the Summit. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Werner Vogels (Amazon.com), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Casey Coleman (U.S. General Services Administration)
What might be happening that could clarify things or make complexity knee bending and overwhelming for government agencies? In this discussion we explore how the move to cloud computing might provide significant benefit to openness, transparency, and easier collaboration-or result in significant problems. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Eric Ries (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Startups aren't just for the garage anymore. A new kind of entrepreneur is emerging from startup hubs worldwide. They are mastering not just new technologies but the discipline to create value for real people. The lean startup is a look at this new trend and ways it can be applied by organizations large and small. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Elliott Fisher (The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice)
How might we use data as a platform to improve health care and reduce costs? In this session we examine some of the possibilities that access to data might have for Health2.0. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Carleen Hawn (Healthspottr), James Heywood (PatientsLikeMe )
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Michael McDonald (Global Health Initiatives, Inc.), Eric Rasmussen (InSTEDD), Jim Stogdill (Accenture), Martin Stadtler (Red Hat)
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In this session we'll examine how modern networks permit us to harness information flow to provide early warning and vastly improve our response to system-stressing events such as the H1N1 pandemic. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Chris Hoenig (The State of the USA, Inc.)
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Alan Paller (SANS Institute), Michael Coppola (United States Cyber Challenge, SANS Netwars)
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Linton Wells, II (National Defense University), Jeffrey A. Sorenson (U.S. Army), Nickolas Justice (US Army), Carlos Castillo (Warfighter Technologies), Paul Lin (Warfighter Technologies)
The world is changing and defense information technology is changing too; from its industrial age roots it is seeking to better harness innovation at the edge. In this session we will explore how the Army is working to encourage emergent innovation and how technology and approaches outside of the DoD might illuminate the way forward. The session will close with some examples from the field. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Judith Spencer (General Services Administration), Mary Ruddy (Meristic, Inc.), John Clippinger (MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group)
The promise of Web2.0/Gov2.0 realizing its full impact may be dependent on getting to a concept of citizen-centric identity that works for everyone and enables the promise of “government-as-a platform”. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Bruce McConnell (U.S. Department of Homeland Security), Rick Wesson (Support Intelligence), Price Floyd (Department of Defense)
Resilient enterprises overcome vulnerabilities and ensure functionality in the face of any threat. What steps can be put in place now to ensure uninterrupted functionality in the face of cyber threats? How might the private sector and the public sector join together to create greater resilience? Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Allan Holmes (nextgov.com)
.Gov can play too! More and more attention is being paid to government websites—everyone is getting in on the game and it is beginning to show. Allan Holmes, Executive Editor of Government Executive magazine, shares his insights on what works and why. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Julius Genachowski (Federal Communications Commission ), Kevin Werbach (University of Pennsylvania), Eugene Huang (National Broadband Task Force - Federal Communications Commission )
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is interviewed by Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania business professor and technology analyst. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Lena Trudeau (National Academy of Public Administration), David Wennergren (Department of Defense), Michele WeslanderQuaid (Google), Alan Cohn (U.S. Department of Homeland Security )
Leaders in government are recognizing the benefits of technology-enabled collaboration. Join us for a moderated panel session in which you will hear from leaders who are embracing web 2.0 technologies to connect with citizens, engage their stakeholders, and solve their most pressing business problems. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Andrew McLaughlin (Executive Office of the President)
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  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov
  • Anita Borg Institute
  • Express
  • The Highlands Group
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Washington Post
  • Who Runs Gov
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  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Microsoft
  • ESRI
  • Google
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Palantir Technologies
  • EffectiveUI
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  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Aquilent
  • JackBe
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  • Survey Analytics
  • Synteractive
  • Touchstone
  • Case Foundation
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Rob Koziura at rkoziura@techweb.com.

For media partnerships, contact Matthew Balthazor 949-223-3628 mbalthazor @techweb.com

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com or Natalia Wodecki at nwodecki@techweb.com

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