Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 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.

General Keith Alexander
General Keith Alexander (National Security Agency)

General Keith B. Alexander, USA, is the Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Fort George G. Meade, MD. As the Director of NSA and Chief of CSS, he is responsible for a Department of Defense agency with national foreign intelligence and combat support responsibilities. NSA/CSS civilian and military personnel are stationed worldwide. As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he is responsible to plan, execute and manage forces for coordinating DoD computer network attack (CNA) and computer network defense (CND) as directed by USSTRATCOM.

He was born in Syracuse, NY, and entered active duty at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Previous assignments include the Deputy Chief of... Read More.

Mike  Alfred
Mike Alfred (BrightScope), @mikealfred

Mike is Co-Founder and CEO of BrightScope and responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the company. Previously, Mike was the Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Alfred Capital Management LLC, an independent registered investment firm located in La Jolla, CA. He has been a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager since 2003. Mike is a dynamic thinker capable of developing and implementing cutting-edge business models and effective marketing strategies. He is also a proven relationship builder who excels at establishing important partnerships that can facilitate growth for a small enterprise. A noted and quoted 401k and financial expert, Mike has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, Fox Business News and in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, US News and World Report,... Read More.

Dorothy Attwood
Senior Vice President-Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer
AT&T, Inc.

Dorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President-Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer for AT&T Services, Inc., leads the development and implementation of AT&T’s strategic international, federal and state public policy initiatives across all AT&T lines of business – including wireless, Internet, video and wireline services. As Chief Privacy Officer, Ms. Attwood has oversight responsibility for the development and implementation of enterprise-wide policies governing the privacy of customer information.

James T. Barry
James T. Barry (PASSUR Aerospace)

Mr. Barry is the President & CEO of PASSUR Aerospace. Prior to joining
PASSUR, Jim was the Vice President of Marketing and Technology for DIANON
Systems – a health care technology company. Prior to DIANON, Jim was an
officer in the United States Marine Corps.

PASSUR Aerospace (

PASSUR is a leader in aviation business intelligence, providing cost saving and security solutions to over 50 airports (including 10 of the top 15 North American airports), most major airlines (including 6 of the top 7 North American airlines as well as the top five hub airlines), more than 200 business aviation organizations, and the U.S. Government. PASSUR is focused on reducing the multi-billion... Read More.

Luke Beckman

Luke Beckman arrived at InSTEDD in the spring of 2007 and serves as the US National Response Manager developing InSTEDD’s US-centered efforts in humanitarian relief and disaster response. In that position he manages relationships with crisis response organizations around the nation and his focus is geographical rather than topical, focused primarily on issues inside US borders, but capitalizing on InSTEDD’s international experience. Luke has been working in disaster response and pandemic influenza for the past five years, focusing on community resilience and the increasing of collaboration between citizens and the government in times of crisis.

He began working in disaster management as a Red Cross office and shelter manager following Hurricane Katrina as a member of the Washington, D.C. Armory Disaster Response Team, and has... Read More.

Osama Bedier

Osama Bedier was vice president of platform, mobile and new ventures at PayPal. He oversaw PayPal X, PayPal’s open global payments platform that allows independent and enterprise developers to build new and innovative payment applications for a wide variety of online and mobile applications.

During his seven-year career with PayPal and eBay, Bedier has held numerous engineering and product development management responsibilities. Most recently, he was vice president of product development for all consumer- and merchant-facing products. Previously, he led product development for PayPal’s merchant services business, where he oversaw the rollout of PayPal’s suite of products that serve businesses off of eBay, as well as PayPal’s international product development. Bedier began his career at eBay where he worked on the re-architecture of eBay’s next... Read More.

Sanjeev Bhagowalia
Sanjeev Bhagowalia (U.S. General Services Administration)

Effective May 24, 2010, Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia became the Deputy Associate
Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA. In this
new role, Sonny will lead help GSA and the Federal CIO implement Government-wide e-
Gov (or Open Gov) programs in an agile manner. These GSA-supported programs
include, Cloud-Computing, Collaboration, mobile applications, Federal Data
Center Consolidation initiative and other programs.

Sonny served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the
Interior (DOI), a large cabinet agency with 2,400 operating locations across the United
States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and freely associated states supporting over 40
mission areas... Read More.

Mark Bolgiano
Mark Bolgiano (XBRL US)

Mark leads the national consortium for XML business reporting standards and started XBRL US Labs, a research and innovation center focused on XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), an open-source, royalty-free language being adopted globally to provide transparency and global access to the documents and data that drive markets, regulation, and business information sharing.

Hired in 2006 to oversee the startup of the non-profit XBRL US when the US Securities and Exchange (SEC) adopted XBRL as the standard for tagging regulatory reports by publicly traded companies, mutual funds, and credit rating agencies, Mark has spent twenty-five years as a chief technologist/CIO in Washington for organizations such as the MD-IPA (now United Health), The Board of Trade, and the... Read More.

Debra Bowen
Debra Bowen (State of California)

A pioneer in open government reform, election integrity, and personal privacy rights, Debra Bowen is the sixth woman in California history to have been elected to a statewide constitutional office. As the state’s chief elections officer, Secretary Bowen is responsible for overseeing state and federal elections, a role that requires her to test and certify all voting equipment. Her goal is to ensure that voting systems certified for use in California elections are secure, accurate, reliable, and accessible, and every voter’s ballot is counted exactly as it was cast. As Secretary of State, Bowen is also charged with managing many business and nonprofit organization filings, campaign finance and lobbying activity filings, the state archives, and other key government services.

An attorney, Bowen served for 14... Read More.

John seely Brown
John seely Brown (Deloitte Center for the Edge)

John Seely Brown (JSB) was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002 as well as the director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000. A master integrator and instigator of productive friction, JSB explores the whitespace between disciplines and builds bridges between disparate organizations and ideas. In his more than two decades at PARC, Brown transformed the organization into a truly multidisciplinary research center at the creative edge of applied technology and design, integrating social sciences and arts into the traditional physics and computer science research and expanding the role of corporate research to include topics such as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nano-technologies. JSB is currently a... Read More.

Karen Cator
Karen Cator (US Department of Education)

Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple’s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by teachers, students and administrators.

Cator joined Apple in 1997 from the public education sector, most recently leading technology planning and implementation in Juneau, Alaska. She also served as Special Assistant for Telecommunications for the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Cator holds a Masters in school administration from the University of Oregon and Bachelors in early childhood education from... Read More.

Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra (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 (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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June Cohen
June Cohen (TED Conferences), @junecohen

As Executive Producer of TED Media, I’m focused on extending TED in new directions — particularly those that help spread ideas. I led the charge to bring the conference online, launching TEDTalks in 2006, and the new in 2007. I also co-produce and co-host the annual conference, and manage our talented media team. Before TED: I developed one of the world’s first multimedia magazines in 1991, at Stanford; helped launch in 1994; launched in 1996; and served as Wired Digital’s VP of Content through 2000.

Elizabeth Coleman
Elizabeth Coleman (Bennington College)

One of the country’s leading innovators in higher education, Dr. Elizabeth Coleman has been the ninth president of Bennington College since 1987. Her vision for the liberal arts, and their role and reinvigoration in society, has been widely recognized in the United States and abroad. She speaks nationally and internationally including giving the concluding presentation at the 25th anninversary TED Conference. Coleman also serves on the board of advisors for the newly founded European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin. Prior to assuming the presidency at Bennington, Coleman was the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of humanities at the New School for Social Research in New York, where she founded and directed the school’s first ventures in undergraduate... Read More.

Jack Dangermond

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.

Frank DiGiammarino
Frank DiGiammarino (White House)

Frank P. DiGiammarino serves as the Deputy to the Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation. In this capacity, Frank is responsible for coordinating a complex and diverse network of government departments and agencies to act quickly in disbursing $787 billion to speed economic recovery.

A recognized change agent, Frank came to the Executive Office of the President from the National Academy of Public Administration where he was the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Prior to the National Academy, Frank spent many years as a senior consultant and strategist. Former positions include Director and DoD Practice Area lead at Touchstone Consulting Group, General Manager and Director of Program Management at Sapient Corporation, and Principal Consultant with the State and Local government practice at American... Read More.

Stacy Donohue
Stacy Donohue (Omidyar Network)

Stacy brings broad technology, strategy, and financial expertise to ON’s Media, Markets & Transparency initiative, leading the Government Transparency investment area. In this role, Stacy works to encourage accountability and effectiveness in government by increasing people’s access to credible information about government activities and money in politics. Stacy also makes investments across all investment areas within Media, Markets & Transparency.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Stacy spent nine years at Hewlett-Packard in senior roles spanning strategy, corporate development, and merger and acquisition transactions. Previously, Stacy was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she provided analysis and consulting for clients across multiple industries from health care to financial services. Stacy began her career as an Associate in Corporate Finance at JPMorgan Chase &... Read More.

Dale  Dougherty
Dale Dougherty (Make/O'Reilly Media), @dalepd

Dale heads up Maker Media, which serves tech-savvy DIY enthuisasts. Maker Media produces Make Magazine, Maker Faire, and Make Television.

David Eaves
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting), @daeaves

David Eaves is an expert in negotiation, open innovation and public policy. As a consultant David advises several governments on open government and open data. He drafted the City of Vancouver’s Open Motion which helped both launch the world’s second municipal Open Data portal (after Washington DC) and rewrite procurement rules to enable the adoption of Open Source software. David has also served as the Director of the Code for America Institute and authored After the Collapse: The Future of Open Government and the Civil Service, a chapter in the O’Reilly book “Open Government”.

An expert in collaboration David also advises companies, non-profits and open source communities on managing critical relationships. Working with Mozilla he uses data and negotiation theory to them better understand their... Read More.

Brad Feld
Brad Feld (Foundry Group), @bfeld

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies and later became a venture affiliate of the predecessor to Mobius Venture Capital.

Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Gist, Gnip, Oblong, Standing Cloud, and Zynga for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad served as chief technology officer of AmeriData Technologies. AmeriData acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications. Brad had grown Feld Technologies into one of Boston’s leading software consulting firms prior to the acquisition. He also directed the... Read More.

Alex Fishman (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.

Loretta Garrison is a senior attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, and works on privacy and data security investigations, rulemakings, health privacy, workshops, and special projects. She coordinated the FTC’s recent Exploring Privacy Roundtable series. Ms. Garrison was the agency representative to, and coordinator of, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act model form rulemaking and notice research project. She worked on the Nations Title, Gateway Learning, CVS Caremark, and Rite Aid investigations. Prior to joining the FTC in 2000, she handled mass transit reauthorization at the Senate Banking Committee; was special counsel to the chief counsel of the Federal Transit Administration; litigation attorney with Baker and Hostetler; and clerk to Ohio Court of Appeals Judge Richard Markus. She... Read More.

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski (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 (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

... Read More.

Sean Greene
Sean Greene (U.S. Small Business Administration. )

Sean Greene is the Associate Administrator for Investment, and  Special Adviser for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration.  
He brings 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and 
business strategist to the SBA.  He was the founder and CEO of, an online travel company that he sold to Orbitz. He was also a   Co Founder of Rock Creek Ventures and LaunchBox Digital, a seed‐stage  investment firm in Washington DC.  Previously Greene was a management  consultant with McKinsey and Co. Greene holds an AB from Princeton  University, an MBA from Yale’s School of Management, and also was a  Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Singapore. 

Nick Grossman
Nick Grossman (Union Square Ventures), @nickgrossman

Nick is a General Manager at Union Square Ventures, where he invests in new web and mobile platforms, works with USV portfolio companies, and leads USV’s efforts on public policy and regulatory issues that impact open innovation the health of the web.

Previously, he led an incubator for technology and media businesses at OpenPlans, which, among other things, pioneered the open311 web standard, founded the largest open source project in the public transit space, and built NYC’s real-time bus data platform.

Nick has present and past academic affiliations at the Berkman Center for Internet Society at Harvard Law School and at the MIT Media Lab, and is on the advisory boards of the Data & Society Institute, the Data-Smart City Solutions initiative at... Read More.

Nicholas Gruen
Nicholas Gruen (Government 2.0 Taskforce (Australia)), @NicholasGruen

Nicholas Gruen chaired the Australian Government’s Government 2.0 Taskforce.

He is trained in History, Statistics, Law and Economics, was a ministerial advisor to two Cabinet Ministers in the 1980s and 90s, was appointed to the Productivity Commission in 1994 and 5 and from 1997 to 2000 directed the Business Council of Australia’s New Directions program. He then founded Lateral Economics and Peach Financial.

He has published internationally on a range of economic policy issues, is a regular national newspaper columnist, a board member of Sustainability Victoria, and is a substantial contributor to Australia’s thriving policy blog scene. He is Chairman of Online Opinion a not-for-profit site hosting news and cultural opinion and Kaggle, a new global platform for data competitions.

Dr Gruen was a member... Read More.

David Hale
David Hale (National Institutes of Health), @lostonroute66

David Hale is the project manager of Pillbox, a National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health/Food and Drug Administration open government initiative. Through collaboration with clinical and patient communities, Pillbox has restructured government pharmaceutical data to create a platform for innovation, promoting the development of resources that empower and enable communities to solve health challenges.

Known as a technology entrepreneur in government, Mr. Hale is a frequent speaker on the subject of open government and community engagement in the process of opening health data. He is part of the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI), a initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help consumers and communities derive value from the nation’s wealth of health data. As a member of... Read More.

Blake Hall
Blake Hall (

Blake Hall is a former Army captain and an Airborne Ranger. He led a scout platoon in Iraq from July 2006 to September 2007. His military awards include two bronze stars with one “V” device for valor in combat. He recently graduated from Harvard Business School and co-founded, a platform for the military community.

Marci Harris
Marci Harris (Civic Engagement Solutions), @marcidale

Marci Harris, CEO, of Civic Engagement Solutions, Inc., began her public service career as Tornado Recovery Coordinator for Jackson, TN working with private and public organizations and state, local and federal agencies to marshall resources and rebuild the town. In 2007, she became Tax, Trade, and Health Counsel to the Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means, serving as Committee lead for Medicare Program Integrity and Physician Payments Sunshine provisions of the House health reform bill. Frustration with the increasing volume of public input directed toward the legislature with no corresponding tool to track the influx led her to leave DC in February to develop the tool that will provide a Web 2.0 solution for the challenges that Web 2.0 has created... Read More.

Douglas Hassebrock (Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Assistant Director Douglas R. Hassebrock oversees the investigative efforts of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the Recovery Operations Center. Prior to the Recovery Act, Mr. Hassebrock was a Special Agent in Charge for the US Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General. In addition, as a former computer forensics investigator, he was Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the US Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, Technology Crimes Section.

Steve Herrod
Steve Herrod (VMware)

Steve Herrod is the Chief Technology Officer at VMware. As CTO, Steve helps drive the company’s technology strategy and works with the engineering teams towards continued delivery of innovative products. The greatest innovations push technology limits, but are also simple to use and elegantly accessible. Steve helps drive these advances directly and via members of the Office of the CTO.
Steve provides particular leadership around technology collaborations between VMware engineering and our partners and customers. He plays an integral role in VMware’s acquisition strategy as well as in VMware’s strategic partnerships. Recent focus areas have centered on the acquisition of SpringSource as well as our partnerships with and Google.

Steve was one of the first VMware engineering directors and remains... Read More.

Peter Ho
Peter Ho (Singapore)

Peter Ho Hak Ean is the Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs) of Singapore. He also holds the posts of Head, Civil Service, and Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination) in the Prime Minister’s Office. He began his career as a naval officer. After holding various command and staff appointments in the Singapore Armed Forces, he transferred to the Administrative Service and was appointed Deputy Secretary (Policy) in the Ministry of Defence, Singapore (MINDEF) in 1989. In 1990, he was posted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Secretary. In November 1995, he was appointed Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) in MINDEF, and in July 2000, he was appointed Permanent Secretary (Defence). He assumed the appointment of on 15 July 2004. Peter Ho has also... Read More.

Elizabeth Hochberg
Elizabeth Hochberg (General Services Administration), @SheofDC

Beth is a member of the General Law Division in the General Services Administration’s Office of General Counsel. She advises the agency in all areas of intellectual property, specializing in trademark, domain name, and media law. Beth is acknowledged as a leading legal expert and practitioner in the field of federal agency use of Gov 2.0. You can find her most places online as SheofDC.

Prior to earning her JD and LLM degrees in intellectual property law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center-UNH School of Law, Beth received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in piano performance from Kansas State University. She is the author of two books on intellectual property law and has released two CD’s of classical piano... Read More.

Clay Johnson
Clay Johnson (

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.

Thomas Kalil
Thomas Kalil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)

Thomas Kalil is currently serving as the Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council.

Kalil is on leave from UC Berkeley, where he was Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology. He was responsible for developing major new multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives at the intersection of information technology, nanotechnology, microsystems, and biology. He also conceived and launched a program called “Big Ideas @ Berkeley,” which provides support for multidisciplinary teams of Berkeley students that are interested in addressing economic and societal challenges such as clean energy, safe drinking water, and poverty alleviation.

In 2007 and 2008, Kalil was as the Chair of... Read More.

Steve Killelea
Steve Killelea (Institute for Economics and Peace)

Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace.

Chairman and Founder of Integrated Research Ltd, Steve Killelea has over 30 years experience in the information technology industry. Highly skilled in international marketing, business and product strategy, he has developed two highly profitable global companies with exceptional track records.

Steve’s first company, Software Products, developed and internationally marketed Tandem (now Hewlett Packard NonStop) software products and achieved NASDAQ listing before ultimately being acquired by BMC Software. Steve’s second venture, Integrated Research Ltd, is an Australian publicly-listed company (ASX:IRI) with an 18-year heritage of providing its PROGNOSIS performance monitoring software for business-critical computing and IP... Read More.

Vivek Kundra
Vivek Kundra (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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Peter Levin
Peter Levin (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Peter L. Levin was appointed senior adviser to the secretary, and chief technology officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs June 1, 2009. Levin’s job is to identify new technologies and promote innovations that will allow VA to serve veterans with higher reliability, greater accessibility, and reduced cost. He also acts as a liaison to key stakeholders, other federal agencies, and private sector partners.

Prior to joining VA, Levin worked as co-founder and chief executive of as semiconductor software firm, where he sat on the board of directors of several technology start-ups, such as NeoLinear Inc. and Astaro AG. He was also general partner of TVM and well as venture partner in Ventizz Capital–both Germany-based early-stage venture capital firms

During the Clinton administration, Levin... Read More.

Clare Lockhart
Clare Lockhart (The Institute for State Effectiveness)

Clare Lockhart is co-founder of ISE, an organization which focuses on the balance between state, market and civil society for the 21st century, and works to support transitions with tailored approaches in places ranging from Nepal and Afghanistan to Sudan and Haiti. She is co-author, with Ashraf Ghani, of Fixing Failed States, which set out a 10-function framework for measuring state accountability and proposed a new approach for addressing societies facing poverty and instability. She lived in Afghanistan for several years after 2001, and before that worked at the World Bank, and as a human rights barrister.

Carl Malamud
Carl Malamud (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.

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee (MIT Sloan School of Management), @amcafee

I’m a researcher, writer, and teacher about technology’s impact on the business world.

Andrew McLaughlin
Andrew McLaughlin (Executive Office of the President)

Andrew McLaughlin is Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. From November 2008-January 2009, Andrew served as a member of the Obama/Biden presidential transition team in Washington.

From 2004-2009 Director of Global Public Policy for Google Inc. From 1998-2005, Andrew was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. From 1999-2002, Andrew worked to launch and manage the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), serving as Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. ICANN is the Internet’s technical coordinating organization, overseeing its systems of unique identifiers, such as domain names and IP addresses.

From 2002-2003, Andrew taught at Harvard Law while working on Internet and telecom law reform projects in a number of developing countries, including... Read More.

Grant McLaughlin
Grant McLaughlin (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.

David McQueeney
David McQueeney (IBM Federal )

Dave McQueeney is the chief technology officer for IBM’s US federal
government unit. His team works with IBM’s federal clients and IBM’s
federal system integrator partners to provide technical leadership
across the domain of enterprise systems technology and architecture.

McQueeney’s background covers a wide range of disciplines ranging from
solid state physics, to high-speed interconnect design, to distributed
software development tools, to government-specific industry solutions.
He has spent half of his career as a researcher and research executive,
and half in IBM’s customer-facing units including global sales and
distribution, acting as the global government solutions general manager
and leader of the Federal Systems Integration services unit.

Prior to joining IBM’s Federal team, McQueeney led the Read More.

Steve Midgley
Steve Midgley (US Department of Education), @stevemidgley

Steve Midgley is the Deputy Director of Education Technology at the US Department of Education. His principal areas of focus are data transparency, digital interoperability and online learning. Prior to arriving at Education, he was the Director of Education at the FCC, where he headed the team which developed the Education chapter of the National Broadband Plan. Prior to government service he was the principal of Mixrun, a CTO consultancy for a number of for-profit and education sector organizations. Mixrun’s clients included California Department of Education’s project called Brokers of Expertise, which uses on-line and real world systems to share and build the expertise of educators. Steve also served as a Program Manager for the Stupski Foundation for six years, designing and implementing... Read More.

Ellen Miller
Ellen Miller (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.

Gregory Miller
Gregory Miller (Open Source Digital Voting Foundation), @OSDV

Greg is a Co-Executive Director of the OSDV Foundation. He brings 24+ years experience in the tech sector, divided between software development and technology business development. He is also a (non practicing) IP lawyer involved in Internet & technology public policy. His technical experience is in user interface, distributed computing, and digital security. He has significant product management/marketing experience in large firms and start-ups. He’s spent the past 7 years in VC sector advising start-up ventures. Greg’s interests in voting technology and digital democracy have become his pursuits.

Lesa Mitchell
Lesa Mitchell (Kauffman Foundation), @lesamitchell

Lesa Mitchell is a vice president with the Kauffman Foundation.
She has been responsible for the Foundation’s frontier work in understanding the policy levers that influence the advancement of innovation from universities into the commercial market and the new relationships between philanthropy and for profit companies. Under Mitchell’s leadership, the Foundation is defining and codifying alternative commercialization pathways, and identifying new models to foster innovation. Mitchell was instrumental in the founding of the Kauffman Innovation Network/ iBridge Network, the Translational Medicine Alliance, the National Academies-based University–Industry Partnership and leader in the replication of innovator-based mentor programs across the U.S. In addition, Mitchell serves on the boards of the Regenerative Medicine Foundation and the University of Kansas Institute for Commercialization.

Prior to joining Kauffman,... Read More.

Thor Muller
Thor Muller (Get Satisfaction)

Thor is CTO & co-founder of Get Satisfaction, a Web-based platform that powers over 35,000 customer communities. With its motto “Love Your Customers,” Get Satisfaction is a leader in empowering organizations to support and engage their customers on the social Web. As a serial entrepreneur he is the co-founder of Rubyred Labs, a web development firm specializing in social networks, and Trapezo, a venture-backed startup that made Web software for syndicating content, acquired by Perfect Commerce in 2002. Previously, he founded a pioneering Web development boutique, Prophet Communications, later acquired by Frog Design where he served as VP Digital Media.

Beth Noveck
Beth Noveck (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 (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 (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), @timoreilly

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.

Ory Okolloh
Ory Okolloh (Ushahdi), @ushahidi

Ms. Ory Okolloh the co-founder and Executive Director of Ushahidi. She also writes one of the most popular blogs in the Kenyan sphere at Kenyan Pundit and is the co-founder of Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament. Ory graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a frequent speaker at conferences including TED Global and Poptech on issues around citizen journalism, the role of technology in Africa, and the role of young people in reshaping the future of Africa.

Jennifer Pahlka
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), @pahlkadot

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for
America, which is dedicated to the idea that government can work for
the people, by the people, in the 21st century. She is an Ashoka
fellow, and received the Internet and Society Award from the Oxford
Internet Institute in 2012. Government Technology named her one of
2011’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public Sector Innovation and the
Huffington Post named her the top Game Changer in Business and
Technology the same year. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a
Better Government, and is a frequent speaker. Previously, she ran the
Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’ReillyRead More.

Todd Park
Todd Park (Health and Human Services)

Todd Park joined HHS as Chief Technology Officer in August 2009. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations. Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health... Read More.

Jules Polonetsky
Jules Polonetsky (Future of Privacy Forum), @JulesPolonetsky

Jules Polonetsky serves as executive director and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 110 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on big data, mobile, location, apps, the internet of things, wearables, de-identification, connected cars and student privacy.

His previous roles have included serving as chief privacy officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick; as consumer affairs commissioner for New York City; as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer; and as an attorney.

Jules serves on the... Read More.

John Porcari
John Porcari (Department of Transportation)

John D. Porcari became Deputy Secretary of Transportation on June 1, 2009.

As Deputy Secretary, Porcari serves as the Department’s chief operating officer with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and overseas.

Before becoming Deputy Secretary, Porcari had served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation since January 2007, a position he also held between 1999 and 2003. His accomplishments in that position include transforming the state’s capital program for transportation to require all projects to be consistent with the principles of smart growth, overseeing the $1.8 billion expansion of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and directing the state transportation system’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Between... Read More.

Dan Reed
Dan Reed (Microsoft)

Dan Reed is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Technology Strategy and Policy and Extreme Computing. Previously, he was the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as the Director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategy and Innovation for UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Reed has served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). As chair of PITAC’s computational science subcommittee, he was lead author of the report “Computational Science: Ensuring America’s Competitiveness.” On PCAST, he co-chaired the Networking and Information Technology subcommittee (with George Scalise of the Semiconductor Industry Association) and... Read More.

Judith Rodin
Judith Rodin (Rockefeller Foundation)

Judith Rodin is president of the Rockefeller Foundation. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania, the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution, and provost of Yale University. Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Dr. Rodin recalibrated its focus for the 21st century. Today, the Foundation supports and shapes innovations to ensure that more people can access globalization’s benefits and strengthen resilience to risks, affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to “promote the well-being” of humanity. Dr. Rodin is the author of more than 200 academic articles and wrote or co-wrote 12 books, including her most recent, The University & Urban Renewal: Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Streets.

Donna Roy
Donna Roy (DHS)

Ms. Roy serves as the CIO’s Executive for Information Sharing for the Department of Homeland Security. She is actively is engaged in helping DHS lay the foundation and building blocks for an information sharing environment and drives policy development for the CIO. She served as the Director of the Enterprise Architecture program where she was engaged in ensuring the optimization of the $6.4B IT spend for the Department. Ms. Roy joined the DHS OCIO in December of 2006 as the Director of the Enterprise Data Management Office. As the EDMO Director, she was responsible for the develop a DHS strategy for the management for all data collected, created, used, managed, maintained, shared and stored by DHS and sponsors... Read More.

Peter Schwartz
Peter Schwartz (Global Business Network)

Peter Schwartz is cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, a Monitor Group company, and a partner of the Monitor Group, a family of professional services firms devoted to enhancing client competitiveness. An internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, Peter specializes in scenario planning, working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. His current research and scenario work is particularly focused on climate change and national security issues, and also encompasses energy resources and the environment, technology, telecommunications and aerospace.

Peter is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council, the World Affairs Council and, in Singapore, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council.... Read More.

Jim Shelton
Jim Shelton (U.S. Department of Education)

Jim Shelton was appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary to run the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the US Department of Education in April of 2009. Immediately prior to joining ED, Jim was a Program Director for Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where, over 5.5 years, he oversaw education programs including Next Generation Models, School Replication, College Access and Scholarships, and numerous State and District partnerships. Jim began his career developing computer systems; and later became a senior consultant to CEOs and other for-profit and non-profit leaders while working for McKinsey & Company. He transitioned into education full-time as a private equity investor, which led him to co-found and lead a company with the mission of opening and running high quality schools in... Read More.

Kathy Sierra
Kathy Sierra (SeriousPony)

Kathy Sierra worked as a game programmer, interaction designer, and learning specialist (Sun Microsystems, UCLA Extension) before creating the best-selling Head First series for O’Reilly. She was the original creator of one of the largest software developer communities,

Bryan Sivak
Bryan Sivak (Government of the District of Columbia)

Bryan Sivak was appointed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on October 13, 2009 to the Cabinet post of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the District of Columbia. As CTO, Sivak leads the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), an organization of more than 500 staff that provides technology services and leadership for 86 agencies, 38,000 employees, residents, businesses and millions of visitors.

Sivak has over 15 years of experience in building software and internet technologies and organizations. In 2002, he founded and developed InQuira, Inc., a multi-national technology solutions company whose products are used at top private and public sector organizations including Bank of America, UK Ministry of Defence, Nokia and T-Mobile. During his tenure, he oversaw every aspect of the... Read More.

Walton Smith
Walton Smith (Booz Allen Hamilton), @walton3

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.

Bern Szukalski

Bern Szukalski has a degree in Biology and Chemistry and a background in both environmental consulting and biomedical research. A love of maps eventually led him to Esri in 1986 where he began his geospatial career as an applications specialist working on the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison and CIA World DataBank projects.
Over the past 25 years at Esri he has held a variety of positions and served in many different roles, covering a broad spectrum of GIS implementation and software development projects. Bern is currently a product strategist and technical evangelist, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and GIS capabilities.

James Taylor (Department of Labor)

James L. Taylor was confirmed by the United States Senate as the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Labor on June 22, 2010. Prior to this position, he served as Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security, where he assisted the Inspector General in managing over 600 auditors, inspectors, and investigators. From 1999-2005, Mr. Taylor was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Commerce, where he successfully implemented the department’s first integrated financial management system and earned its first clean audit opinion. Prior to his position at Commerce, Mr. Taylor served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA), where he helped transform FEMA’s financial operations to more effectively support the agency’s disaster response activities,... Read More.

Jim Traficant
Jim Traficant (Harris Healthcare Solutions)

Jim Traficant is vice president and senior executive account manager (SEAM) for Healthcare Solutions, Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD). In this capacity, he reports to the group president.

As a two-time liver transplant survivor, Mr. Traficant is passionate about transforming healthcare. Healthcare Solutions is delivering the full value of Harris to the healthcare industry, providing enterprise imaging, information and communications technology, infrastructure, and informatics to government and commercial healthcare organizations.

Mr. Traficant has over 20 years of business development and operational leadership experience in both government and commercial markets. He previously served as vice president of Programs and Business Development for Harris IT Services and division vice president of Business Development for GCSD.

Prior to Harris, Mr. Traficant served as the executive... Read More.

Steven VanRoekel
Steven VanRoekel (Federal Communications Commission)

Steven VanRoekel is Managing Director for the FCC where he oversees all operational aspects of the agency as well as the agency’s use of technology and new media for communications. Mr. VanRoekel joined the FCC in June 2009. Prior to the FCC, Mr. VanRoekel had over 18 years of Information Technology and management experience and was most recently an executive in the Windows Server and Tools division at Microsoft Corporation. Mr. VanRoekel held various positions in his 15 years at Microsoft, including managing Microsoft’s cross-industry Web Services effort and serving as Speech and Strategy Assistant to Bill Gates.

Padmasree Warrior
Padmasree Warrior (Cisco Systems, Inc. )

Padmasree Warrior is Cisco Systems’ Chief Technology Officer. As CTO,
she is responsible for helping drive the
company’s technological innovations and strategy, and works closely with
its senior executive team and board of
directors to align these efforts with Cisco’s corporate goals. As an
evangelist for what’s possible, she pushes the
organization to stretch beyond its current capabilities – not just in
technology, but also in its strategic partnerships
and new business models.

Warrior joined Cisco in 2007. Prior to that, she was the CTO at
Motorola, where she led a team of 26,000
engineers and directed Motorola Labs, with an annual R&D budget of $3.7
billion. Over the course of her... Read More.

Michele WeslanderQuaid

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.

Harlan Yu
Harlan Yu (Princeton University)

Harlan Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. His primary research interests include computer security, privacy and open government. He is a co-author of “Government Data and the Invisible Hand” published in 2008 by the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, and is one of the creators of RECAP, a tool that helps the public liberate federal court documents from PACER. In 2009, he and his colleagues developed, a new collaborative interface to the Federal Register. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) from UC Berkeley in 2004 and his M.A. in Computer Science from Princeton in 2006.

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