Schedule: Fueling the Innovation Economy sessions

Real innovation doesn’t just mean tinkering around the edges. It means remembering your goals, and finding a new way to get there. In this series of sessions, we’ll explore some of the most exciting new sources of innovation, and how they can be harnessed by government.

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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Aneesh Chopra (The Advisory Board Company), Vivek Kundra (Office of Management and Budget)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
President Obama elevated the importance of technology, data and innovation with the appointment of a national CTO and CIO. The two leaders will share their vision for technological innovation, public sector excellence, and the application of technology in national priorities like health IT, smart grid and education. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Bev Godwin (U.S. General Services Administration)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
How is government taking citizen engagement beyond public dialogs to co-creation? Innovation challenges and prizes harness the innovative spirit of America, and GSA is providing tools to make it EASY. Bev Godwin, Director of New Media and Citizen Engagement in GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies will show you how. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Jim Shelton (U.S. Department of Education)
Jim Shelton, the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, and Director of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, brings a decidedly Gov2.0 perspective to the Department of Education. He heads up the Innovation Fund for the Department and has some excellent ideas for breathing new life into education. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Brad Feld (Foundry Group)
Colorado venture capitalist Brad Feld, one of the co-founders of StartupVisa.com, will share with us stories of immigrant entrepreneurs and the positive impact they can have on our economy. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Sean Greene (U.S. Small Business Administration. )
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Ample evidence shows that entrepreneurs and small businesses are the primary drivers of innovation and job creation in the economy. When job creation matters more than ever, what role is there for the federal government? How can the government encourage more startups, or help companies scale and grow faster? Is it possible for the government to be more entrepreneurial? Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
John seely Brown (Deloitte Center for the Edge)
Legendary technology visionary John Seely Brown talks about the new innovation paradigm, explaining how talented individuals use the latest social technologies to find and attract people and resources they need to help them achieve their goals, and pull from within themselves the highest performance. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Dale Dougherty (Make/O'Reilly Media)
Dale Dougherty, publisher of Make: Magazine and the wildly popular Maker Faire events, which draw hundreds of thousands of people to a festival of Do-It-Yourself science and technology innovation, will talk about his vision for turbocharging science, technology, and math education. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
June Cohen (TED Conferences)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
With more than 100 million viewers of more than 700 electrifying lectures, TED has grown into far more than a gathering for the best and brightest from the world of science, technology, design, and social innovation. Executive VP June Cohen, who masterminded the TED video program, will talk about how to leverage technology for public education on a grand scale. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Karen Cator (US Department of Education)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Education Technology at the US Department of Education. She has been focused on the future of learning for most of her career in both the public and shares her public and private sector experience with us. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Elizabeth Hochberg (General Services Administration)
The adoption of social media and Web platforms by the federal government has accelerated rapidly over recent years. Underneath that growth, however, has been a complex dance of legal navigation, including contracts, service level agreements, copyrights, trademarks and more. Read more.
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  • Google
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  • Intel
  • NIC
  • Omidyar Network
  • Salesforce.com
  • Telligent
  • Safari Books Online

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Rob Koziura at (415) 947-6111 or email rkoziura@techweb.com

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