Schedule: Government 2.0 sessions

The success of the Obama campaign using new media and participatory democracy techniques has set high expectations for those same techniques being used in actual governing. We believe the principles and practices of Web 2.0 can help bring increased government transparency, public involvement and reduced cost to government. The Government 2.0 track seeks to help the Web 2.0 community understand how they can bring their skills and knowledge to bear on this critical problem, whether as individuals seeking to enable change or companies looking for a new business opportunity.

This track is open to all Web 2.0 Expo attendees

Location: 2014 Level:
Andrew McLaughlin (Executive Office of the President)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
The potential for Government 2.0 is both real and exciting: technology-wise, we can now cheaply and efficiently enable a government that is transparent, participatory, collaborative, and effective. But there are some very real, very stubborn obstacles in the form of outdated laws, regulations, and policies. Andrew will outline these barriers, and set forth an agenda for reform. Read more.
Location: 2014 Level:
Carolyn Lawson (State of California), Adrian Farley (Office of the CIO of California)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Public sector agencies spend billions of dollars each year on contracts with IT providers, small and large. And with the changes in Washington and at the state level, there is a greater interest than ever in Web 2.0 tools and technologies in government. How do you participate in those opportunities? Read more.
Location: 2014 Level:
Clay Johnson (
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
We have a unique opportunity now, as developers and designers to change our Government. From the FEC to, new sources of data are beginning to pour out of Capitol Hill and state houses across the country. What kind of opportunities arise? But how do we developers use our skills to make this data compelling, useful and open. Read more.
Location: 2014 Level:
Jascha Franklin-Hodge (Blue State Digital)
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 13 ratings)
Marketers and activists alike have taken notice of the strategies and tactics that helped put Barack Obama in the White House. Jascha will discuss the tools and techniques used by the presidential campaign’s record breaking online efforts. Read more.
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Ascentium
  • Awareness
  • HiveLive, Inc.
  • ImageSpan
  • Jive Software
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Keynote Systems
  • LithiumTechnologies
  • Nokia
  • nomee
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Remy
  • TamTamy
  • Vignette
  • Yola (fka SynthaSite)
  • Znak
  • IBM
  • eBay
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • EffectiveUI
  • Germany Trade & Invest
  • NeuStar
  • ONEsite

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Natalia Dugandzic

Media Sponsor Opportunities

Matthew Balthazor

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