First-Hand Cloud Computing Government Success Stories and Lessons Learned to be Showcased at Gov 2.0 Expo

NASA, State of California, City of Los Angeles, U.S. Army Among Featured Government Speakers

Apr 27, 2010

  Highlights/Key Facts:
  --  With cloud computing playing a big role in the Obama Administration's
      new FY2011 budget and federal CIO Vivek Kundra contending the U.S.
      government can acquire technology faster and at lower cost through
      cloud computing, leaders in the public and private sectors are more
      than ever working closely to use cloud computing as a strategic IT
      tool to help transform government and make them more effective and
  --  Co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, Gov 2.0 Expo will
      be held May 25-27, 2010 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
      in Washington, D.C.
  --  Under the track Cloud Computing and Security, Gov 2.0 Expo will
      showcase the latest trends and success stories on how government is
      already making these benefits a reality, such as:
      --  NASA's CIO Linda Cureton will discuss how cloud computing and
          social media are empowering the space organization to become more
          efficient, save money, get citizens excited about their agency,
          and ultimately accomplish more missions.
      --  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn Lawson, director, eServices for the Office
          of the CIO, State of California, will discuss how government
          policies need to adapt to implement new service models, such as
          cloud computing and SaaS, and social networking tools like Twitter
          and Facebook.
      --  The City of Los Angeles is one of the nation's first deployments
          of cloud computing for a local government. The City's CTO Randi
          Levin will share:
          --  How the cloud is enabling cost-savings and a more efficient
              workplace, joined by Google Enterprise's Dave Girouard and
              O'Reilly Media, Inc.'s Tim O'Reilly,
          --  Insights into the decision to move to the cloud, including the
              ways that the change in IT infrastructure model could
              potentially benefit city government and citizens.
      --  NASA Ames Research Center's CIO Chris Kemp will share how its
          organization implemented the Nebula project, an open source cloud
          computing platform, to further innovation, promote transparency
          and enable federal agencies engage with the public more
      --  Brookings Institution's vice president and director of governance
          studies Darrell West will be joined by Mike Krieger, deputy CIO of
          the U.S. Army, and Carolyn Lawson, CIO, Public Utilities
          Commission, State of California, to address the business value
          government agencies can find in deploying cloud computing.
      --  Brad Smith, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and
          Corporate Affairs, Microsoft will be addressing cloud computing
          implications for governments.

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