Public Sector Leaders in Open Government, Collaboration, and Social Networking to Gather Under One Roof at Gov 2.0 Expo

The White House, State Department, NASA, Defense, Navy, CIA, Health and Human Services, Government of Ontario, Canada to Take the Stage

May 5, 2010

  Highlights/Key Facts:
  --  Gov 2.0 Expo will gather technology leaders and visionaries from
      government and industry to share the latest innovations, lessons
      learned and best practices shaping social networking and collaboration
      in government.
  --  Co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, Gov 2.0 Expo will
      be held on May 25-27, 2010 in the Walter E. Washington Convention
      Center in Washington, D.C.
  --  Under the theme "Participation, Collaboration, and Transformation",
      the event will provide government employees, contractors, and members
      of the press access to practical business and technical tools,
      in-depth training, and industry contacts needed to transform the 21st
      century government.
  --  Learn best practices under the Social Networks and Collaboration
      --  The White House's deputy new media director Cammie Croft will
          explore the ways government agencies can use new media tools to
          connect with citizens through online communities, providing better
          access and transparency to government services.
      --  U.S. Department of Defense's new technology strategist John Ohab
          will share how the military is using social media tools to
          creatively engage citizens, promote public participation, and
          dissolve myths that may hinder those interested in science
      --  Department of the Navy's Scott McIlnay will talk about how its
          organization is using Facebook to build trust and partnerships
          among NGOs in horn of Africa.
      --  Human and Health Services' Miguel Gomez will share lessons learned
          from and collaboration with federal and community
      --  Government of Ontario, Canada's David Tallan will talk about best
          practices from implementing an open, enterprise social media
          platform within government.
      --  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s Carmen Medina will discuss the
          power of social networks in high reliability, high risk
      --  NASA Ames Research Center's Robbie Schingler will talk about the
          creation of a community to use IT solutions, data, and
          distribution to create timely tools to save lives and promote
          human prosperity.
      --  State Department's senior adviser on innovation Alec Ross will
          speak about how traditional organizations can implement new ideas
          and interesting technologies to engage people around the globe in
          meaningful ways.
  --  Additionally, Gov 2.0 Expo will also have sessions on Cloud Computing
      and Security, Emerging Technologies, Agile Government, and Open Data
      and Web Services.
  --  Select government and industry keynote speakers include Gary
      Vaynerchuk, partner and co-founder, VaynerMedia, Sonal Shah, White
      House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and Price
      Floyd, Department of Defense.

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  --  YouTube video on "Gov 2.0, The Platform for Change" by Tim O'Reilly:

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