Launched in an effort to bring together government leaders and Web 2.0 innovators to build “a 21st-century government,” improve transparency and efficiency, Gov 2.0 Expo has announced a selection of its key speakers, topics and themes.
Held May 25-27 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the expo aims to showcase the real-world application of Web 2.0 technologies in government and municipal sectors.
“There has been a revolution in the private sector, with new technologies including cloud computing, web services, mobile devices, social media, and open data bringing unprecedented new services to individuals,” said Tim O’Reilly, CEO and founder of O’Reilly Media, which co-produces the event. “The Government 2.0 Expo is the place to understand how these technologies can be applied to advance the mission of government agencies.”
The Gov 2.0 Expo themes and topics include cloud computing, cybersecurity, Web 2.0 tools, business intelligence and open systems/open source. Some of the featured speakers include Dave Girouard, president of Google Enterprise; Linda Cureton, NASA CIO; Bill Eggers, Deloitte director; Price B. Floyd, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs; and Clay Johnson, Sunlight Labs director.
“Google is dedicated to making innovative cloud computing applications available to government agencies and organizations everywhere,” said Dan Israel of Google Federal. “Working with Gov 2.0 Expo helps us empower government employees with tools they can use to enact real change, real cost savings and real collaboration both internally and with the citizens they serve.”