A DIALOGUE ON OPENING GOVERNMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Can Open Data Drive Innovation?
Friday Morning, June 10, 2011
Can Open Data Drive Innovations in Government and Society?
SPECIAL GUEST HOST
Rachel Sterne: Chief Digital Officer/NYC Digital
Rachel Sterne is the City's first Chief Digital Officer at NYC Digital, a role established by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Katherine Oliver, with the goal of improving communication with residents and businesses by enhancing government transparency and working closely with digital media.
Daniel is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning TV correspondent/host/author whose work across four continents has appeared on CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, BBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, NPR, PBS, CNET, Discovery Networks, Oprah, Details, The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and countless publications. His new book The Digital Diet was released in May (Crown/Three Rivers).
Girish Chhugani, Senior Advisor to Commissioner,
DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City’s residents, businesses, employees and visitors.
Center for Technology in Government/University at Albany/SUNY
The mission of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany is to foster public sector innovation, enhance capability, generate public value, and support good governance.
Andrew Hoppin, Founder
New Amsterdam Ideas and former CIO NYS Senate
New Amsterdam Ideas LLC is a New York-based company working on projects aimed at radically accelerating public access to government data and saving costs without sacrificing performance through open-source, mobile and cloud technology innovation. We work across multiple political geographies to improve government transparency, citizen participation and operational efficiency through affordable technology.
Open Government Coordinator at OpenPlans/Civic Commons
Phil helps to facilitate collaboration between cities and other government bodies on the development of open standards and best practices for civic technology and open government initiatives. Phil helped launch the non-profit Civic Commons with a focus on developing a community knowledgebase around civic technology. He has also been leading the development of the Open311 standard so that cities can leverage web enabled 311 services in an open and interoperable way.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:30AM
THE PROGRAM BEGINS AT 8:15AM
AND CONCLUDES AT 9:45AM