OGI Conference: Recommended for enterprise CTOs in the federal space

June 27, 2009
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The next big Gov2.0 event is the 21-22 July 2009 Open Government & Innovations Conference (OGI).  The list of speakers includes some of the greats from the federal IT scene, including:

Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO
Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO
Tim O’Reilly, Visionary of the Web2.0 movement
David Weinberger, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
David Wennergren, ASD NII and DoD CIO
Michael Wertheimer, CTO, ODNI
Lovisa Williams, Senior Technology Advisor, State Department
Robert Carey, CIO, USN
Colleen Coggins, Architect, Department of Interior
Sean Dennehy, Intellipedia and Enteprise 2.0 Evangelist, CIA
Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, GSA
Debra Fillippi, Information Sharing Executive, DoD
Jack Holt, Strategist for Emerging Media, DoD
Jeffrey Levy, Director of Web Communications, EPA,
Col Robert Morris, US Army

Topic, besides some incredible keynotes, include Web2.0 and National Security, Cross Agency Collaboration, Health IT, Openess and Information Sharing, Citizen Engagement, Transparency, Data Visualization and many others.

I’ll be speaking on a panel at 10:15 on the 21st on the topic of Web2.0 and National Security.  Panelists include Mark Drapeau, a published expert

The next big Gov2.0 event is the 21-22 July 2009 Open Government & Innovations Conference (OGI).  The list of speakers includes some of the greats from the federal IT scene, including:

Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO
Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO
Tim O’Reilly, Visionary of the Web2.0 movement
David Weinberger, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
David Wennergren, ASD NII and DoD CIO
Michael Wertheimer, CTO, ODNI
Lovisa Williams, Senior Technology Advisor, State Department
Robert Carey, CIO, USN
Colleen Coggins, Architect, Department of Interior
Sean Dennehy, Intellipedia and Enteprise 2.0 Evangelist, CIA
Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, GSA
Debra Fillippi, Information Sharing Executive, DoD
Jack Holt, Strategist for Emerging Media, DoD
Jeffrey Levy, Director of Web Communications, EPA,
Col Robert Morris, US Army

Topic, besides some incredible keynotes, include Web2.0 and National Security, Cross Agency Collaboration, Health IT, Openess and Information Sharing, Citizen Engagement, Transparency, Data Visualization and many others.

I’ll be speaking on a panel at 10:15 on the 21st on the topic of Web2.0 and National Security.  Panelists include Mark Drapeau, a published expert on the topic, Lin Wells, one of the most influential people in the national security space, and Lewis Shepherd of Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Government.  I enjoy learning from all these guys and think they will make a good panel.  I’m wondering how they will respond to a new thesis I’m working on: the observation that just because you give Web2.0 tools to people it doesn’t mean they will use them.  We learned a similar lessons with information sharing.  Just because you connect everyone and give them interoperable tools does not mean they will collaborate.  They have to want to collaborate. If that thesis is correct, then giving everyone in the national security community access to web2.0 tools inside their firewall or not, will not mean the culture will change.  Those that want to collaborate and share will make great use of those tools.  Those that don’t want collaborate and share will not.  This means web2.0 will not make a difference for national security till we work some big cultural issues in the community (maybe that is just a blinding flash of the obvious.  Maybe that is a point of this conference).

Please check out the conference at opengovinnovations.com

Cheers,
Bob

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