O’Reilley Media Inc. and UBM TechWeb, the co-producers of the annual events Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0, has just announced the new line-up of influential people who will take on the center stage of the conference. Some of the key figures of the state will be joining the industry’s heavyweights such as Cisco, Microsoft, VMWare, Palantir, among others to create and develop the future of the technology policy.
The theme of Gov 2.0’s event is “Opening the Door to Innovation” that will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC on September 7-8, 2010.
The speakers for the event are already lined-up and the list is currently added by some key figures in the industry. Included in the list are Mark Alfred, the co-founder and CEO of BrighScope; Osama Bedier, VP of Platform, and Mobile and New Ventures; Mark Bolgiano, the CEO of XBRL and US; Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology of the US Department of Education; June Cohen, the Executive Producer of TED Conferences; Greg Elin, Assisting Managing Director New Media of Federal Communications Commission among others. Some of the officers from the House, and heads and successful graduate students from Universities are also included in the list.
The entire event for this year will be focused in learning about the latest technology and its applications, and breaking the barriers of its adoption. Leaders from the industry and private sectors will come together to “highlight technology and ideas that can be applied to the nation’s great challenges in areas as diverse as education, health care, energy, jobs, and financial reform. The event will also “uncover unique opportunities to rethink how government agencies perform their mission and serve the citizens.”
Gov 2.0 will only be focusing on strategy and networking that features “insightful on-stage interviews with senior officials and executives, ground-breaking case studies and networking events.”