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O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb Launch Gov 2.0 Expo 2010, Announce Program and Keynotes

March 23, 2010

Event Brings Together Government Leaders and Web 2.0 Innovators to Build a 21st Century Government

Sebastopol, CA, March 23, 2010 - Today Gov 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, provides a first glance at the key speakers, topics, and themes that apply technology best practices to improve transparency, efficiency, and cost containment in government programs. Gov 2.0 Expo will give government employees and contractors access to the practical tools, in-depth training, and new technologies needed to build a 21st century government. Gov 2.0 Expo will take place May 25-27, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. For more information visit www.gov2expo.com

"Government has an extraordinary responsibility to harness the best, most efficient systems for delivering citizen services and overcoming the barriers of complexity and bureaucracy," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media. "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. The Government 2.0 Expo is the place to understand how these technologies can be applied to advance the mission of government agencies."

Gov 2.0 Expo themes and topics include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Open Data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Management
  • Collaboration Systems
  • IT Services & Interoperability
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Open Systems/Open Source
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Web Services
  • Business Intelligence

Gov 2.0 Expo announces the following featured speakers:

  • Dave Girouard, President, Google Enterprise
  • Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Consortium Director
  • danah boyd, Microsoft Research
  • Linda Cureton, NASA CIO
  • Jack Dangermond, ESRI Founder and President
  • Anil Dash, Expert Labs
  • Mary Davie, General Services Administration Assistant Commissioner
  • Bill Eggers, Deloitte Director and author of the book, Government 2.0
  • Price Floyd, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
  • Clay Johnson, Sunlight Labs Director
  • Jeff Jonas, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Scientist IBM Entity Analytics
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc. Founder and CEO
  • Jay Parkinson, The Future Well Partner and Co-Founder
  • Alec Ross, State Department Senior Adviser on Innovation
  • Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia Partner and Co-founder

"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."

The Gov 2.0 Expo is a companion event to the annual Gov 2.0 Summit. Gov 2.0 Expo brings together the broader ecosystem actively involved in the day-to-day management of government IT systems —IT management, developers, designers and technologists, from all levels of government and industry. Gov 2.0 Summit will take place September 7-8th in Washington DC and is an exclusive gathering of technology and government leadership focused on fostering thought leadership and driving forward progress in government technology policy.

Gov 2.0 Expo 2010 features a large and comprehensive expo, showcasing exhibitors including Platinum sponsors Adobe; ESRI, Microsoft and Palantir Technologies; Gold sponsor Google; and Silver Sponsors EffectiveUI, JackBe, NIC, OpenText, Sapient, Spigit and and Synteractive/Smartronix.

Early registration for Gov 2.0 Expo 2010 has opened at: www.gov2expo.com

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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