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O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb Announce Gov 2.0 Summit

Press release: June 30, 2010

Organizers Release Initial Speaking Lineup of Key Influencers Stimulating Change in Government

San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2010—O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Gov 2.0 Expo events, today announce Gov 2.0 Summit and release the lineup of industry influencers hitting the keynote stage. Momentum from the recent Gov 2.0 Expo, along with the success of Gov 2.0 Summit last year, brings this important group of government leaders and innovators of the Web together again to explore how technology enables transparency, participation, collaboration, and efficiency at all levels of government. Gov 2.0 Summit will take place September 7-8, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC. For more information visit "This year Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 brings together critical leaders and decision makers refining the concept of government-as-platform and exploring the ways in which it can be used for transformation," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media. "Gov 2.0 is about creating a community of Gov 2.0 leaders who can push change forward and outward year-round, answering the President's call to strengthen our democracy."

The preliminary list of speakers will grow as organizers continue building the event and currently includes:

  • Karen Cator, US Department of Education
  • June Cohen, TED Conferences
  • Elizabeth Coleman, Bennington College
  • Dale Dougherty, Make/O'Reilly Media
  • Nicholas Gruen, Government 2.0 Taskforce (Australia)
  • David Hale, National Institutes of Health
  • Steve Herrod, VMware
  • Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org
  • Clare Lockhart,Institute for State Effectiveness
  • Gregory Miller, Open Source Digital Voting Foundation
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Todd Park, Health and Human Services
  • John Seely Brown, Deloitte Center for the Edge
  • Jim Shelton, U.S. Department of Education
  • Kathy Sierra, Creating Passionate Users
  • Bryan Sivak, Government of the District of Columbia
  • Jim Traficant, Healthcare Solutions, Government Communications Systems Division
  • Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Harlan Yu, Princeton University

Modeled after UBM TechWeb and O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Summit, the Gov 2.0 Summit will be limited in size, and focused on strategy and networking. The format will be a two-day executive-level conference featuring talk-show style interviews with senior officials and executives, ground-breaking case studies and networking events. Additional information on Gov 2.0 Summit content, registration information, and promotional opportunities available at

Gov 2.0 Summit is an exclusive gathering of technology and government leadership focused on fostering thought leadership and driving forward progress in government technology policy. The Gov 2.0 Summit is a companion event to the annual Gov 2.0 Expo. Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 proudly presents Diamond sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton and Gold sponsor Microsoft.

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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