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CTG Web News Volume XIV, Issue 11
Sent: Tue, 31 May 2011 13:35:00 EST

CTG SPONSORING PANEL ON OPEN GOVERNMENT AT INTERNET WEEK

Date/Time: Friday, June 10, 2011 | 8:15-9:45 a.m (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
Location: The Samsung Experience at Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle/3rd Floor, NYC

CTG is partnering with Sobel Media to sponsor a panel, "A Dialogue on Opening Government Through Technology: Can Open Data Drive Innovation?" as part of this year's Internet Week New York. Panelists from academia, government, and the private sector will discuss some of the threshold questions about the value of open government and data.

Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer/NYC Digital, is the event's special host and the panel moderator is Daniel Sieberg, author of "The Digital Diet." Panelists include: Theresa Pardo, Director, CTG; Girish Chhugani, Senior Advisor to Commissioner, NYC Department of IT and Telecommunications; Andrew Hoppin, Founder, New Amsterdam Ideas and former CIO NYS Senate; and James Hendler, Director, Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

More details >> http://conta.cc/jPt0a5

OPENGOV CAMP NYC

Date/Time: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, NYC

This is a one day conversation on how participation builds transparency to deliver efficiency. The organizers are a community of doers and decision-makers talking about what works-and what doesn't. OpenGov is open to anyone who is excited about transparency and technology in government; whether you are a developer, journalist, activist, organizer or government employee, you should attend.

The day will focus on three questions:
  • Where is "local" Open Government going?
  • How can we deepen the knowledge of what Open Government can be?
  • What are the social and technical tools affecting Open Government's development?
OpenGov is being hosted this year in conjunction with Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) 2011, a global conference exploring and analyzing technology's impact on politics and government.

More details >> http://opengovnyc.org/