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Fwd: MEDIA ADVISORY: Realizing Government Transparency and Openness Through Standard Web Technologies

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:13:08 +0100
Message-Id: <49B12863-F89E-44EB-80B7-D28D6565C1DE@w3.org>
To: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Chairs and me have been working with W3C Communications on this over  
the last couple days to help get the word out about our meeting. It's  
out now.

-- Jose

Inicio del mensaje reenviado:
> Reenviado por: w3c-news@w3.org
> De: Marie-Claire Forgue <mcf@w3.org>
> Fecha: 25 de febrero de 2009 18:01:25 GMT+01:00
> Para: w3c-news@w3.org
> Asunto: MEDIA ADVISORY: Realizing Government Transparency and  
> Openness  Through  Standard Web Technologies
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/49A57965.4050808@w3.org>
> MEDIA ADVISORY: Realizing Government Transparency and Openness  
> Through Standard Web Technologies
> W3C eGovernment Stakeholder Meeting Welcomes IT and Policy  
> Representatives from Government and Industry to Washington, DC March  
> 12-13, 2009
> Web Ressources:
> ---------------
> This press release:
>  in English: http://www.w3.org/2009/02/eGov-mediaadvisory.html.en
> W3C eGov open meeting:
>    http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/F2F2
> W3C eGovernment Activity:
>    http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/
> http://www.w3.org/ -- 25 February 2009 -- The World Wide Web  
> Consortium's eGovernment Interest Group will hold a special  
> stakeholder meeting hosted by the American Institute of Architects  
> on 12-13 March in Washington, DC to address the goals, benefits and  
> limitations of implementing electronic government. The two-day  
> meeting provides a global forum for IT and policy representatives  
> from government and industry to address the political, legal,  
> financial, and social factors that impact the successful  
> implementation of open government initiatives. The goal of the forum  
> is to document progressive solutions for electronic government as  
> well as to develop a road map for developing Web standards to  
> realize open and interoperable solutions.
> Representatives from global government organizations and private  
> industry will hear presentations from Ellen Miller, co-founder and  
> executive director of the Sunlight Foundation; John Sheridan, Head  
> of e-Services and Strategy for The National Archives of the United  
> Kingdom; Kevin Novak, Vice President, Integrated Web Strategy and  
> Technology, The American Institute of Architects, and Jose M.  
> Alonso, W3C eGovernment Activity Lead and CTIC Fellow based in Spain.
> In addition to presentations, the meeting will focus discussions on  
> use cases and potential road maps related to the following topics:
>    * Government transparency, openness and interoperability of data;
>    * Citizen participation and engagement with government information;
>    * Use of social media among governments and citizenry; and
>    * Incorporation of standard technologies to reduce costs and  
> increase productivity of information technologies.
> These subjects are particularly timely for many government  
> representatives in the United States, who are tasked with the Obama  
> Administration's new policies towards openness and transparency in  
> government.
> Since its creation in June 2008, the W3C eGovernment Activity fills  
> a distinct gap in the Web and technology standards space. The group  
> focuses on the unique and diverse needs of governments throughout  
> the developed and developing World in enabling electronic service  
> and information delivery, as well as providing opportunities for  
> discovery, interaction and participation.
> Advance registration for the W3C eGov open meeting is required and  
> seating is limited. For more information, please contact Jose M.  
> Alonso, W3C eGovernment Activity Lead.
> Briefings for the news media are available. Please send inquiries to  
> the W3C press requests list at w3t-pr@w3.org.
> Press Contacts:
> ---------------
> Contact Americas, Australia -- Ian Jacobs, <ian@w3.org>,  
> +1.718.260.9447
> Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East -- Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org 
> >, +33.492.38.75.94
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