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Virtual Event: "Open for Outcomes: Leveraging Information for Prosperity", 14 Dec 2011

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@webfoundation.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:53:06 -0200
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Hi all and sorry for cross-posting,

I was invited to participate at a virtual event organized by the IBM Institute for Business Value that I think it might be of interest to this community. I'm attaching information below. Attendance is free but you have to register in advance.


"Open for Outcomes: Leveraging Information for Prosperity"
December 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST.

* Lynn Reyes, Public Sector Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value
* José M. Alonso, Open Data Program Manager, Web Foundation
* Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications, Kenya
* U.S. Federal Government representative tbc
* Sietze Dijkstra, Global Government Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Fiscal and economic uncertainty is growing.  Even as governments scramble to cut costs, they are seeking new recipes to kick-start new economic growth.  They may already have one.

A new report on this issue by the IBM Institute for Business Value says that if we think about it differently, “opening up” to leverage information and intelligence might just give governments the opportunity to drive outcomes like innovation, jobs, new economic growth with citizens, while avoiding costs.  But “open” can mean something different to each government around the world, and at each level of government.  It’s time to reset the perspective and “open” for outcomes.

Join us on December 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EST, in a webcast where you will hear the highlights from one of the authors.  You also will hear from innovative leaders as they share the steps they took to "open up", the results they achieved and lessons they have learned and what they think needs to happen next.  Their experiences will enrich the discussion and, we hope, stimulate your own creative actions.

Top Reasons to Attend:
* Learn about a historic and global trend of "open" in government.  How it's evolved, how government leaders and citizens are reviewing and rethinking "open government" and "open data"
* Hear directly from government leaders and thought leaders who are already on their journey on the "open" road
* Clarify perceptions and misinterpretations around "open government"
* Network with industry experts, partners and your peers real-time within a virtual environment


Jose M. Alonso
Program Manager, Open Data
World Wide Web Foundation
email: josema@webfoundation.org
twitter: @josemalonso
skype: josema.alonso
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