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

From: Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:21:28 -0500
To: "'Jose M. Alonso'" <josema@webfoundation.org>, <open-government@lists.okfn.org>, "'W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003c01cca523$6e8d8ab0$4ba8a010$@cox.net>

Thanks for sending this. I noticed an U.S. Federal Government representative
tbc and wondered who that was since I have done something recently that
relates to this based on IBM Center for Business of Government Work at:
nment/ and


Dr. Brand Niemann
Director and Senior Data Scientist
Semantic Community

-----Original Message-----
From: Jose M. Alonso [mailto:josema@webfoundation.org] 
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:53 AM
To: open-government@lists.okfn.org WG List; W3C eGov Interest Group (All)
Subject: Virtual Event: "Open for Outcomes: Leveraging Information for
Prosperity", 14 Dec 2011

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
* Josť 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

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
Received on Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:22:20 UTC

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