Monday, March 1, 2010

Open Government in the Digital Age Summit: tentative agenda

Last week, I posted registration information for the Open Government in the Digital Age Summit, which the New York State Chief Information Officer/Office for Technology and the New York State Archives are hosting in Albany on Friday, 19 March 2010 in Albany.

If you're interested in electronic records, government openness, and the relationship between the two and can arrange to be in New York State's Capital District on 19 March, I strongly encourage you to attend this free event. We're still confirming a couple of speakers, but those we have lined up really are first-rate. Archivists and records managers will be particularly pleased to note that David Ferriero, the 10th Archivist of the United States, will deliver the opening address and that Cal Lee of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science will take part in the discussion on the archival implications of government openness. Moreover, I've heard several of the other confirmed speakers at other events and can promise that they'll have interesting things to say on 19 March.

Here's the tentative agenda for the Summit, which is also available online:

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
  • Susan E. Beaudoin, Counsel, CIO/OFT: Introduction of the State CIO
  • Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer/Director of Office for Technology: Introduction of U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer
9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Guest Speaker, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
  • Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Geof Huth, Director of Government Record Services, New York State Archives: Introduction of the State Archivist
  • Christine Ward, New York State Archivist: Remarks and Introduction of David S. Ferriero
10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m
  • Guest Speaker, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL) where he developed the library’s digital strategy. Before joining the NYPL, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University libraries.
11:10 a.m.– 11:20 a.m.
  • Break
11:20 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion: "Meaning of Open Government in the Digital Age"
  • Susan E. Beaudoin, Counsel, CIO/OFT, moderator
  • Andrew Hoppin, CIO, New York State Senate
  • Sam Litt, Deputy CTO, New York City DoITT
  • Stuart McKee, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Patrick Toole, CIO, IBM (invited)
12:30 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.
  • Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion: "Citizen Expectations for Access in the Digital Age"
  • Michael Ridley, Director of High Performance Computing, NYSTAR, moderator
  • John Wonderlich, Policy Director, Sunlight Foundation
  • Dr. Steve Sawyer, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  • Dr. Jerry Mechling, Vice President, Gartner Research (invited)
2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • Break
2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion: "Open Government Implications of Sunshine Laws and Archival Responsibilities"
  • Robert Freeman, Executive Director, New York State Committee on Open Government, moderator
  • Dr. Cailin Brown, Assistant Professor Communications Department, College of St. Rose
  • Dr. Cal Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Robert Port, Senior Editor for Investigations, Albany Times Union
4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
  • Break
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Closing Address, Paul Taylor, Chief Content Officer, e.Republic, Inc.
Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the Chief Content Officer for e.Republic, Inc. Previously, Dr. Taylor served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Digital Government. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Taylor served as Deputy State CIO in Washington State.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Reception - State Museum

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