It's early days! We're still gathering leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to share the secrets behind their success. Here are the speakers we've confirmed for 2016. Check back soon for more.Get your Summit ticket
Kate Lydon focuses on client relationships and content excellence across a portfolio focused on citizen impact and government organizations. With a background in brand strategy, creative direction and architecture, Kate guides cross-disciplinary teams and clients towards visionary, innovative, human-centered solutions. She has a proven talent for reframing complex, systems challenges and developing strategy that is both meaningful and tangible.
6. Bringing user-centered practices into government
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Ashleigh Gardere serves as a Sr. Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. In this capacity, Ms. Gardere manages the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity Strategy and supports the revitalization of the Claiborne Corridor through a cross-sector initiative called The Network for Economic Opportunity. The Network is responsible for the start-up, development, implementation and management of productive partnerships among local industries, small businesses, residents, non-profits and city agencies to drive long-term revitalization.
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Beth joined Mayor McAdams' team in January 2015, focused primarily in the areas of data, innovation and performance. She spearheads the Mayor's MetroStat performance management program, in addition to planning, implementing and tracking critical projects and partnerships associated with the mayor’s innovation initiatives.
Kate Glazebrook is co-founder and Head of Insight at Applied, the Behavioral Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses the best behavioral research to help organizations find the best person for the job regardless of their background. Put simply, we aim to make hiring smart, fair, and easy. We also care about being able to prove impact, so we publish the results of our experiments and research that inform our product design.
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Jessica Kahn serves as the Director of the Data and Systems Group (DSG) in the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at CMS. The Data and Systems Group is responsible for the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) and its successor, T-MSIS, which is the largest and most comprehensive Medicaid data set.
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John Keisler is the Innovation Team Director for the City of Long Beach. The Innovation Team (i-team) was launched in May of 2015 and extends the City's capacity to rapidly advance research and development of solutions through a bold, data-driven, and transparent approach to innovation. Comprised of eight full-time staff, the i-team is generously supported by a three-year, $3 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The i-team is currently focused on identifying how the City can make it easier for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in the City of Long Beach.
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Jenny Lay-Flurrie has a passion to see people of all abilities reach their full potential. Jenny is Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft leading our efforts to drive great products, services and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more. Her team is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals from how we hire and support people with disabilities in employment to innovative technology that aims to revolutionize ‘what’s possible’ for people with disabilities.
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An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses.
In 2003 Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. LinkedIn is thriving with more than 450 million members around the world.
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Kiran Jain is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland. She has experience in both the public and private sectors working on urban innovation and community development. Ms. Jain served as Chief Strategy Officer for Neighborly, a venture-backed company modernizing public finance to build the infrastructure people rely on to work, live, and play.
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Lauren Lockwood is the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, focused on digital communication, engagement, and service delivery.
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Virginia serves as the Regional Administrator for the Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Region covers 8 Western states, including Hawaii and Alaska, and 4 territories in the Pacific. Her office oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, Trade Act, and discretionary grants such as the TAACCCT, Youth Build, Ex-Offender, and National Emergency Grants.
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V. David Zvenyach
V. David Zvenyach is the Director of Acquisition Management for 18F Consulting. Dave is focused on ways to improve the ways the government purchases digital services. “Historically, the government has not been a particularly good purchaser or provider of digital services," Dave says. "It has led to bad websites, needless expense for taxpayers, unhappy government employees, and vendors who bear high risks while working with the government. My goal is to help the government buy better, through time-tested techniques, best practices, and a little innovation."
1. How to write RFPs for tech projects that work
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Rachel Coldicutt is Director of Products and Services at Doteveryone, a UK charity working to solve the digital deficit. She has spent the last 20 years helping organizations adapt to the digital world.
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Dr. DJ Patil
DJ advises on policies and practices to maintain U.S. leadership in technology and innovation, fosters partnerships to maximize the Nation’s return on its investment in data, and helps to attract and retain the best minds in data science to serve the public.
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Kathryn is a Services Director in the CA Technologies Agile Business Unit. In her role she works with teams all over the world—from small research teams working on Horizon 3 product inventions to large-scale product development teams—helping them see how to develop products more nimbly and with more resilience.
3. Intro to agile for government
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Laura Melle is the Senior Procurement Lead for the City of Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology. She works with teams across the City to articulate the challenges faced by Bostonians and find the best partners to help solve them using technology.
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David is the Director of Talent at Code for America helping governments hire and retain great people. Previously, David worked at Google as a manager on a strategy, analytics and effectiveness team focused on data-driven approaches to improve how the company hires and retains talent.
4. Recruiting and retaining technical talent
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Andrew Nicklin is the Open Data Director at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University.
10. Running a successful open data program
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Beth Blauer is one of the nation’s leading experts on government performance programs. In March 2015, she was tapped to lead the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University. As GovEx’s first Executive Director, Blauer and her team help governments make decisions and create policies rooted in evidence, transparent accountability, and citizen engagement.
2. Using data and analytics to measure program success
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Mr. Hecht was appointed President & CEO of Living Cities in July, 2007. Since that time, the organization has adopted a broad, integrative agenda that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 22 member foundations and financial institutions to benefit low income people and the cities where they live. Living Cities deploys a unique blend of more than $140 million in grants, loans and influence to re-engineer obsolete public systems and connect low-income people and underinvested places to opportunity.
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In 2010 Tom co-founded the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), and served as its deputy director until late 2015.
GDS was established to make sure that the UK government offers world-class digital services that meet people’s needs. GDS is now recognized as a world-leader in digital transformation, and has been cited as a model by the US, Australian and Singapore governments who have since established their own digital departments.
9. From insurgency to the new normal
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Susan Stuart Clark has over 25 years of experience in social and consumer marketing, as well as pioneering work in “community-driven design.”
5. The next generation of community engagement
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Marina is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was formerly Senior Advisor to US CTO Todd Park, with a portfolio focusing on both the VA and liberating government data to fuel innovation, create jobs, and improve the lives of everyday Americans.
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Secretary Batjer was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to serve as the first-ever Secretary of CalGovOps, an agency established as part of Brown’s comprehensive overhaul of state government responsible for administering state operations including procurement, real estate, information technology, and human resources.
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Simon is a UK-based researcher for the Leading Edge Forum. Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies.
7. Developing your digital strategy: Value mapping government technology
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Mai-Ling serves as the City of Oakland’s Online Engagement Manager where she works to innovate and untangle complex government processes and support the City in presenting community issues and services in a digestible way. She oversees a key City initiative ‘Digital Front Door’ which is reinventing the way American cities provide digital services to their constituencies in partnership with Code for America.
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Jazmyn, a researcher and user experience designer, is interested in combining social science to solve problems and enhance lives through ...
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Maryann Kongovi is Chief Operating Officer at Code for America. Prior to joining the organization, she ran Google۪'s Independent Full Service...
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Efrem leads Code for America۪'s efforts to help governments better leverage open data and civic technology to support their economic ...
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Georgia is a software engineer, Women Who Code San Francisco city director, and dedicated long-distance bike commuter. She spent the last ...
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Kuan is a software developer who loves engineering transit and urban planning tools. Previously, Kuan worked on transit mapping and scenario...
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Meredith is a user experience researcher and designer. Most recently, she worked on publisher support and internal tools for Google Play ...
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Mark is a software engineer from San Jose, California, with an interest in making the world run a little more positively and efficiently. When time ...
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Jenny Montoya Tansey
Jenny leads CfA's public safety and criminal justice related work. She previously supported California counties on jail population management, pretrial programs, and access to health coverage and treatment at Californians for Safety and Justice.
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Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc. Considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on...
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Jennifer is founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House, where she helped found the United States Digital Service.
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ST leads the Healthy Communities focus area, and works with government partners to help them bring user-centered, data-driven, digital services into their business operations.
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