January 30, 2012
Leading cloud thinkers to government: cloud is imperative for better collaboration, better service and better cost
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 — On February 16, 2012, at an event in Silicon Valley, the TechAmerica Foundation's State and Local Government Cloud Commission (SLG-CC) will release its much-anticipated recommendations on cloud computing deployments, including business and policy issues and technologies, to U.S. states and localities. The Commission's vision for cloud computing in state and local government: better collaboration within and between government agencies; better services to governments and citizens; all delivered at a savings to taxpayers – benefits that can be shared by all Americans.
The Commission's report is the result of a unique and powerful collaboration between representatives of 38 leading technology companies and leading government officials. The Commission's publication and online portal will deliver guidance to state and local governments to optimize the ways they evaluate, procure, and implement cloud technologies. For more information on the Commission, go to the SLG - CC website.
The half-day event begins with a press conference unveiling the report's findings that will feature the Commission's leadership and comments from California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Several panels will feature many leading government and IT leaders along with national press and media; State of California CIO, Carlos Ramos; San Jose Mayor, Chuck Reed; and Charlene Li of Altimeter Group.
All sessions are open to the media. Please RSVP to Melinda Jenkins at Melinda.Jenkins@Zenogroup.com or 650-762-2988.
When: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Where: Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View, CA
08:00 am - 09:00 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast and VIP Networking
09:00 am - 10:00 am: Press Conference with Q&A
10:15 am - 11:00 am: Welcome Panel: Review of Key Findings & Unveiling of SLG-CC Web Portal
11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Expert Panel: The Real Deal
12:30 pm - 01:15 pm: Vendor Panel
01:15 pm - 01:25 pm: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom - Lifting the Economic Clouds - Improving Government Collaboration and Efficiencies Through Cloud-Enabled Transformations
01:25 pm - 01:35 pm: Closing Remarks
For more information, visit: http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cloud2-slg.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.
Source: TechAmerica Foundation
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