GOSCON 2010 opened with a general session; “Executive Open Data Roundtable: The State of Open Government“. The Roundtable featured state, city and federal leaders exploring the successes and challenges of the open government directive, including discussion of the successes and challenges launching their Open initiatives, programs influence on state and local government operations, and the role of open source software in executing the programs.
Led by Andy Stein, Director of Information Technology for the City of Newport News, Virginia and perennial GOSCON Committee member, Stein set an “open” stage, inviting attendees to be ready with questions after short introduction by the panelists. In 2008, Stein was appointed as a volunteer Senior Advisor on Open Collaboration to former Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Aneesh Chopra, now CTO of the United States Federal Government. In 2009, Andy was named on the Government Technology list of 2009 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.
Roundtable participants included:
- Marion Royal, Program Director for data.gov, Agency Expert, Office of Citizens Services and Innovative Technology, General Services Administration.
- Andrew Hoppin, Chief Information Officer, New York State Senate
- Carolyn Lawson, Dep. Director, Technology Services Governance Division, State of California
- Dugan Petty, Chief Information Officer, State of Oregon
- Mark Greinke, Chief Technology Officer, City of Portland, Oregon
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