The opening remarks will be delivered by the host of the Open Gov Summit, CEO of Zaizi, Aingaran Pillai.
Aingaran Pillai is the CEO and founder of Zaizi Ltd (the Open Gov Summit host & sponsor). He has been working with open source within public sector since 2000. He was the technical lead for the APLAWS (Accessible and Personalised Local Authority Website System) National eGov project. London Borough of Camden’s intranet implementation based on APLAWS was nominated by Google for the BCS Information Management Awards 2006 and was short listed.
He actively promoted the use of open source within the public sector at international conferences and has published papers on sustainability of open source technologies within the public sector. He was also sponsored by Department for Communities and Local Government for the Future Leadership Development Programme (2007).
by Tariq Rashid
Tariq Rashid will present the Open Source Strand of the ICT Strategy, and the action plan to address barriers to a level playing field for open source in Government IT. He will explain the wider context of the ICT Strategy’s aim to do IT better and for better value, and focus on open source and its potential benefits. He will aslo be covering highlights from both the public and private sectors, and explaining the genuine risks and busting common myths. This presentation will make clear the obligations for Government IT leaders to ensure a level playing field to optimise value from ICT, and some of the current challenges and support to achieving this.
by Mark O'Neill
by Graham Mallin
In this presentation Graham will talk about experience that Met Office has in using Open Standards and Open Source as they apply to the weather and climate domain. The Met Office routinely handle very large and volatile data sets and have been exchanging these with hundreds of international collaborating organisations via the World Meteorological Organisation for many years. The challenge is now on to make these accessible in more generic open standards for wider re-use. In looking at open standards, Graham will also talk about how the Met Office increasingly uses open source to develop parts of its operational platform.
by Glyn Moody
Our Q&A session with Glyn Moody, author of “Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution” (2001) and blogger at ComputerWorldUK.
by John Powell
John Powell will be talking about Alfresco's government customer case studies from the UK, US and France, who have successfully implemented open source document management systems, enterprise content management systems (ECM), records management systems and/or web content management systems (WCMS).
Tugdual Grall along will be talking about eXo Platform's two biggest government customers, Caixa Bank: second largest Public bank in Brazil and Belgian Ministry of Finance use of open source. This presentation will cover 3 main topics, collaboration within social intranets, open source and cloud.
James Governor (Co-Founder of RedMonk) will talk about what change is happening in the IT industry with the cloud, the principles of the use of open source within software companies, how companies are using the open technologies to build better quality software and how government could leverage from open source best practices.
Andrew Hoppin, who was named as one of the top "Government CIO 50" by InformationWeek (recognition of leading CIOs in federal, state, and local government) and the first CIO of the New York State Senate in the United States, will be talking about his experience implementing open-source "Gov 2.0" and “OpenGov” software solutions and strategies for governments. He will also share with us his experience while serving as a government forward-thinking CIO executing the agenda to radically improve government transparency, citizen participation and operational efficiency.
This panel discussion will feature key individuals within and outside of government to discuss the issues, challenges, myths and possible solutions surrounding open standards and open source for government. Chaired by Graham Taylor from OpenForum Europe.
Richard Harvey, the creator of "Support Open Standards" website, will be talking about how open standards are developing in the cloud and how open standards have enabled us to do some amazing things with data.
by alex butler
Join us for a drink at Westminster Arms, a pub just seconds away from the Open Gov Summit 2012 venue (Central Hall Westminster) and network with other attendees in a relaxed environment.
30th May 2012