Open source is answering the call at government agencies at all levels as they look for opportunities to carve out costs and improve security, transparency, public participation and collaboration. Why? Open source is stable, trustworthy, and secure, and its solutions are being used across government agencies to create efficiencies, eliminate vendor lock-in, meet mission-critical IT demands and improve service delivery.
The 'Open Gov Summit 2012' will present a blend of new and innovative approaches to open source and procurement in an engaging format.
It will give you the opportunity to network, learn and to share ideas in a vibrant and relaxed environment.
There is also an 'Open Mic' session after the panel debate for open government evangelist to take to the mic for a 5 minute lightning speech. We will get in touch with 'Open Mic' attendees as soon as you register to get you listed as a speaker on the website.
Visit http://opengov.zaizi.com to find out more
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Why this event is not trivial
For one, open standards is important...
This event will help you address issues of software governance and standards, information assurance, and partnership among government, industry and the development communities in order to maximize the potential of open technology solutions in your own agencies and organizations.
"[Open standards are] important from a long term perspective of humanity recording it's knowledge, and sharing it, and transferring it to the next generation also." - Venky Harihan
"Open source is more than up to the task and more importantly open source is I think the way out of a situation which is fundamentally unstainable and which is already costing more than we can afford"
- Michael Tiemann
"...innovation is kind of this magic ingredient...it means having access to information and the ability to manipulate, change and modify that information."
- Michael Cunningham
We're looking forward to seeing you there!
The Open Source Evangelist Team
When & Where
Zaizi is an award winning data consultancy.
We design and engineer solutions and platforms to help government departments improve the way they find, access and use data
Advocating open source and open standards technology, Zaizi empowers and supports organisations (especially) Government bodies), through their Digital Transformation journeys.
Experts and leaders in technology areas including ETL, content management, analytics and cloud storage, Zaizi has implemented successful digital projects at the Department of Education, The Ministry of Justice, Bristol City Council among others.