Green IT Proposal for Gov 2.0 Expo

Oddly enough I did it. I found a way that Green IT relates to Gov 2.0.

The bond too seems pretty strong on both sides. Almost as if one would be inherently weaker without the other. Read on…

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My proposal to speak at Gov 2.0 Expo in May:

5-minute rapid fire presentation

Title:

Green IT for Gov 2.0

Description (400 chars):

Green IT is building momentum as our new Executive Order 13514 from President Obama calls for increased sustainability at every Federal Agency. This presentation provides an overview of the impact of this sustainability initiative, how it supports and builds upon Gov 2.0, and the best practices being employed in the government and commercial sectors.

Abstract:

On October 5, 2009 President Obama signed into action a broad forward leaning Executive Order focused on the environment, energy, and economic performance. The driving force behind this is not only climate change but a need to lower costs.

Strangely, this push is leading us directly into the cloud and on virtualized machines. These changes represent the latest in industry standards and extremely cost effective options for Federal agencies. Add in that it meets the requirements of the Executive Order and protects the environment, and it may just be an unstoppable force.

Parallel to these efforts, the Gov 2.0 movement is gaining momentum and is a surprising ally. The drive towards citizen engagement, transparency, and web applications rely deeply on this technology. It also presents a unique sandwich for success with IT driving the push towards cost savings and users/public clamoring for more openness.

Join me as I briefly touch on the major topics of this intersection of two fields presenting a broad overview, touchpoints between the two, and best practices to keep us going forward.

**If requested, I can pull together a panel discussion with relevant members of the commercial and federal sectors.

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