A yearlong series of conversations with innovators who have used real-world solutions to enhance government efficiencies and solve complex problems
|What:||POLITICO kicks-off a yearlong, independent editorial event series focused on the development of real-world solutions to enhance government efficiencies and solve complex problems. The event series is sponsored by Philips, recently named one of the top 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company magazine.|
|What:||The first event in the series will go live on February 12, 2014 at 4:30pm EST in Washington, D.C. and via a live webcast at http://www.politico.com/live. (Click here to add this meeting to your Outlook calendar).|
|Who:||The conversation will be moderated by POLITICO’s executive editor, Richard L. Berke, and guests will include:|
- Peter Levin, founder and CEO of Amida Technology Solutions and former CTO of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Levin is credited with developing the VA's Blue Button Project, an online platform that allows veterans to view and download their medical records.
- Beth Noveck, founder of the White House Open Government Initiative and current director of The Governance Lab and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. Noveck is also the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful.
- Nick Sinai, former venture capitalist and current deputy CTO at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Sinai helps lead the Obama Administration's open data initiatives and the White House's Green Button initiative, a public-private effort to provide electricity customers online access to their own energy usage data.
- Opening and closing remarks will be delivered by Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.
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