In a few hours, I’ll be on a plane to Washington, where I’ll spend the next week, hopefully staying clear of the sniper :-<
The Open Source: A Case for e-Government conference is going to be great. It’s going to be huge too, Tony Stanco of the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute (CSPRI) of The George Washington University just told me. Tony has been working on preparing the conference for months now, and has done a tremendous job. I’m quite proud that it was I who talked Tony into this whole venture, when we met in Spring in Washington. I’m also very proud to be co-organiser via GOL-IN and grateful to the sponsors for supporting this; it is now official that IBM, Redhat and Devis are sponsors.
On Thursday morning, just after keynote speaker Congressman Rick Boucher (D- Virginia), I’ll be moderator of the panel titled “Open Source Issues in Europe“, which will include at least:
- Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Free/Libre and Open Source Software: Survey and Study (FLOSS) (art)
- Philippe Aigrain (European Commission) (art)
- Joseph Dal Molin (WorldVistaA)
- Irene Andersson (Swedish Agency for Public Management)
And maybe a surprise guest. Either way, it’s a real power-panel we got here, and I look forward to the debates.
Technology allowing me, I intend to blog the conference. Anyone else doing so?
Thanks to the good people at the Danish Embassy, I not only have the conference to look forward, but also have a great programme for Tuesday, where I’m having three great meetings: I’m meeting Mark Forman, Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget for E-government and Information technology, OMB; George Brundage, Chief Enterprise Architect, Treasury Office of Information Technology Policy and Strategy; and Robert Haycock, Acting Manager, Federal Enterprise Architecture – Program Management Office, OMB.