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Tuesday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Engaging Government for Fun, Profit & Meaning

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The opening of government has already yielded new tools that can help citizens to start their own businesses and engage in successful projects, while helping the government and the market operate more efficiently. This panel will explore how and why citizens can participate in and benefit from government's recent forays into the digital landscape.
Panelists will discuss the offerings from The National Archive (which hosts the Citizen Archivist Dashboard), the USDA (which hosts MyPlate Super Tracker and Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass), Health and Human Services (which hosts more than 250 health-related data sets), GSA (which runs Challenge.Gov) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (which helps set standards for financial data). We will talk about how citizens, and increasingly entrepreneurs, can turn leverage government to help create new tools and launch companies, make more informed decisions, and engage in meaningful work.
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Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Innovation & Social Media DirIBM Center for the Business of GovernmentGadi Ben-Yehuda is the Director of Innovation and Social Media for The Center for the Business of Government. He speaks and writes extensively, delivering presentations all over the US and internationally. His articles... Read More →
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Amanda Eamich

Dir of Web CommunicationsUSDAAmanda is the Director of Web Communications U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Communications. The policies and programs of the USDA impact the lives of Americans every day – from food, agriculture, and science to natural resources – and there... Read More →
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Mary Krakowiak

Social Media TeamNational Archives & Records AdministrationOriginally hailing from Philadelphia, Mary now works and lives in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area. She joined the National Archives in 2010, and has been a member of the Social Media Team at the National Archives since it's... Read More →
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Tammi Marcoullier

Digital Strategist & Program MgrUS General Services AdministrationLead Strategist for GSA’s Center for Excellence in Digital Government and Program Manager for Challenge.gov. The team is responsible for providing federal agencies with public engagement tools and support through... Read More →
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Karen Trebon

Deputy Program ManagerUS General Services AdministrationKaren Trebon joined the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies , U.S. General Services Administration, in 2002.

Tuesday March 12, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC

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