Although I spend most of my time on this blog engaging in political critique of Republican politics, politicians, policies, and practices, I have almost never committed myself financially or other wise to a particular candidate. But recently, when asked if I would be willing to organize some events centered around the
I’ve spent most of the last two decades working in higher education technology departments and a good bit of that time discussing, formulating, and writing policy for handling student data, maintaining privacy and security, account maintenance, strategic planning, process automation, etc. I feel very strongly that technology’s potential has barely been tapped in terms of making government more efficient (unfortunately, I know too much about that one) enhancing communication, and building a better, more transparent and accountable government.
The team I’m working with is in the process of planning a couple of events highlighting the ways that the Obama technology policy can help stimulate the local economy, create jobs, and make government and many industries more efficient (health care is a biggie). For instance, Nevada could benefit in a very real way from
The first Nevada technology policy event is on September 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 at
- Join David LaPlante, CEO of Twelve Horses
- Tim Casey, Co-Founder and Partner at Silversky Group L.L.C.
- Donica Mensing, Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism
- David Bobzien, State Assemblyman
Nevada’s events are part of a much larger to engage the public in technology policy in a meaningful way in 18 battle ground states–it’s really the first outreach effort of it’s kind by a presidential campaign. All across the country, events like this are being planned to talk about the importance of technology and innovation. It’s an exciting project to say the least and goes a long way in showing what kind of chief executive Barack Obama will be–inclusive, strategic, and extremely democratic.
If I can generate enough interest in this event, I can bring a much bigger event to Reno that will include a notable technology celebrity (something like
I hope you’ll come–the event is open to the public.
- Reno Obama Technology Policy Panel Recap
- Obama Engages Voters with Techonology Policy
- Stalking Richard Wolffe: Obama Invite-Only Event In Reno