Global Conference on E-Government at the University of Maryland (March 22-23, 2006)

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Welcome to the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies Global E-Government for Development Conference 2006 - a unique multifaceted learning event for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) professionals, policy makers and government staff involved in providing solutions for a better governance and improvement of public services delivery. Maryland is a leading state in the use of technology and E-Governance, and home to many successful ICT corporations and professionals.

The Conference will discuss strategies and present cases of leading edge expertise and technology solutions that are driving government online solutions all around the world, and inaugurate the CDIG- Center for Digital International Government at UMIACS, as a focal point for institutions, corporations and NGOs looking for advices, technical consultation, exchange of experiences, proof of concept, as well as research and innovation in several areas.





Conference Program

Live Webcast

International Digital Government Conference

All activities are held in Room 1115, Computer Science Instructional Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Presentations from the conference are now available through the CDIG website, under events

Day 1

March 22

8:30am - 9:00am
Registration, coffee
9:00am - 9:45am
Professor Hirozaku Okumura, University of Tokio, Japan

Presentation title: "Government Reform as a Key to Success for e-Government"

Professor Okumura is a professor at University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law and a former senior fellow to Harvard University. Before assuming his current post he had an outstanding career with METI, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. He was one of the architects of the APEC Meeting. His final post in the Ministry was Director General of Trade Bureau.
10:00am - 10:45pm
Vanda Scartezini

Presentation title: "ICT in Developing Countries"

Vanda Scartezini is a member of the Board of Directors in ICANN (elected to represent Brazil), former National Secretary for Information Technology of Brazil, and CEO of ALTIS - an innovation software research center and a Public Interest Civil Society Organization [OSCIP] established in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
11:00am - 11:30pm
Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, UMIACS Director

Presentation title: "Data Integration Needs for Digital Government"
11:30am - 12:00pm
Dr. Chris Foster, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Digital Government at Maryland
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch for speakers and registered participants
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Julie Coons, Tech Council of Maryland, President

Presentation title: "Private Partnerships and TCM"

Julie presides over the Tech Council of Maryland, a technology networking organization which mission is to serve as a preeminent technology think-tank and with the goal to create an environment where technology companies meet, learn and collaborate. TCM more than 600 member companies representing more than 200,000 forward thinkers.
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Panel:"The Imperative of e-Leadership for Digital Government"

Panelists: Prof. Ernest Wilson - UMD and director, E-Leadership Academy
Miguel Porrua, SEDI/Organization of the American States
Discussant: Peter Knight, former WB senior economist
Panel Chair: Dr. Nagy Hanna former WB ICT Senior advisor on e-strategies and co-director, E-Leadership Academy
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel: "E-Government in Developing Countries"

- The case of Brazil: Paulo Alcantara Saraiva Leao, representing the Brazilian Association of State IT Agencies (ABEP). Paulo is the CEO of ETICE, the Information Technology Company of the State of Ceara - Brazil, executive-director of ABEP and director of the Society of Users of ICT (SUCESU)
- The case of Sierra Leone: Max Bailor and Augustus Cole, a post-conflict country which has implemented an IFIMIS – Integrated Financial Management Information System and the role ICT is playing for development and decentralization. Max and Augustus are officials working for IRCBP in Sierra Leone, the Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Project.
- Cost-Effective e-Government in Developing Countries' Gerhard Pohl, Development Gateway Foundation, Senior Director of Operations, and former WB sector manager for finance and private sector development in the Europe and Central Asia Region office. Gerhard has over 25 yrs of development experience.
- Beth Land, CISCO, Executive Government Adviso, Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group. Beth assists Cisco's largest customers in defining their Internet business strategies, developing measurable e-government implementation plans, and documenting their successes.

Panel Chair: Samia Melhem - World Bank - InfoDev

Samia's delivers with a small team, InfoDev's research and knowledge products, capacity building events and scalability projects for the Access and egovernment program. She is responsible for Infodev's internal operations, manages the WB-GICT department's training program, is doing research on private sector development and has developed expertise on the matter of gender entrepreneurship and gender development.
4:15pm - 5:00pm

Day 2

March 23

9:00am - 9:30am
Continental Breakfast
9:30am - 10:30pm
Panel: "The CIO's Role in a Changing World: the developed world vision and the developing world vision; avenues of cooperation"

Chair: Professor VS Subrahmanian; Special Guest Speaker
Special Guest Speaker: -
Panelists: -
Mark Forman, KPMG, partner
Jeffery Huskamp, University of Maryland, CIO
Paulo Alcantara Saraiva Leao, Executive Director, Brazilian Association of State IT agencies
Peter Knight, Retired Senior Economist, World Bank
10:45am - 11:45pm
Professor Joseph JaJa, Professor, A. James Clark School of Engineering, Computer and Electrical Engineering

Presentation Title: Archiving Digital Government Data
11:45pm - 12:00pm
Closing words
12:00pm - 1:00pm