Statewide IT 2013 keynotes

Security and privacy in a cyberwar world: A conversation about Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the outlook for reform

Tuesday 9-10am

Fmr. Rep. Lee Hamilton, director, Center on Congress at IU
Fred Cate, director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Raquel Hill, associate professor, IU School of Informatics and Computing

Fmr. Rep. Lee Hamilton, Professor Fred Cate, and Professor Raquel Hill discuss privacy issues facing our nation and world. The panelists will address a range of issues, including:

  • The outlook for reform on NSA programs
  • The focus for practical reform
  • Steps to make improvements without legislation
  • The outlook for privacy and civil liberties
  • Concerns about the government's accumulation of surveillance powers

The promise of open innovation: Unlocking growth through collaboration

Tuesday 10:30-Noon

Aneesh Chopra
Senior advisor, technology strategy, The Advisory Board Company
Former US Chief Technology Officer

On President Obama's first day in office, he directed Aneesh Chopra -- the United States' first Chief Technology Officer -- to develop a more open and transparent government. This task would require him to help usher in a new era of collaboration with the private sector in hopes of addressing the nation's most urgent priorities: creating jobs, reducing health care costs, and keeping the nation secure.

To achieve these goals, Chopra drew on past experience promoting productivity growth in public and regulated sectors of the economy, while using the "impatient convening" role of government. This included sponsoring prizes, promoting challenges and competitions to tap into citizen problem solvers, lowering barriers to entry through engagement in standards activities, and opening data to spur the development of new products and services.

Chopra will share his insights on the importance of open innovation in three key growth markets:

  • Education, as colleges and universities personalize learning through education technology
  • Health care, as it shifts towards value-based payment
  • Energy, as it harnesses a smarter electrical grid

Always learning (keynote luncheon)

Wednesday 12:15-2pm

Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and CIO

In today's fast-paced world, getting and staying ahead means constantly learning and growing. Brad Wheeler wraps up the 2013 Statewide IT Conference with his annual keynote address on the conference theme “Always Learning,” which is an essential element for every role in a leading university.