Monday, February 6, 2012

Announcing our Keynote Speaker–Chris Moore, CIO, City of Edmonton!

We are beyond thrilled to have Chris Moore, City of Edmonton CIO, as our keynote speaker for Prairie Dev Con – West! Chris is a huge proponent of open government, and will be sharing how the City of Edmonton leverages technology to increase transparency with its citizens. Don’t miss seeing Chris on Tuesday, March 13th as he kicks off the conference! Below is his keynote abstract and bio.

Opening Up Government

As technology becomes more pervasive, residents expectations are changing in terms of how we deliver and provide services to them. Over the past several years, Edmonton has become a national and global leader in the use of social media,  open data, and other open tools. We now need to look beyond using these tools and determine how we can work as one government to most effectively meet residents needs through the proper application of open government technology. 

About Chris

chrismooreChris Moore is the Chief Information Officer at the City of Edmonton. Through this position, Chris provides vision and leadership of the City’s information and technology direction. He continues to partnered with local and global organizations to foster Edmonton’s role as a technology leader. In addition to being a founding member of the World eGovernments Organization, Chris has spoken to audiences all over the world about his experience and ideas for technology in government. Chris has fulfillment and freedom in his work and as a leader desires to see those around him attain fulfillment and freedom as well. Chris has been described as transformational, innovative, disruptive and refreshing.  He is an advocate of an Open Ecosystem, Open Gov and Open Data. He desires to see his team embrace innovation, pursuing the possible and building the future together.

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