IU tech conference features former U.S. Rep. Hamilton, first U.S. Chief Technology Officer Chopra

  • Oct. 17, 2013


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Hear from the leading minds in technology, cybersecurity and foreign policy during Indiana University’s 2013 Statewide IT Conference, taking place Oct. 29 and 30 on the IU Bloomington campus.

The conference kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 29, with an expert panel on security and privacy featuring former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton and IU professors Fred Cate and Raquel Hill. This will be followed by a keynote address by Aneesh Chopra, the United States' first chief technology officer, appointed by President Barack Obama.

IU’s annual gathering of IT professionals attracts attendees from all over the state to learn about new technologies and initiatives and plan for the future.

Here are more details about the events:

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

WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29

WHERE: Indiana University Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington

FEATURING: Former U.S. Congressman Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at IU; Fred Cate, director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and Raquel Hill, associate professor in the IU School of Informatics and Computing.

The panelists will participate in a moderated discussion about privacy issues facing our nation and world, including:

  • The outlook for reform on the 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

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Aneesh Chopra, senior advisor of technology strategy, The Advisory Board Company, and former U.S. chief technology officer, “The promise of open innovation: Unlocking growth through collaboration”

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 29

WHERE: Indiana University Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington

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.

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 toward value-based payment
  • Energy, as it harnesses a smarter electrical grid

These events are free and open to the public. Reporters are welcome to cover them. An audio feed and camera positions will be accessible.

IU will broadcast the live event to Indianapolis television stations via the IU Video-Link.

All members of the IU community and the general public are invited to view the event via live stream broadcasting. After the event, archived video will be available online.

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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

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Former U.S. Congressman Lee Hamilton

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