Technology Empowering U.S. Diplomacy and Development

Friday, October 3, 2014

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

(Jack Morton Auditorium)

8:30 - 9:15 AM

Master of Ceremonies Introduction

(Jack Morton Auditorium)

Neeru Lal, Public Affairs and Communication, Bureau of Information Resource Management, U.S. Department of State


Perspectives on Mobile Diplomacy


Tom Shoop (@tshoop), Executive Vice President and Editor In Chief, Government Executive Media Group


Catherine A. Novelli (@CathyNovelli), Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

Matthew W. Barzun (@MatthewBarzun), Ambassador of the United States of America 
to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandU.S. Department of State

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Morning Keynote Address

(Jack Morton Auditorium)


Mindel De La Torre (@FCC): Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

10:15 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 11:50 AM

Plenary Panel

(Jack Morton Auditorium)


Eric Nelson (@eDipAtState), Director, Office of eDiplomacy, U.S. Department of State


Tim Hoechst (@AgilexTech), Chief Technology Officer, Agilex Technologies

Jerry Horton (@StateDept), Chief Architect, U.S. Department of State & Former Chief Information Officer, USAID

Laura Walker Hudson (@laurawhudson), CEO, SIMLab

Tiffany Sargent (@intel), Senior Solutions Architect, Intel

Greg Starr (@StateDept), Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Ignite Session

(Jack Morton Auditorium)

Corina DuBois (@CorinaDuBois): "Utilizing APIs for Mobile Diplomacy", U.S. Department of State

Rob Baker (@rrbaker): "BRCK: Internet Access Built for Africa", Ushahidi

Sean McDonald (@McDapper): "FrontlineSMS", FrontlineSMS

Eric Nelson (@eDipAtState): "Are You Smarter than your Smartphone?", U.S. Department of State

12:30 - 1:30 PM


(Media and Public Affairs Building & GW Law, Lerner Hall)

Lunch will be both served on the second floor of the GW Media and Public Affairs Building and across the street in the GW Law School (2000 H Street NW), where most of the afternoon breakout sessions will occur.

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote Address

(Jack Morton Auditorium)


Mark Ryland (@awscloud): Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon Web ServicesAmazon

2:30 - 2:45 PM


2:45 - 3:45 PM

Breakout Session One

Panel Discussion One: Mobile Empowering U.S. Diplomacy - Jack Morton Auditorium

Panel Discussion Two: Mobile First: Design & User Experience - GW Law Lerner 202

Panel Discussion Three: Wearables & the Internet of Things - GW Law Lerner 302

Panel Discussion Four: Mobile Development Within Organizations - GW Law Lerner 402

3:45 - 4:00 PM


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Breakout Session Two

Panel Discussion One: Mobile in Developing Countries - Jack Morton Auditorium

Panel Discussion Two: Best Practices with USG Apps - GW Law Lerner 202

Panel Discussion Three: Next Generation of Mobile Solutions & Practices - GW Law Lerner 302

Panel Discussion Four: APIs & Open Data - GW Law Lerner 402


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