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#Innovate The intersection of tech and civics: Sacramento December 2, 2013

California is home to Silicon Valley and the worlds most innovative technology companies. Every week, governmental agencies across the state and nation are launching new initiatives to engage citizens, increase efficiencies, promote transparency and transform the way government serves the people. The recent California Public Utilities Commission decision to allow mobile-app enabled ride-sharing companies to operate demonstrates a fundamental shift in the way regulatory agencies are responding to disruptive technologies. The National Association of State CIOs this month issued guiding principles to promote the CIO as the technology leader who drives innovation and transformation in state government. Technology is critical to our governmental agencies to do more with less, to increase public-private partnerships, to embrace principles that encourage competition, private investment, civic participation and enhanced consumer services. Please join CALinnovates and Techwire for a half-day conference on December 2nd to ignite a conversation on technology and innovation in government. Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, author of Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government and former San Francisco Mayor, will keynote the conference and conduct an audience question-and-answer session. Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino will shape the state of the regulatory landscape and introduce the Lt. Governor. Department of Technology Director and State CIO Carlos Ramos will provide a state government perspective.

Plus Fireside Chats with some of Californias most talented public sector technologists, leaders of disruptive high tech companies, and private companies. Confirmed speakers include: Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul and City of San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath and Code for America CoExecutive Director Abhi Nemani.

Date: Time: Where: Who: Who should attend:

Monday, December 2, 2013 Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., program starts at 8:45 a.m., keynote address will begin at 10:30 a.m. Secretary of States Office Auditorium - 1100 O Street, Sacramento, California California State and Local Officials, Technology Leaders, Innovators Technologists, Business Professionals, CIOs, State & Local IT Staff, Coders

Register to attend at: For more details, please contact Bill Maile at 916.600.1315 or

Updated: 11/6/13