Open Government Initiative

The open government initiative and the promise of a transparent government
November 9, 2010
Stanford Law School
4:30p – 5:30p Reception – Faculty Lounge
5:30p – 7:00p Panel Discussion – Room 280B

About the Event: In 2009 President Obama called into life the Open Government Initiative. This initiative aims to provide “an unprecedented level of openness in government” and to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration.

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the Open Government Initiative and address some of the current challenges this ambitious endeavor faces. In particular, the panelists will address the following topics:

· Ongoing legislative transparency initiatives

· The role of the XML standards supporting the Open Government Initiative
(e.g., Akoma Ntoso, CEN Metalex, eCourt)

· The role of standardization bodies (OASIS, OMG, etc.) and how they can help the
government and industry accelerate the pace towards open government.


· Peter Brown, Chairman, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards (OASIS)

· Jim Cabral, Senior Manager, Justice Information Technology Management,
MTG Management Consultants, L.L.C., OASIS (LegalXML)

· Sarah Schacht, Executive Director, Knowledge As Power (KAP)

· Daniel Schuman, Director, Advisory Committee on Transparancy, Policy Counsel,
The Sunlight Foundation


· Prof. Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna

· Roland Vogl, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Computers and Law (CodeX)

Registration Information: This event is free and open to the public. Please register by clicking here.

Contact Us: For questions, please contact or call (650) 723-5905. For more events sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology and CodeX, please visit the events pageon the Stanford Law School website.

This is event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Computers and Law (CodeX),
OASIS LegalXML and CIRSFID Center, University of Bologna.

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