CHANGE 2010: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision

CHANGE 2010:
Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision

What:              Briefing on Open Systems and the Federal Sector

Where:            The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

When:             Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (9-11am)
Doors open at 9am, program begins at 9:30am
Coffee and tea will be served

Cost:               $25 per person

Somat Engineering, the company that builds engineering solutions worldwide, invites you to attend a special, limited attendance briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2009.

The Obama administration has challenged Federal information technology managers to explore more open systems.  Federal managers face a compelling need to understand the differences between traditional approaches to information technology and increasingly important open approaches.

This briefing features three presentations from experts that will provide a road map for tapping real time information and controlling information costs.  The approach: innovative engineering and new features of open source, Google and Microsoft systems.

Segment One

Open Systems and Existing Architectures: Engineering to Control Costs and Enabling Dataspaces:

·         Arpan Patel, Director of Somat’s DC information engineering practice.

·         Covers the basics of quantifying the costs and time required for system integration.  Features Somat’s TechCrunch50 recognized collaboration software Ripply - dataspace technology that eliminates the “where is that latest document/message/response” problem that most organizations and working groups face.

·         More information about Somat:

Segment Two

Real Time Information: Injecting Now Information into Decision Systems:

·         Robert Steele, CEO of OSS Inc. and founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center.

·         Connects the dots between internal knowledge management, external content such as Facebook and Twitter, external offline and non-English information, as well as the creation of Organizational Intelligence, or access to and exploitation of All Information in All Languages All the Time, the title of his third book.  Maps the four steps to "build a bridge" between these information sources.

·         More information about Mr. Steele:

Segment Three

Google Solutions for Information Integration and More Open Access:

·         Jim Orris, director of Adhere Solutions (Google partner responsible for US Federal government sales).

·         Reviews the use of Google’s platform and Web services to “hook into” traditional systems using Google compatible connectors and software.

·         More information about Adhere Solutions:


Open floor session moderated by Stephen E. Arnold, a recognized expert on online systems and information processing, and author of “Google: The Digital Gutenberg,” published in July 2009.

The event is hosted by Ram Ramanujam, President of Somat Engineering, an award winning, 8(a) technical services firm, headquartered in Detroit, MI, with offices in the US and abroad.

The formal program will last 60 minutes and deliver actionable information that you can use in your own organization.


Wed, Sep 23, 2009, 09:00 AM   Start
Wed, Sep 23, 2009, 11:00 AM   End
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  • When: 23 Sep 2009, 09:00 AM to 23 Sep 2009, 11:00 AM. Where: National Press Club, Washington.