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Government As a Catalyst: Prizes 4 Tech Innovation
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon B) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)

    Want to make some money? Federal agencies have recently been given the authority by Congress to sponsor competitions for individuals, groups, and companies to develop new ideas and technology innovations for a chance to win potentially lucrative prizes. These competitions can range from new mobile outreach technologies to web-based data analytics tools to even vehicle-to-vehicle communications; the government is looking for breakthrough technologies from the minds of the most innovative and forward thinking Americans, many of whom are at SXSW. This session will highlight some of the coolest prizes for technology development that the government has been involved in to date, including the DOT’s Connected Vehicle Challenge, the VA’s Open Source and blue button projects, and NASA’s centennial challenges. Additionally you will learn about some prizes government did NOT play a role in to explore what role the government should be playing in these activities moving forward.

    Open Government Initiative | NASA | http://about.me/gerty

    Team Leader for Program Mgmt & Evaluation in the USDOT ITS Joint...

    Prizes & Challenges Program Exec | NASA | Ms. Gustetic’s experience...

    Co-Founder & Pres | GlobalGiving | Mari co-founded GlobalGiving...

    Michael O’Neill is an acting, directing, Commedia Dell’Arte...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #TechPrize
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11048

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