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An evening with Steven VanRoekel: Chief Information Officer of the United States
a Churchill Club Open Forum event

co-hosted by TechAmerica, TechNet, and PARC

25 October 2011
PARC, a Xerox company, George E. Pake Auditorium
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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This is the first public appearance of Steven VanRoekel, the Chief Information Officer of the United States, since his appointment by President Barack Obama in August 2011. VanRoekel, who was a visionary leader at Microsoft and the FCC, will share his priorities for the Federal information technology (IT) landscape and his vision for how technology can enable the government to do more for the American people, even as we face constrained resources.

UPDATES: This free event is completely sold out, and tickets will not be available at the door. We will however have a livestream available at www.justin.tv/parcinc beginning at 7:00pm.


Steven VanRoekel is the second Chief Information Officer of the United States, appointed by President Obama on August 5th, 2011. Mr. VanRoekel plays a key role in ensuring that the Federal Government is operating, in President Obama’s words, “in the most secure, open, and efficient way possible.” VanRoekel works closely with the chief technology and performance officers.

Mr. VanRoekel directs IT policy, strategic planning of Federal IT investments, and oversight of Federal technology spending. He establishes and oversees enterprise architecture to ensure system interoperability and information-sharing, and maintains information security and privacy across the Federal Government. VanRoekel’s priorities include openness and transparency, lowering costs, cybersecurity, participatory democracy, and innovation.



media coverage

U.S. CIO: America's future depends on ability to innovate
25 October 2011 | ZDNet

White House tech boss reveals apps, cloud plan
26 October 2011 | San Francisco Chronicle

America’s New CIO Wants To Disrupt Government And Make It A Startup
26 October 2011 | Talking Points Memo IdeaLab

Federal CIO VanRoekel details his 'first' priorities
26 October 2011 | FederalNewsRadio.com