Promoting Innovation: Prizes, Challenges and Open Grantmaking
Aneesh Chopra, the natio
n’s first Chief Technology Officer, moderates
the Promoting Innovation Ignite session.
"The productivity boom hastransformed private sector performance over the past decade,but the federal government has
missed out… and lags far behind in
terms of efficiency and servicequality. The American taxpayer deserves more bang for their buck."
Jeff Zients, Chief Performance Officer of the United States
On Friday, April 30, 2010, over 200 individualsrepresenting more than 35 government agencies and35 private sector and nonprofit organizations gatheredin Washington, DC for a landmark daylong strategysession jointly convened by the Case Foundation, theWhite House Office of Science and TechnologyPolicy, and the White House Domestic Policy Council.The conference,
,brought theprivate and public sectors together to discuss lessonsand strategies learned from experiments in prizes,challenges and open grantmaking.This gathering was an extension of the Case
Foundation’s continued efforts to encourage citizen
involvement in decisions that affect them, the Obama
Beth Noveck, Assistant Deputy Chief Technology Officer for OpenGovernment, delivers the closing remarks