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Thursday, September 26 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Disruptive Political Change: Using digital technology to reform government and improve the world

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New digital tools are having a dramatic effect on public institutions and are being used with greater precision to effect social change and political reform.

Venture investor and former Ebay exec Steve Westly served as California's controller, overseeing the finances of the world's 8th largest economy. He is one of the key Silicon Valley figures in President Obama's historic 2008 campaign. His firm's investment strategy focuses on supporting transformation of companies addressing critical social and environmental issues.

Josh Silver will talk about Represent.Us, a movement leveraging social media and technology to enact the American Anti-Corruption Act, a law that would overhaul campaign finance and impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws. Using a model borrowed from cyber-security, Represent.us recruited convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to identify loopholes and harden the target against monied interests influencing government.

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Dan Pulcrano

Curator, C2SV
Dan Pulcrano is a Silicon Valley journalist and digital media pioneer who publishes seven Northern California weeklies, including  Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times, North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. He's the founder of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) festival and... Read More →

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Josh Silver

Director, Represent.Us
Josh Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive. He was the campaign manager for the successful 1998 Arizona Clean Elections ballot initiative campaign and is the cofounder and former CEO of Free Press, a leading media and technology reform advocacy organization. He... Read More →
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Steve Westly

Managing Director, The Westly Group
@SteveWestly Early Ebay executive Steve Westly served California’ Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer, managing the finances of the world’s eighth largest economy. He is presently Founder & Managing Partner of The Westly Group, a venture firm investing in transformative technologies... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

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