Katherine Trinidad                               
Headquarters, Washington                               

May 23, 2011
RELEASE : 11-153
NASA Announces Keynote Speakers For 2011 It Summit
WASHINGTON -- NASA has announced plans for the agency's second annual IT Summit, a gathering of industry leaders who will explore the outer reaches of information technology. NASA's Office of the Chief Information Officer is organizing the summit scheduled for Aug. 15-17 at the Marriot Marquis hotel in San Francisco. Speakers include:

-- Tim Campos, head of information technology, Facebook, Palo Alto, Calif.
-- Andy Jassy, senior vice president for Web services, Amazon.com, Seattle
-- LaVerne Council, corporate vice president and chief information officer, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.
-- Lynn Tilton, CEO, Patriarch Partners LLC, New York
-- Kaplan Mobray, author, motivational speaker, career and life coach

The event will feature discussions on various issues including infrastructure, innovation, roles of CIOs, IT security, organizational communication, open government, and future workforce and technology.

Approximately 200 middle school and high school students will attend the summit to participate in a session on innovative uses of technology in science, technology, engineering and mathematics classroom instruction. The students also will be able to try out the latest technology in that field and speak directly with IT and education experts.

For more information about the summit, contact Karen Harper at 202-358-1807 or karen.l.harper@nasa.gov. To register, visit:


For more information about NASA's OCIO, visit:



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