9:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

The Economic Gains of Cloud Computing: An Address by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Cloud computing services over the Internet have the potential to spur a significant increase in government efficiency and decrease technology costs, as well as to create incentives and online platforms for innovation. Adoption of cloud computing technologies could lead to new, efficient ways of governing.

On April 7, the Brookings Institution hosted a policy forum that examines the economic benefits of cloud computing for local, state, and federal government. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra delivered a keynote address on the role of the government in developing and promoting cloud computing. Brookings Vice President Darrell West moderated a panel of experts and detailed the findings in his paper, “Saving Money through Cloud Computing,” which analyzes its governmental cost-savings potential.

After the program, panelists took audience questions.