Author Archives: FOSE Team

See a Summer Movie on FOSE – Retweet to Win!

Ah, the lazy days of summer. We know you work hard all year, and the summertime is the perfect time to sit back and relax, even for for just a little while. There’s nothing like taking some time out to enjoy a summer movie, so we’re giving away gift cards to catch a flick at your local theater!

All you have to do is retweet the following for a chance to win:

RT to win: #FOSE is just 3 wks away – are you going? Register & get a 20% conf discount: http://bit.ly/FOSE20

We’ll choose 2 people at random from everyone who retweets the message above to each receive a $15 Fandango gift card. Just make sure to retweet by Friday, July 8th at 12:00pm (noon) ET!

Good luck!

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You vs. Watson?

Think you can stump Watson? Give it a try! Stop by the IBM booth on the FOSE Show Floor for your chance to out-wit Watson!

Did you see Watson compete on Jeopardy!?

In February 2011, the IBM Challenge on Jeopardy! pitted the two greatest champions in the show’s history against a computing system that rivaled their ability to deliver a single, precise answer to a Jeopardy! clue.

In case you missed it, we’ve got everything you need to know about the ground-breaking technology behind Watson and its potential for the future of goverment IT!

Join Dr. David F. McQueeney, Vice President of Software at IBM Research as he presents:

Beyond Jeopardy!: The Implications of IBM’s Watson
Wednesday, July 20
9:00 AM | Washington Convention Center

Learn more about this FREE keynote presentation!

Get your free pass now to experience Watson!

Geospatial 101

Is your agency using GIS technology and data as decision support tools? Should you be? Do you even know what GIS technology is?

Well, you’re in luck: Michael DeMers, Professor of Geography at New Mexico State Universiry and Author of GIS for Dummies is moderating this can’t miss session:

GIS for DummiesGeospatial 101 – GIS as a Decision Support Tool

@ FOSE, Wednesday, July 20 | 2:00 PM

Washington Convention Center

Learn the right steps for designing and implementing a GIS system that really works and how to get buy-in for a GIS project from panelists Erik Johnson, NREMT-P, CPM, DC Fire & EMS Department; Jerry Johnston, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Tom Tricot, PhD, GISP, City of High Point, NC.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…you could win 1 of 5 signed copies of GIS for Dummies by simply re-tweeting the message below:

‘@FOSE speaker & @GeoSpatial2011 keynote Michael Demers is giving away 5 signed copies of his GIS for Dummies book! Simply RT to enter!’

P.S. – You can also hear Michael DeMers as keynote presenter of the Geospatial Summit September 13-14 in Herndon, VA!

Join the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Mobile Tour @ FOSE!

BlackBerry Playbook Truck

The BlackBerry Playbook Truck

Have you been following the launch of Blackberry®’s new multi-tasking, app-loving, web-rocking, ultra-portable tablet?

Well, if you’re like most folks, you probably want to know what it can do and how it stacks up to the competition. Look no further – the BlackBerry® Mobile Tour Truck will be at FOSE 2011 at the Washington Convention Center in DC July 19-21.

Hop on board the truck to experience everything this professional-grade tablet has to offer – from the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Theater to demo stations and the BlackBerry® Bridge™ – it’s all on the truck at FOSE! Plus, stop by the BlackBerry® Power-Up Lounge to take a break, recharge yourself and your mobile device and find out how you could take home a brand new BlackBerry® PlayBook™!

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How Does the PlayBook Stack Up?

The Playbook’s interface and its capability in terms of memory, screen size and available programs could definitely fill a niche in the government according to Greg Crowe, technology analyst for Government Computer News magazine. For the entire article on how the Playbook™ could outperform the iPad in the government, click here.

We’re psyched to see the Truck in action on the show floor. So be sure to register for the FREE FOSE expo for your chance to check it out—and did we mention you could win a PlayBook™?

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Win One Today!

We’re giving away a #BlackBerry Playbook just for registering for FOSE! Find out how to enter: http://bit.ly/FOSEBB