Web 2.0 and Beyond: Where will the
Internet take us next?
What does Web 2.0 mean for consumers and society? Join technology leaders
from government, the healthcare industry and other sectors of the economy to
discuss Web 2.0, its evolution, global impact and future at the Robert H. Smith
School of Business' 10th Annual CIO Forum.
The new generation of Web 2.0 technologies, including social networking and
online communities, are rapidly transforming the face of business and commerce,
how government and public institutions engage with the citizenry, and how
healthcare is managed, accessed, and delivered. From peer-to-peer lending, to
online product reviews, to virtual patient communities that allow consumers to
manage their own health and well-being, examples of this transformation can be
seen in every sector of the economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009 allocated significant investments for a techno-centric economy of the
future, though, despite their promise, they are not without risk. Businesses and
policy-makers need to manage these technologies wisely to leverage their value
and avoid pitfalls.
The CIO Forum is proudly hosted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business'
Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS)
and the Center for Digital Thought and Strategy (DIGITS).