"gov2summit" entries

Applying the lessons of Enterprise 2.0 to Gov 2.0

Professor Andrew McAfee on the potential of social software for government

In this podcast, MIT professor Andrew McAfee applies the insights from his research into the use of social software in the enterprise to understanding how and where technology will change government.

Cost is only part of the Gov 2.0 open source story

Washington, D.C. CTO Bryan Sivak adds realism to his open source advocacy.

Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer for the District of Columbia and a speaker at the upcoming Gov 2.0 Summit, has honed his open source message. Instead of lower cost, which he says is not the "panacea everyone thinks it is," Sivak instead focuses on the volunteerism and transparency open source provides.

Tracking the tech that will make government better

Crowdsourcing, fraud detection, and open data tools were touted at a recent Senate hearing.

A hearing on innovative uses of technology in government examined stimulus spending transparency at Recovery.gov, fraud detection through open data analysis, and the potential of crowdsourcing.

Hearing those digital cries for help

The Emergency Social Data Summit will look at online platforms as tools for collective action and crisis response.

The Red Cross will convene an Emergency Social Data Summit in Washington, D.C. to explore the power of online platforms for civic empowerment and improved response to crises.

Opening the doors of government to innovation

When I organize a conference, I don’t just reach out to interesting speakers. I try to find people who can help to tell a story about what’s important and where the future is going. We’ve been posting speakers for the second annual Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington DC Sept 7-8, but I realized that I haven’t told the story in one place. I thought I’d try to do that here.

Online privacy debates heat up in Washington

Can new online privacy laws be balanced with innovation and societal benefit?

Hearings on social networking privacy and security in the U.S. House and Senate highlighted the risks, rewards and complexities of disruptive technology in the Information Age.

Gov 2.0 as means not end

Government-as-platform doesn't absolve us from asking what services should be provided by a government.

Government-as-platform doesn't absolve us from asking what fundamental services should be provided by a government, as opposed to private industry. This is a big question. We didn't come up with a single universally-agreed answer before Gov 2.0, and Gov 2.0 will neither answer it for us nor let us evade the question.