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Communications Professionals Have 5 Years to Understand Digital, or Become Unemployable

Back in 2009 I started telling communications professionals that they had ten years to understand digital channels and integrate them into their thinking, or there would no longer be jobs for them in the industry. I also blogged about this in February 2010. At the time this was highly confronting to a number of experienced comms people, and I got quite a bit of push-back,…See More
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GovHack is underway - but what is it?

I'm participating in GovHack this year, spending my weekend working with a team to build a cool tool from open government data.If you're a bit unclear on what a Hack is, the five minute segment below from ABS News 24, featuring GovHack national coordinator Pia Waugh should give you a better idea. If you want to learn more about GovHack, here's the opening video - also featuring Pia Waugh, as well as the Minister for Communication Malcolm Turnbull.eGov AUCraig Thomler's personal Gov 2.0 and…See More
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Google Glass as a Certain Reality

This morning I attended the Innovation Month event "Google Glass as a certain reality", hosted by the Department of Education. It was a great event, and extremely well attended (well over 100 people in the audience), featuring very engaging talks from Alexander Hayes,…See More
Jul 10
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How Having a Dinosaur in Your Corner Can Help With Innovation

It's quite common for those of us on the pointy end of Government 2.0, innovation, agile and open source/open data and similar 'progressive' thinking to refer to people who seem reluctant and risk-averse as 'dinosaurs'. The terminology crosses the government/corporate divide - indeed I'm hearing it now more often in reference to senior management in large Australian companies than in government agencies. Sometimes it's used as a term of affection, sometimes in derision - but there's always…See More
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Current Title:
Online Communications Director
Current Agency or Organization
Department of Health and Ageing, Australia
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Marketing Degree way back when
Project Management Diploma
The rest of my experience is practical
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://egovau.blogspot.com
I work for the government because:
there is a tremendous opportunity to use the online channel to improve the engagement and relevance of government to citizens and the provision of services.

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Communications Professionals Have 5 Years to Understand Digital, or Become Unemployable

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Back in 2009 I started telling communications professionals that they had ten years to understand digital channels and integrate them into their thinking, or there would no longer be jobs for them in the industry.



I also blogged about this in February 2010.



At the time this was highly confronting to a number of experienced comms people, and I got…
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Innovation in Ageing Challenge launched by SA Office for the Ageing and TACSI

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:26am 0 Comments

Coming hot on the heels of the VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge, the South Australian Office for the Ageing in the South Australian Department of Health has partnered with TACSI (The Australian Centre for Social Innovation) to launch an Innovation in Ageing Challenge.



The…
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VicHealth launches Physical Activity Innovation Challenge

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:56am 0 Comments

VicHealth appears to be one of only a few agencies across Australian state and federal governments that has made a solid attempt at introducing public challenges as an adjunct to traditional policy approaches.



While most governments in Australia still use the same techniques for policy creation that they've used for 80 or more years, after the success of last year's…
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What Happened at Innovation GovCamp 2014 (Canberra)

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:38am 0 Comments

Last Saturday Australia's first national GovCamp was held as part of the Innovation Month program.



Innovation GovCamp 2014 involved events in six locations across Australia. Over 500 people registered to attend.



I attended (and helped organise) the event in Canberra, at the Inspire…
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You're Probably Not the Audience

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:26pm 0 Comments

I've been reflecting on the number of comments and decisions I've witnessed lately where people have decided that a particular online approach, website design, engagement channel, interface design, fact sheet or other design or content is no good as it didn't appeal personally to them.



There's definitely a tendency in our society for individuals to think they are the central audience for everything they are exposed to - advertisements, entertainment, news and online…
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At 1:13pm on December 19, 2009, GovLoop gave Craig Thomler a gift
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Craig - You've been big part taking GovLoop message to OZ and abroad. As such, I'd like to honor you as part of select tribe with 2010 Virtual GovLoop Trophy of Awesomeness.
At 3:29pm on July 6, 2009, Don Jacobson said…
Craig - Thanks for joining the GovLeaders group! Please check out "Why We Need to Lead" (if you haven't already) and consider telling us about the best leader you ever worked for.

Don
At 1:52pm on July 6, 2009, Denise Hill said…
Hi Craig,

I multi-task : ). Thanks for asking. Hope all is well.
At 11:30am on June 20, 2009, Jeff Granger said…
Hi Craig,

Thanks for inviting me to connect up as a fellow Aussie.

I noticed your article on GoverningPeople.com. You might be interested to know that the ABS have started taking registrations for TableBuilder, their next evolution of data dissemination for the Australian Census. I work for the company that developed the CDATA Online and TableBuilder software for the ABS, which has given me an interest in the Gov2.0, open government and public data movements.

All the best,

Jeff Granger
At 12:38pm on June 6, 2009, Dr D.C.Misra said…
Welcome to E-government Group.

Dr D.C.Misra
At 1:51pm on December 4, 2008, Michael O. Johnston said…
Welcome Craig,

Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues, and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Thank You,

Michael O. Johnston
Govloop Community Leader
 
 
 

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