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Darron Passlow
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  • Moss Vale, NSW
  • Australia
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Darron Passlow commented on Kanika Tolver's blog post 'I want to be a Career Dropout'
"Kanika As someone suggested, I would not use "career dropout" - this has a negative connotation. Use your term - you have become a "social entrepreneur". (much better). I have moved (several times) into a social entrepreneurial…"
Nov 13, 2011
Darron Passlow commented on Dustin Haisler's blog post 'Blogging Series: 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 2)'
"Janice I think the model described ("open innovation") covers your concerns by getting the community involved and keeping them involved through the final stage ("implementation"). This way if a "popular" solution gets…"
Feb 15, 2011
Darron Passlow joined Craig Thomler's group

Our Government 2.0 future

 This group aims to explore the potential long-term impacts & changes in governance systems we can expect from embedding openness & engagement into government activitiesSee More
Dec 5, 2010
Darron Passlow commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post 'What Gov 2.0 Needs Now: Managers, Money and Models'
"Applying innovation to change management is the key to success here. (refer the Toyota Way) We need to be educating governments on the benefits of applying innovation (techniques and practices) with the bottom up drivers and the top down support."
Oct 6, 2010
Darron Passlow replied to Jury Konga's discussion 'How to make Open Gov/Gov 2.0 and Open Data Sustainable?' in the group Government 2.0 Australia
"I thought I would make a comment here as possibly the only Aussie looking at this post (come on other Aussies make a "liar" of me). First I agree with one of the simple posts on your member page "106 slides. Wow" This is a life…"
Sep 6, 2010
Darron Passlow left a comment for Ben Berkowitz
"Ben Sure got a friendly "kick" from Adriel about your commercial stuff on the site. This is pretty normal. It is good to see they are actively moderating the GovLoop site. We can certainly get SCF stuff onto the main site in the form of…"
Sep 1, 2010
Darron Passlow commented on GovLoop's blog post 'GovLoop Training - Citizen Engagement Survival Guide'
"Steve From a good old Aussie perspective, your 2pm ET is around midnight for me in Sydney, Australia. It seems like 8am might be more appropriate where majority of people could come in early or do it at home (and I would be happy as I can…"
Aug 17, 2010
Darron Passlow commented on John Moore's blog post 'Helping people understand government 2.0 at the local level, not easy'
"Community Engagement is now mandated (by legislation) in my home state (NSW in Australia). So local government needs to become more efficient and more effective. We cannot do this with old tools and old ways. We need to change and integrate our…"
Aug 9, 2010
Darron Passlow replied to steve davies's discussion 'Gov 3.0 - Engagement in the year 2030' in the group Government 2.0 Australia
"Steve Enjoyed your forecasts (and it is not easy to use a crystal ball, let alone interpret what you see!). Well done. One comment that needs expressing (for discussion) from your post and Cris' comment here is that we need to separate the…"
Jul 31, 2010
Darron Passlow commented on Stephen Collins's group 'Government 2.0 Australia'
"Innovation is the key to success for our involvement in Gov2.0 initiatives. I was delighted to find the attached link (in a USA Gov2.0 group discusion). I thought I would bring it to the attention of others, who like me might not have been aware of…"
Jul 31, 2010
Darron Passlow replied to Lisa Nelson's discussion 'What is the relationship between citizen engagement and customer service?' in the group Citizen Engagement and Customer Service
"I think we might be gettting a bit confused with terminology here. Surely the ultimate goal is to "deliver appropriate, required services" to our customers (community). The term Customer Service tends to be used to describe the interaction…"
Jun 29, 2010
Darron Passlow joined Dr. GovLoop's group

Citizen Engagement and Customer Service

Leveraging the power of citizen engagement to dramatically improve customer service, agency focus and cost efficiency.
Jun 29, 2010
Darron Passlow replied to Amanda Blount's discussion 'Project Management MBA - Your opinion needed'
"Amanda I love your honesty and that will help in PM. My suggestion is "get out and do it!" (and there is no time like the present). PM is like riding a bike (you can only read and learn about it for a limited time and then you need to do…"
Apr 22, 2010
Darron Passlow commented on GovLoop's blog post 'The Review - Ressler on OpenGov Plans'
"Steve I cannot see the OpenGov Doc. I get to the web site OK with the OpenDoc heading but no documents listed. Do I need special permission to see them? Darron Passlow (a GovLooper from Australia)"
Apr 14, 2010
Darron Passlow commented on steve davies's blog post 'New times demand a new public servant'
"What are we talking about here. It is not about individual public servants. We are talking about a whole new way of doing business (focused on Government). This requires major cultural changes and it involves change at all levels. We need to change…"
Feb 9, 2010
Darron Passlow and John Moore are now friends
Feb 2, 2010

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Current Title:
Current Agency or Organization
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Educational Background (Degree, School):
PhD Engineering
BE Hons Electrical
BSc Maths & Physics
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Trained Electrical Engineer who worked in the Power Industry in NSW. Move to private enterprise in 1987 and held various roles in tecnology based companies including project manager at Westinghouse Electric (USA) MD at publicly listed e-Cademy (on line education company) and MD at Sydney Innovation Technology Centre in Singapore
I work for the government because:
I enjoy the challenge and I am keen to return some value to the public and communities that have educated and trained me to a high level of skill and resource.
My favorite public servant is:
The director of the Attorney General's Dept in NSW

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At 2:13am on September 1, 2010, Des Walsh said…
I'm reeling somewhat from your reply. I certainly have no wish to waste anyone's time. Thanks for the good wishes.
At 8:38pm on August 19, 2009, Cindy Lou Baker said…
Greetings Darron. Welcome to GovLoop! Thanks for joining. Please introduce yourself, join the conversation, invite your colleagues, and let us know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Cindy Baker
GovLoop Community Leader
At 1:20am on August 19, 2009, Rae Buerckner said…
Hi Darron,

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