Request :: Can we have your vote for Gov 2.0?

This is an odd post for me, but I’m asking for your vote.

The 1105 Government Information Group has announced a Call for Participation for the 2nd Open Government & Innovations Conference, OGI to be held May 4-5, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.

The Business Transformation Agency (my team) would like an opportunity to speak on the subject of “Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government.” We have been very active in trying to implement Web 2.0 (through MilBook, GovLoop and others), and we have collected a bunch of lessons learned and would like an opportunity to share them at this conference.

The only way we get to present s if lots of people vote to hear about this subject. The only way to vote is with a Twitter account. If you would like your vote to count towards “Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government,” please follow this hyperlink, log in with your Twitter account and cast your vote.

Here are the proposed objectives of our presentation:

• Define the role of executive leaders in social networking implementations
• Describe how trusted identity and community architectures and protocols are used during implementation
• Learn how to recognize and engage cultural and institutional barriers to change
• Risk mitigation strategies for Web 2.0 Implementation – set goals
• Community polling results and lesson’s learned from the shop floor

As of this writing, there are 22 votes for this subject. Against the other subjects, it is number one and appears to be the most popular subject, but we can’t take any chances. Every vote counts.

Please take a moment, follow this hyperlink to the site, and cast your vote to get this subject heard.

Thanks in advance to those who chose to vote for “Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government.”

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Andrew Krzmarzick

I just voted for you David!

Also, folks may want to be aware that we have started a discussion thread in the OpenGov21 group here on GovLoop to get conversation going in advance of the event.

Vote early and often, everyone…and I’d encourage others to submit their innovative, open government projects!

David Dejewski

Thanks, Andrew Krzmarzick! Just saw your vote. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to do this. 23 votes so far.

How high can we take it today?

David Dejewski

Thanks to Sam Allgood, Amanda Eamich, and David Resseguie for your votes! If we keep this up, we might just get “Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government” on the speaking agenda!

David Dejewski

85 people visited. 33 votes. I think maybe the fact that you have to click the “allow” button in order to allow your Twitter account to register the vote is putting some people off. It disturbed me when I saw it too.

2 things: 1. The OGI folks are only interested in furthering awareness of Open Government, so you’re not likely to get SPAM or have your account abused by them. 2. Any time someone asks to gain access to your Twitter account, you can grant it, then immediately go in and remove that access. Just click “Settings” and “Connections” on your Twitter account; select the service, and remove access.

It’s very easy – and probably a smart thing to look at your connections every so often.

Okay… so about that voting…