Posts Tagged: innovation

Open Innovation Comes To Manor, Texas

The City of Manor, Texas is pleased to announce the deployment of their newest innovation, Manor Labs. Manor Labs is an open innovation platform, powered by Spigit, that allows anyone in the world to contribute new ideas and solutions to existing problems. Users can submit ideas and track them through the innovation process, as wellRead… Read more »

Climate change and a Gov 2.0 event in Toronto

I’ve been following the activity around climate change, sustainability, and cleantech especially closely, in recent weeks. Part of it is due to some specific sustainability and cleantech related events I’ve been involved in, including the GreenXchange and the Austin Clean Energy Venture Summit. Also, it’s because I’m thrilled at the pace with which social media,Read… Read more »

New City of Manor Whitepaper On QR-codes!

In March of 2008 the City of Manor launched a Quick Response Code (QR-Code) Program that allows residents and tourists to “scan” points of interest with their cell phones. The whitepaper for this program is now available at http://tinyurl.com/y98o5po More innovative solutions coming soon! For more information or questions, please e-mail me at [email protected]

Preamble to the revolution

There are a couple of quotes that I use to start off my social media seminars/talks/whatnot. Today, I’ll share those. There are two kinds of fool. One says, ‘This is old, and therefore good.’ And one says, ‘This is new, and therefore better.’ — John Brunner, author “The Shockwave Rider” Most people who run acrossRead… Read more »

Free Webinar: Harvard Kennedy School – Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation – Government Innovators Network

Check out this page: “A Dialogue with the Drug Czar: Crafting the Obama Drug Strategy” September 10, 2009; 6-7 pm (EDT) ~Webinar. Registration required, and free of charge.~ This online event, sponsored by the Harvard Kenned School and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), offers a unique chance to share your ideas thatRead… Read more »

Tell DHS what you think about Homeland Security priorities – Log on this week!

This year marks the first-ever Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), a top-to-bottom review of the Department of Homeland Security to assess our nation’s homeland security policies and priorities. Although the review is occurring in Washington, DHS knows that it won’t really be complete unless it includes input from stakeholders across the country, including other federalRead… Read more »

6 Competencies of a Gov 2.0 Leader

I was invited to participate in the Potomac Forum’s “Best Practices Symposium” today in Washington, DC. You can watch the full presentation with accompanying slides or you can absorb the slides without the commentary. The 6 Competencies of a Gov 2.0 Leader View more documents from Andrew Krzmarzick. Below is an abbreviated version of theRead… Read more »

Australia and Government 2.0 – not quite right

I am passionately interested in greater engagement between government at all levels and the public. So much so, that I’ve volunteered my time on several projects that seek to enable the transition to a more open, engaged, conversational form of government – the type of government being termed Government 2.0. I’ve been stewing over thisRead… Read more »

How engaged is your department online? And how does it affect your success?

Republished from eGov AU. Charlene Li, one of the writers of Groundswell and ex-Forrester analyst, has launched a new initiative which compares the financial success of organisations with their level of online engagement and allows organisations to compare how engaged they are online. Named Engagementdb, the site provides graphs and case studies on how variousRead… Read more »