Posts Tagged: innovation

Drawing on experience within your Department for online initiatives

Republished from eGovAU. It is common practice for government Departments to go to consultants when they need specific skills or experience. The strategy is often to draw on this expertise to get started, transfer as much knowledge as possible to staff and move forward. However sometimes it can be more cost-effective to draw on theRead… Read more »

Government as Innovator

Take a look at a just published NYTimes letter from an old friend http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/business/28backpage-GOVERNMENTAS_LETTERS.htm?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1246190656-P7n3Pwsk3VDcFxZptE5V/A (reprinted for your convenience here) Re “Can Government Till the Fields of Innovation?” (Unboxed, June 21), which examined national efforts around the world to turn ideas into products and services: The United States government, far from just “wading into” innovation today,Read… Read more »

Culture Change for Government 2.0

The text and slides below are for my session at Public Sphere #2 – Government 2.0: Policy and Practice which is being held at Parliament House tomorrow. The talk is just 10 minutes long, so I don’t go into any real depth – but it is a nice, quick overview. For something organised quickly andRead… Read more »

How Innovators and Early Adopters Fail at the Technology Adoption Lifecycle

Cross-posted from my weblog The Design State There is a very robust and lively conversation about eGovernment being held by government employees online. A lot of great ideas for improving citizen access, transparency and data distribution are being tested and implemented. Unfortunately, there’s an even larger group of government employees, officials, and managers who aren’tRead… Read more »

Senior Executives Assn Conference Will Spotlight Innovation (June 30)

Innovation will be the highlight at the Senior Executives Association Professional Development League (SEA PDL) 2009 Annual Career Executive Leadership Conference to be held Tuesday, June 30, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Speakers will include: John Kao is the author of best-selling Innovation Nation and chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation. Kao will discussRead… Read more »

Please Add Your Voice to the OpenGov Discussion

UPDATE: June 8, 2009 — – flooding the OpenGov website… As OpenGov moves out of the safe area of discussions within groups of us (that basically agree with each other) and into the harsh light of the more public forum, the road ahead gets strewn with rocks, roadblocks and attempts to divert attention away fromRead… Read more »

Public engagement. Public empowerment.

My keynote from GOVIS 2009 – User Centred Government: More than meets the eye. Public engagement. Public empowerment. View more presentations from Stephen Collins. The GOVIS tag line is “Connect. Share. Learn.” So my first question is where is the conference wifi network for all of us to connect? It’s a must have for everyRead… Read more »

Help the White House Sort Out Recovery.gov!

Last week, Steve Ressler told you about an upcoming initiative to let the public shape the future of Recovery.gov. Building a portal where the public can monitor the dispersal of stimulus funds and progress of the economic recovery, transparently and in real time, is no easy feat. So, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, inRead… Read more »

A method to measure the level of government 2.0 in a government site – egovernment index

Republished from eGovAU. Andrew Krzmarzick has posted an interesting article on his “”>Generation Shift blog regarding a method to measure the level of government 2.0 services included in a government site. Developed by the Brookings Institute, the approach involves scoring agencies against a set of criteria and tracking them over time. The Institute has analysedRead… Read more »