NEW on Gov 2.0 Radio
  • Australia beyond Gov 2.0

    Australia beyond Gov 2.0

    In a special live recording at the GovInnovate Gov 2.0 Conference in Australia’s capital city Canberra, facilitator John Wells leads an interactive discussion with a panel tackling the big questions about Gov 2.0, open government and the role of citizens in more connected government.

  • GTEC 2013 and the landscape of GovTech in Canada

    GTEC 2013 and the landscape of GovTech in Canada

    Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) is widely regarded as Canada’s pre-eminent Gov-Tech Conference. Thom Kearney and Richard Pietro talk to us about their experiences with the 2013 conference in October and, against that backdrop, discuss at how the govtech landscape is shifting in Canada.

  • Joining the Open Government Partnership: What’s next?

    Joining the Open Government Partnership: What’s next?

    The Open Government Partnership is a 60-nation network and growing. After some two years, Australia’s Federal Government has just committed to joining the OGP. We talk with John McMillan, the Australian Government’s Information Commissioner, about what the OGP might mean for a nation well-known for its early adoption of Gov 2.0 and other forms of connected government.

  • Connecting citizens to civic performance in Edmonton

    Connecting citizens to civic performance in Edmonton

    The City of Edmonton has launched a Citizen Dashboard on top of their open data catalogue. Ashley Casovan, Edmonton’s Strategic Coordinator for ICT, explains how the initiative is creating new insights for citizens as well as city officials about how the city is performing on delivery of a selection of key services.

  • Connecting the communicators with CommsCamp

    Connecting the communicators with CommsCamp

    CommsCamp 2013 brought together practitioners from across UK Government to Birmingham for an unconference about all things communication in the public sector. Ann Kempster from the UK Government Communications Network, and one of the co-organisers of the event, shares some of the key themes and insights from the event.

Editor's to-do list

Keep an eye on our list of what's coming up soon on G2R, as well as some of the ideas and projects that we have on our drawing board.
Say ‘hi’ to Gov 2.0 Radio!
Say 'hi' to Gov 2.0 Radio!

For four years, Gov 2.0 Radio has been where thought leaders and decision-makers, practitioners and civic innovators have come to tune in to important trends.

Voices for proactive innovation and change

We're emerging as not just a podcast but a place where people can learn to find their voice on "connected government" in all its forms... e-gov, gov 2.0, open gov and more... as well as on shaping positive change through innovation in the public sphere.

We aspire to challenge thinking that's become too stale and - while we aren't a solutions provider - to provide signposts to where sustainable solutions may lie.

Our vision is that by being an effective, useful and respected channel, we can play a small role in accelerating positive change where it's most needed.

Tech enabling cultural shifts

It's no news that connective tech is one of the most powerful enablers within every public jurisdiction - both within the community of government as well as between government and its publics.

 

But the technology is only an enabler and, for us, Gov 2.0 and open gov are important cultural shifts in the way we all - that’s all of us - do government.

The vision of sound

We aim to broaden the podcast distribution as widely and equitably as possible.  Video is funky, but we like audio because it's  easier, cheaper and faster to capture and showcase candid, emerging practice.  Audio is also  low bandwidth and has a lower barrier to entry for many people.  This is key to making more Gov 2.0 Radio content more accessible - not only in those agencies with limited net access but, importantly, to practitioners in emerging economies as well.

We're about amplifying the voices of connected government & public innovation.

Our goal for Gov 2.0 Radio is to help a wide community inside and outside government to “find their voice” around their passions and concerns for connected government.

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Gov 2.0 Radio podcast collection
Gov 2.0 Radio podcast collection

The Gov 2.0 Radio team is working to develop new ways that the existing library of audio content plus our new material can be of added value to our listeners.  We remain absolutely committed to Gov 2.0 Radio content being available for FREE as well as streamed via partner channels and sites.  

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The Gov 2.0 Radio formats

Our podcast formats can be seen in several ways:

 NewsChat: Pre-2012 Gov 2.0 Radio episodes were typically a NewsChat format - a mix of commentary on news of the day followed by a topical feature interview.  

 Topic interviews: Episodes featuring dedicated topic discussions with guests exploring their subject matter expertise, supported by value-added online resources.  These focus on specific topics and often with a focus on country or level of government.

 Event segments: Special coverage of events – live where possible or pre-and post-recorded with support social media streams.

Launching the Open Data Institute: bottom-up, middle-out, top-down

Launching the Open Data Institute: bottom-up, middle-out, top-down

Nigel Shadbolt discusses the realities of harnessing the potential of open data for governments, businesses and citizens. With Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Shadbolt is the joint head of the newly formed Open Data Institute in London which he summarises as “… building the supply side; building capability and empowerment; developing a demand side”.

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