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Tomasz Janowski

Control and trust: the future of governance

The electronic government landscape is increasingly pointing towards a diffusion of power, and an increased role and voice for citizens in public decision-making. Tomasz Janowski from the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance discusses some of the global trends that he is observing: participatory democracy, the increased regulation of new service delivery channels and the need for leadership in ICT services, challenging the notion of what “whole of government” really means in practice.

Theresa Pardo

Open government and public value: Beyond the bottom-line

Theresa Pardo is well known for her work leading the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). This discussion looks at public value and taking a portfolio approach to open government, as articulated through the CTG’s Public Value Assessment Tool.

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The Semantic Web: Data linked to data = New insights

In 2001 Professor Jim Hendler jointly conceptualised the semantic web along with Tim Berners-Lee and Ora Lassila. When he invented the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee always envisaged it as highly linked, and the idea of the semantic web – a web of linked data with meaning – is now emerging as a reality.

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Where Government 2.0 meets Society 2.0

In times of austerity and change, social technologies and new forms of collaboration enable governments, industry and citizens to create new opportunities and solve problems. In this special 2-part interview with Zachary Tumin from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Centre, we look at how all parts of society can collaborate to innovate.

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Service design for the public sector: designing questions before answers

The emerging discipline of service design is playing an increasingly important role in the public sector. In this special live recording from Paris, we speak with Christophe Tallec of Utilisacteur/Uinfoshare and Anne Marie Boutin, head of the French National Design Centre (Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle) to learn how service design and design thinking helps organisations to focus on asking the right questions before looking for solutions.

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2.0 is changing the economic definition of public goods. Or is it?

Nicholas Gruen, economist and former chair of the Australian Gov 2.0 Taskforce debates the ways in which 2.0 thinking and technologies are changing economic definitions of public goods.

Chris Yiu

A Right to Data – policy opportunities for UK government

Chatting with Gov 2.0 Radio from London is Chris Yiu from leading UK thinktank Policy Exchange about their newly-released report ‘A Right to Data‘.  The report provides an analysis of the current state…

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Participatory redistricting

Hear from Michael P McDonald and Micah Altman of the Public Mapping Project, which is an organization that is using open source software to enable people to create their own redistricting maps and…

James Dellow

Social Business and Gov 2.0

Social, Inside and Out: Join us for a discussion of social business with Daschis/Headshift consultant James Dellow on making complex organizations social. “Social business doesn’t really differentiate between government and non-government” says Dellow….

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