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Government 2.0: Opening Doors For Citizen Engagement

Open Government: Listening and Learning Together

GovGirl on Government 2.0

Kristy Fifelski walks viewers through what’s hot in online government.  She covers #gov20la and #QRCode in this video.

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2011 #gov20la

It’s not about us and them, it’s about “We The People“.  Government 2.0 is about improving efficiencies across Government Agencies and empowering Citizens.  The Open Government movement includes local government, federal government, and multiple government agencies around the world.  Citizen Engagement is a key goal of Government 2.0.  People continue to gather in local neighborhoods and around the world to work together on ideas for improving Government and Citizen engagement.  I met Alan Silberberg, founder of Gov20LA a few years ago at one of the very first Gov 2.0 Camps in Washington, DC.  He recently hosted another gov 2.0 LA event and he shared his thoughts about the event in this article “Listening and Learning: Takeaways From Gov20LA 2011“.  Alan did a great job current and future state of Government 2.0, but this quote really stands out, “The explosion of open data is creating new pathways for entrepreneurs to attack centuries old problems“.

UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2011

Lovisa Williams wrote a great article about the Gov 2.0 LA event here.

Gov 2.0 LA: Digital Diplomacy, Blogging Ambassadors, Mobile and More at the Beach – Last weekend, I participated in the second annual Gov 2.0 LA event held in Santa Monica, CA.  This year’s event happened literally on the beach at the Annenberg Community Beach House. This is the second year I have helped Alan W. Silberberg plan the event.  Both years have been great for very… more

Voices from Gov2.0 LA: Lovisa Williams

The is a video from last year’s Gov 2.0 LA event, but it still applies today.  Lovisa Williams, @lovisatalk talks about the collaborative path forward for Government 2.0 in this video.

Innovation in Government Survey

Lovisa has a new survey available about Social Media and Government 2.0.  People can take a few minutes to fill out this survey and see the current results here “Innovation in Your Agency“.

Cities, Code, and Civics: “Enhanced serendipity”

Max Ogden of Code for America discusses taking “treasure troves” of government datasets to bring citizens and friends together in this MIT Tech TV video.

Government Data Stores Available

Data.gov is leading the way in democratizing public sector data and driving innovation. The data is being surfaced from many locations making the Government data stores available to researchers to perform their own analysis. Developers are finding good uses for the datasets, providing interesting and useful applications that allow for new views and public analysis. This is a work in progress, but this movement is spreading to cities, states, and other countries. After just one year a community is born around open government data.  Learn more here.

Gov 2.0 Summit

An enormous collection of great Government 2.0 videos and presentations are available from the Gov 2.0 Summit and Gov 2.0 ExpoO’Reilly Media does a fantastic job at organizing these events and sharing information for moving forward.  I recommend attending their events and connecting with others to help navigate the path to the future of Government as a Platform.

Gov 2.0 Summit brings together innovators from government and the private sector to highlight technology and ideas that can be applied to the nation’s great challenges. In areas as diverse as education, health care, energy, jobs, and financial reform, there are unique opportunities to rethink how government agencies perform their mission and serve our citizens. Social media, cloud computing, web, and mobile technologies—all provide new capabilities that government agencies are beginning to harness to achieve demonstrably better results at lower cost.  Learn more here.

Happy Fav Five Friday!

5 Favorite Places

  1. How Open Data Initiatives Can Improve City Life – Major city governments across North America are looking for ways to share civic data — which normally resides behind secure firewalls — with private developers who can… more
  2. Open Source and Open Government Take the Stage at the State Department – Open source technology and collaborative models will matter in media, mapping, education, smarter cities, national security, disaster response and much more in 2011 and beyond. The success of open source in… more
  3. Government 2.0 Revisited – Government 2.0 is not only a hot topic at the moment, it is an important one. I believe that the use of social media applications is at a tipping point, moving from early innovators toward broader acceptance among government professionals… more
  4. Government Social Media: Five Questions for 2011 – The Federal government has made a good deal of progress toward being more transparent, collaborative, and participatory during the two years since President Obama took office. However, despite great strides, government… more
  5. Government 2.0: Let’s get on with it! – What a promise, what an opportunity.  Using social networking, modern tools, more effective delivery capabilities in order to… more

UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2011

Civic developers code for America on Presidents’ Day in DC – This Presidents’ Day, the day before George Washington’s Birthday, dozens of government technologists, data nerds, civic hackers and citizens from around the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland will join Code for America fellows for a datacamp at Big Window Labs… more.

Connect and Collaborate with others supporting this event by following this hash tag on Twitter: #DataCamp

Gov 2.0 Strategy & Trends

Connecting with others is a key part of a solid Government 2.0 Strategy.  There are plenty of people sharing their lessons learned, tips, and insights about Open Government.  Some of these very helpful people include: @IdeaGov, @lovisatalk, @BevUSA, @digiphile, @cheeky_geeky, and these Gov 2.0 Communities govloop and govtwit.  People can easily keep up with Gov 2.0 Strategy & Trends in this Government 2.0 Twitter List.

Google Apps lets you focus on your agency’s mission – not complex IT. Reliable web-based tools, certified by the U.S. government.  Learn more here.

Dedicate resources to your mission – not to IT infrastructure. Government agencies around the world use Google’s enterprise solutions — Google Apps, Google Earth & Maps, or the Google Search Appliance. Google helps take the hassle out of managing IT solutions, letting you focus resources on your core mission.  Learn more here.

Why Enterprise 2.0 Strategy: Past, Present, & Future

The Social Business of Enterprise 2.0

The early adopters of Enterprise 2.0 have done a great job of sharing their lessons learned about implementing Web 2.0 technologies to improve collaboration around business goals and objectives.  You can find plenty of videos, presentations, wikis, blogs, and events from people all around the world willing to help you with your implementation of Enterprise 2.0.  These people can help you with your Enterprise 2.0 Strategy and help you discover how to use Web 2.0 technologies mapped to your business process to improve collaboration in your organization.

There is a current trend in the Enterprise 2.0 Market of calling Enterprise 2.0 “Social Business”.  I believe the “Social Business” result of Enterprise 2.0 is understood.  Using the term “Enterprise 2.0” is inherently connected to “Web 2.0″ and has given people at all levels a simple identifier when collaborating about methods for empowering the workforce and improving the bottom line.  I hope any working professional realizes that all business is “social business”.  Diluting the term “Enterprise 2.0″ is a huge mistake and I hope people continue to support using the term “Enterprise 2.0″.

The magic of Enterprise 2.0 adoption remains a struggle.  This may be due to organizations rushing to implement an Enterprise 2.0 Solution and forgetting the essence of what Enterprise 2.0 is about, as described by Andrew McAfee in the video below.  Here are a few quick highlights:

  • “USER technologies” (remember who your building for)
  • Easy to use tools lower barriers to participation and increase speed of adoption
  • Less rules, more collaboration
  • Tags are simple ONE WORD descriptions to help identify context
  • Enterprise 2.0 is about empowering, not imposing
  • Let structure emerge over time
  • More focus on HOW Web 2.0 Software gets used

Enterprise Architecture goes beyond copying features from Social Network Platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  It’s also more than using Web 2.0 Technologies like Wikis, Blogs, Forums, and Micro-blogs in the Enterprise.  Enterprise Architecture is more about improving business processes and collaboration that compliments the culture of the organization.  The strategy behind Enterprise Architecture directly maps to business goals and objectives.

I hope you enjoy this video collection that helps show how far Enterprise 2.0 has come and where we are going with the workforce of the future.

Andrew McAfee on What is Web/Enterprise 2.0

This is an older video that provides a quick look back at the thoughts of using Web 2.0 Tools within the Enterprise to help improve collaboration and communication.  See how Andrew McAfee explains how these Web 2.0 Tools will transform the Enterprise in this video.

Enterprise Architecture

See intelligent insights about Enterprise Architecture from these Gartner Analysts in this video.

The Future of the Enterprise Architect

Jefferey “Skunk” Baxter, Defense Consultant, and Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, Entity Analytic Solutions, IBM Software Group, discuss the “Future of the Enterprise Architect” at the 2010 DOD Enterprise Architecture Conference in this video.

Social Business – rethinking innovation, organization and leadership

A more open and transparent world challenge us to rethink the way we do business, the way we organize and the way we lead. Globalization, Tranparency, Social Media, Collaborative software – all part of a social revolution that forces companies to engage in Social Business Innovation and Open Business Leadership. See what can we learn from LEGO, Google, Starbucks, Proctor & Gamble and Nike in this video.

Cloud Computing & Custom Apps with Salesforce Chatter

Force.com is the leading cloud platform for business applications and Web sites. You can build and run your apps on it 5x faster, at about 1/2 the cost of traditional software platforms.  See how you can use PaaS and SaaS for collaboration in the cloud to collaborate with your team in this video.

Sir Ken Robinson on Collaboration in the 21st Century

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources.  See how he explains creativity and innovation in this video.

Professor Thomas Malone on Collective Intelligence

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.  See how Professor Thomas W. Malone explains Collective Intelligence in this video.

Social Intelligence and Leadership

An interview with Daniel Goleman, Psychologist. See how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization’s performance in this video.

Microsoft on Productivity Future Vision

See how technology could transform the way we get things done at school, at work, and in the home over the next 5 to 10 years in this video.

Enterprise 2.0 & Collective Intelligence

Connecting “Weak Ties” and Collective Intelligence will continue to be a great Return on Investment in Enterprise 2.0.  Empowering employees and enabling collaboration of the dispersed workforce contributes to Collective Intelligence powering “Predictive Markets” beyond business owners’ imagination.

Collective Intelligence: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ~Aristotle

What do you think about Enterprise 2.0?

Web 2.0 Summit: The Future Strategy of Web Technologies

Web 2.0 Summit: Points of Control

More than any time in the history of the Web, incumbents in the network economy are consolidating their power and staking new claims to key points of control.  The Web 2.0 Summit, hosted by John Battelle ( @johnbattelle ) and Tim O’Reilly ( @timoreilly ) was packed with brilliant thoughts from intelligent leaders in the web / business space.  New business innovators from Google, Twitter, Facebook, Baidu, and many other properties in the global web space eagerly shared their current insights and ideas about the future.  This year’s theme was about Points of Control, as you can see in this interactive Points of Contorl Map.  You can learn more about this map here.  Thanks to O’Reilly Meida for another great event.

Web 2.0 Summit: Points of Control

Five Key Strategies From The Web 2.0 Summit

  1. Go Social/Mobile or Become Irrelevant
  2. Build A Diverse Empire, Measure, Refine
  3. Learn Everything You Can About Social Behavior
  4. Share Value of Collective Intelligence
  5. Focus on User Experience

Fav Five Web 2.0 Summit Videos

Web 2.0 Summit (formerly named Web 2.0 Conference) brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the Internet industry together in one place at one time. Through incisive plenary sessions, frank onstage conversations, rapid-fire “high order bits,” and Launch Pad, visionaries and executives from across the Internet economy present their unique perspective on the Web’s future. Web 2.0 Summit is brought to you in partnership with O’Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb and moderated by John Battelle, Program Chair, and O’Reilly CEO and founder, Tim O’Reilly in association with Federated Media.  You can see all the Web 2.0 Summit videos here.  I have included five of my favorite videos below.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: “A Conversation with Google’s Eric Schmidt”

Watch the conversation with Google’s Erick Schmidt video here.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: “A Conversation with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg”

Watch this conversation with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg video here.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: “A Conversation with Twitter’s Evan Williams”

Watch this conversation with Twitter’s Evan Williams video here.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Mary Meeker on “Internet Trends”

Watch this “Internet Trends” presentation by Mary Meeker video here.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Zynga’s Mark Pincus on “Playing for High Stakes in the New App Economy”

Watch this Social Gaming presentation by Zynga’s Mark Pincus here.

Fav Five Places

  1. Live Blogging Baidu CEO Robin Li At Web 2.0 Summit
  2. The TechCrunch Guide to the Web 2.0 Summit
  3. Google CEO: Android update “could replace credit cards”
  4. Web 2.0 Summit November 15-17 San Francsico, Part 6–Mark Zuckerberg Keynote Interview
  5. Web 2.0 Summit focuses on mapping Net economy’s ‘points of control’

Web 2.0 Expo: The Future of the Web, A Platform Strategy

You can learn how to use persuasive design to encourage positive user behavior and more from these Web 2.0 Expo videos here.

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Fav Five Faces

Who is on your “Fantasy Innovation Team” this week?

Here are amazing people that have connected me to new friends and new ideas this week. You might be familiar with “Fantasy Football Teams” , well this is my “Fantasy Innovation Team” this week. I recommend following these smart, creative people on Twitter.

timoreilly-twitter Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold. http://twitter.com/timoreilly
johnbattelle-twitter Media, Technology, Culture, Business http://twitter.com/johnbattelle
ev-twitter Farm boy from Nebraska. Husband and father. Co-founder of Twitter. http://twitter.com/ev
ericschmidt-twitter CEO Google http://twitter.com/ericschmidt
timberners_lee-twitter Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) w3.org, the place to agree on web standards. Founded new webfoundation.org – let the web serve humanity http://twitter.com/timberners_lee

E 2.0: Is Your Organization Suffering From Diabetic Symptoms?

Your Body’s Health


I was tested for Diabetes the other day and was expecting to find the results in about a week.  The very next day my doctor called and told me that I am diabetic.  She told me about my sugar levels and I made a joke about my credit score.  She said, “This is very serious Mr. Hudson!” and wanted to start treatment immediately.  I did some quick research on the web about Diabetes and discovered how these seemingly harmless symptoms can destroy your body.  This information got me thinking about the body of the Enterprise (It’s people) and how important it is to keep that body healthy too.   What seems to be harmless symptoms can also destroy your organization.  Enterprise 2.0 is relatively young, but needs to learn to be more Social and Engaging.  Focus on context is critical for Enterprise 2.0 Platforms.  The tiny pieces of information mashed up within the proper context could save your organization.

Harmless Symptoms?

Fear of Enterprise 2.0

Weakness in the Enterprise often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early adoption of Enterprise 2.0 Systems and real collaboration can decrease the chance of developing the complications of a dying organization.

  • Frequent waste
  • Unusual thirst for knowledge
  • Extreme hunger from lack of collaboration
  • Unusual company weight loss (employee turnover)
  • Extreme fatigue and Irritability from competition stealing your business
  • Frequent financial infections from unexpected changes in the market
  • Blurred vision
  • Bruised egos from unwillingness to change
  • Numbness to new ideas
  • Recurring innovation infections from poor communication and collaboration


Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. Learn more.

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue and Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

Help with Enterprise 2.0

Do you want to learn more about Enterprise 2.0?  You can discover more about implementing effective collaboration in your organization from web resources, conferences, books, webinars, and meetups in your neighorborhood.  Here are a few great resources that can help you with your specific needs about Enterprise 2.0 and E 2.0 Platforms.

The 2.0 Adoption Council

The 2.0 Adoption Council is a collection of managers in large enterprises that are charting the course for 2.0 adoption. Although they may use different platforms and tools, they all share a common enthusiasm for bringing a new way of working to their representative companies. They call themselves “ internal evangelists” and some say they have one of the most difficult, yet exciting jobs in the marketplace.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Enterprise 2.0 is the leading conference and expo for organizations using collaborative technologies to accelerate information flow and drive revenue.

JackBe’s Presto for Your Enterprise App Store

Presto Enterprise Apps bring dynamic information to the enterprise as mashup-driven Apps. Presto Enterprise Apps are easy to create, capable of accessing any type of data, can be used anywhere, are easy to share, and are as secure as your most important applications.

Great Enterprise 2.0 People on Twitter

@amcafee, @raesmaa, @rossdawson, @bduperrin, @jimworth, @ITSinsider, @dhinchcliffe, @oscarberg, @BillIves, http://bit.ly/E20List

Fav Five Faces

Who is on your “Fantasy Innovation Team” this week?

Here are amazing people that have connected me to new friends and new ideas this week. You might be familiar with “Fantasy Football Teams” , well this is my “Fantasy Innovation Team” this week. I recommend following these smart, creative people on Twitter.

twitter_deb_lavoy i think about how teams solve hard problems, coffee, chocolate and my kids. this annoys my husband. Gig: Dir, Prod Mktg.@OpenText for Social Workplace http://twitter.com/deb_lavoy
twitter_nahumg Loves people, communities, media, & technology (in that order!). Right & left brain enabled. http://twitter.com/nahumg
twitter_KRCraft An ounce of perception – a pound of obscure. Love the edgy dichotomy between risk taking and risk aversion. LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/KRCraftonLinkedIn  http://twitter.com/KRCraft
twitter_raesmaa Entrepreneur, Founding Partner @Sopima. SaaS, Cloud, Contract Management, Enterprise 2.0, ITSM, Social media, Innovation, Sustainability, Design, Books. OH-LCD.  http://twitter.com/raesmaa
twitter_aponcier Consulting director in social collaboration strategy : management 2.0, enterprise 2.0, social media strategy, SCRM… at USEO   http://twitter.com/aponcier

Government 2.0: Code for America. Create. Collaborate.

Gov 2.0: Code for America. Create. Collaborate.

Apps For Citizens

Bringing innovation and culture of Tech to Government

Government 2.0: Code for America. Create. Collaborate. Leaders from technology and government, including Mark Zuckerberg, Biz Stone, Aneesh Chopra, Caterina Fake, and Tim O’Reilly, ask you to apply to be a Code for America fellow and help bring the innovation and culture of the tech industry to city government in this video

Learn more and apply now: http://codeforamerica.org/fellows

I support bringing innovation & culture of Tech to Government.

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