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Public policy and the information revolution 4.20.12Presentation Transcript
public policy and theinformation revolution Greg Wass – CIO, Cook County 4/20/12
How does public policy help advance theinformation revolution?How does the information revolutionimprove public policy formation?
Information Revolution (direct) Revolution (indirect)• Broadband • #ows • Spectacle/Channels• Platforms • N. Africa • Mediation• Mobility • Cyberwar • Privacy• Remix • China? • DIY• Big data • Disruptive
3 local media stories:1. CTA/County fiber sharing2. Property information portal3. metrochicagodata.org
1. CTA/County fiber sharing
2. Property tax portal
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Near-term effects of the information revolution ongovernment IT1. Consumerization of IT (apps)2. BYOD3. Cloud computing / no datacenter4. Big data / predictive analytics5. Broadband as utility6. Consolidation
Long-term effects of the information revolutionon government• Transparency trust?• Platform, not service delivery?• Public participation?
Increasing public participation: people who care people who care but and are involved who arent involvedsqueaky wheels people who dont care
How can technology help increase therelative # of people who care about an issueand want to get involved (and reduce therelative # of squeaky wheels)?
How does public policy helpadvance the informationrevolution?Broadband, open government…How does the informationrevolution improve public policyformation?Crowdsourcing, civic apps…