Wikinomics and the Future of Governance


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Wikinomics and the Future of Governance

  1. 1. Wikinomics and the Future of Government & Governance Anthony D. Williams co-author of Wikinomics, VP nGenera
  2. 2. Wikinomics - 22 Languages
  3. 3. Mass Collaboration in Action Age of Participation
  4. 4. Government 2.0: Wikinomics, Government & Democracy <ul><li>The definitive worldwide investigation of how Wikinomics and the web 2.0 is revolutionizing government and democracy </li></ul><ul><li>A global member-funded community of change agents and thought leaders </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. New Conditions for Democracy <ul><li>Large-scale problems overwhelm the capacity of closed policy units </li></ul><ul><li>A highly educated and connected population </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration effect of mass collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>The legitimacy and authority of European governance </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Transparent : Provides access to pertinent information </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory : Enables citizens and stakeholder to provide input </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative : Reaches across organizational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive : Fosters continuous innovation and agility </li></ul><ul><li>Informed : Acquires up-to-date knowledge and inputs </li></ul><ul><li>Accountable : Decision-makers are accountable for outcomes </li></ul>2. Guiding Principles for Digital-Era Policymaking
  7. 7. 3. Building Communities of Interest Public Servants Veterans Youth People with Disabilities Agricultural Producers New Immigrants Families Seniors
  8. 8. 3. Building Communities of Interest : Brainstorming with Customer Communities
  9. 9. 3. Building Communities of Interest Co-Creating an Educational Curriculum
  10. 10. 3. Building Communities of Interest Opening Up the Boundaries of Government
  11. 11. Skills Groups Current Project My Location Online <ul><li>Climate Change Action Group </li></ul><ul><li>European Social Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Car Collectors </li></ul>European Transparency Initiative Duration: 18 days End Dates: March 28, 2008 Project Lead: Tess Drake 4. Connected Through Rich User Profiles John Smith Performance Rating Recommendations Project Activity March 11 March 10 March 9 New connection with Jane Doe Completed project for European Commission Project Rating: Feedback: 1 report, 2 sr. clients March 7 Updated product specification sheet for Widget Partner meeting with United Nations
  12. 12. 5. Access to Public Data
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing Government: Can 50,000 Estonians Clean-up Estonia in a Day?
  14. 14. 6. An Engagement and Policy-Modelling Toolkit <ul><li>Connecting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy & identity management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deliberating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group discussion & learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion-mining </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forecasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Datamining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation, VR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 7. Digital-Age Engagement Methodologies Breadth Depth polling workshops deliberative polling focus groups citizen juries commissions referenda elections policy networks solicited feedback question periods targeted communications town halls policy portals moderated brainstorming idea zone recommendation zone education zone decision zone
  16. 16. <ul><li>Trusted public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Extension beyond government into civic society, the markets and global bodies </li></ul>8. Genuine Political Engagement <ul><li>Five elements of digital-age democracy: </li></ul><ul><li>An organizational disposition for mass collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>A communications strategy emphasizing inclusion and outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant timing and targets of engagements </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You <ul><li>Anthony D. Williams VP, nGenera </li></ul><ul><li>133 King Street East, Suite 300 Toronto, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>416-863-8864 </li></ul>