Successfully reported this slideshow.

Microsoft: Why Open Governments Matter

1,541 views

Published on

How transparency, collaboration and participation can improve the world's economy and our governments given to Microsoft Open Government Global Program in Singapore

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

Microsoft: Why Open Governments Matter

  1. 1. Open Government<br />How Transparency, Collaboration and Participation can Improve Our Lives, Economy and Well-Being<br />Barry Libert, Mzinga<br />barry@mzinga.com<br />Rodrigo Becerra, Microsoft<br />rbecerra@microsoft.com<br />
  2. 2. Why We Care!<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Portugal Today<br />Three Principles for Success<br />How to Get Started and Pitfalls to Avoid<br />Q&A Session<br />
  4. 4. Part 1: Portugal Today <br />
  5. 5. All Seemed Good, But…<br />
  6. 6. Economy Eroded<br />Unemployment 10.6%<br />Deficit 9.3% of GDP<br />20/27 member states currently exceeding EU’s 3% limit on budget deficits <br />
  7. 7. Corruption Increased<br />Portugal Ranked 32/178 in terms of corruption (1 being extremely corrupt)<br />Source: Transparency International<br />
  8. 8. Competitiveness Slipped<br />Portugal 46 out of 139 countries<br />
  9. 9. Bureaucracy #1 Problem<br />
  10. 10. Citizens Became Furious <br />
  11. 11. Part 2: Portugal’s Future<br />
  12. 12. Definition of an Open Nation<br />Open (adjective): To render accessible to knowledge, enlightenment, fulfillment<br />Nation (noun): A community of persons not constituting a state but bound by common interests and passions<br />
  13. 13. Open Government<br />Transparency<br />Collaboration<br />Participation<br /><ul><li>Makedataavailable
  14. 14. UseRich Media
  15. 15. Enableaccess
  16. 16. Engageeveryone
  17. 17. Seek Feedback
  18. 18. Continuallyimprove
  19. 19. Crowdsourceinnovation
  20. 20. Collaborateaccrossilo‘s
  21. 21. Rewardresults</li></li></ul><li>#1: Transparency<br />
  22. 22. Eye on Earth<br />
  23. 23. Benefits<br />Develops public confidence in government<br />Improves the quality of public debate<br />Builds public participation and buy-in<br />Provides new insights and perspectives<br />
  24. 24. #2: Collaborative<br />
  25. 25. showusabetterway.com.uk<br />freeourdata.gov.uk<br />
  26. 26. Benefits<br />Creates platform for innovation<br />Enable others to achieve their goals<br />Improve efficiency<br />Yields collective wisdom<br />
  27. 27. #3: Participatory<br />
  28. 28. Miami 311.com…..Hey Gov!<br />
  29. 29. Benefits<br />Empowers citizens <br />Encourage participation and support<br />Redirects resources to most valued initiatives<br />Insures alignment with people’s desires<br />
  30. 30. Part 3: How To Get Started<br />
  31. 31. 3 Steps to Getting Started<br />People: Start the conversation with your citizens in order to build a vibrant on-line to return to prosperity<br />Process: Run citizen-centric pilot programs where failure is an option and measure the results and impact<br />Technology: Use Web 2.0 technologies to create transparency, collaboration and participation<br />
  32. 32. Step 1: People Start the Conversation and Build a Vibrant on Line Community<br />
  33. 33. Step 2 : ProcessRun citizen-centric pilot programs where failure is an option and measure results <br />
  34. 34. Step 3:TechnologyUse Web 2.0 to Promote Transparency, Collaboration and Participation<br />
  35. 35. Stimulus360 Funds Management<br />
  36. 36. 3 Pitfalls<br />Avoid Exclusivity: Allow everyone to be a part of the solution, do not limit to technological elites or create barriers of entry<br />Know Your Goals: Be patient, help people achieve their objectives and remember change doesn’t happen over night <br />Be Flexible and Experiment: Be accepting of failure and embrace experimentation to achieve collaborative solutions<br />
  37. 37. Pitfall 1: Avoid Exclusivity<br />Not Just Leaders!<br />
  38. 38. Pitfall 2: Know Your Citizens Needs<br />Government Evolution<br />Citizen Needs<br />Build Open Nation<br />Full Potential<br />Crowd-source Innovation<br />Self Mastery<br />Create Communities<br />Connectedness<br />Make & Sell Products<br />Basic Needs<br />
  39. 39. Pitfall 3: Take Risks <br />
  40. 40. Countries Can Achieve Full Potential!<br />
  41. 41. Thank You!…<br />Barry Libert, Mzinga<br />barry@mzinga.com<br />Rodrigo Becerra, Microsoft<br />rbecerra@microsoft.com<br />

×