OPEN Government is… Dominic Campbell October 2011
this is not a storyabout technology !(well, not only)
shift from thinking about!Public Institutions !to focusing on creating!Public Value
transparence est… open democracy open collaborationopen customer service open data open engagementopen social innovation
Critical New Public Communicative Underpinnings Management Governance Rationalist, Hegel, Marx, Empiricist, Hume, Philosophical Tradition Positivist, Historicist Burke, Popper Problem Solving Technical Adaptive Critical Philosophy System + Strategic Action Lifeworld + Communicative Action (Habermas) Urban Design Engineered Shared Space Proprietary Information Technology Open Source Market Rationality Animal Spirits and Embedded View of Market Chicago School Markets Communicative Style Broadcast Interactive Web 2.0 Central Government Expedient Ethical ApproachApproach to Transparency Contextualised Data Raw Data Credit: Leo Boland & Emer Coleman, Greater London Authority
a new kind ofchangeMaking organistionalchange happen – andstickThe world is not short ofchange theoryBut do we have theory ﬁtfor public services 2.0purpose?How to open upgovernment to thepositive effects of thenetworked world whilemitigating the risks?Managed transition ordisruptive innovation?
itʼs about aspiring to something new: new behaviours, new ways of thinking Open RelaxedCollaborative TransparentEngaging Authentic Sharing Personalised Fun Human Honest
the big debateﬁx the system or create a new one eGov 2.0 WeGovMore efﬁcient and effective People powered publicgovernment ʻas isʼ services redeﬁning the role of government
Initial conceptA light-weight web app that drawsexisting data from each agencyʼssystem, as well as the child andfamily, and presents it in a usefulway.
Principles⠶ Networked approach, centred on the client⠶ More ʻhumanʼ technology⠶ Information-rich, visually light interface to show ʻthicknessʼ of the ﬁle allowing safeguarding professional to focus efforts
Human networks matter GP Youth Worker Detective! Mother Other Sergeant Child Agency Social Teacher Worker
Open Data"Its about cutting waste; its about driving improvementand accountability in public services; and its aboutboosting the economy by enabling entrepreneurs to usepublic data to create new applications."Above all, it is about a shift of power from the state and afundamental trust in the ability of people to work togetherto transform our society.” Francis Maude, UK Cabinet Ofﬁce Minister
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the big 3 for government leaders!1. lay the foundations:" digital inclusion, open data, IT infrastructure, technology, new rules for procurement!2. foster culture change:" inside and outside of government, ‘be the web’, leadership, role modelling!3. catalyse and nurture innovation: ! competitions, changing models of procurement, support social innovators, welcome the outside in