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The Opportunity behind
Open Government

An unexplored ocean
Pablo Díaz
@pablodc
Vasco Núñez de Balboa:
The first European to make out the Pacific Ocean
He was also de the FIRST EUROPEAN to found a
lasting city on American continental lands.

Santa María la Antigua del Darié...
In order to do this, he
established an
OPEN TOWN COUNCIL
Which elected a
MUNICIPAL
GOVERNMENT
(the first one in the
Americ...
OPEN TOWN COUNCIL?
TRADITIONAL OPEN TOWN COUNCILS used to
involve neighbor meetings in case of emergency.
They were usually summoned by the t...
REVOLUTIONARY OPEN TOWN COUNCILS
The old tradition of open town councils came back
in 1810 after Napoleon held Ferdinand V...
OPEN TOWN COUNCIL 22ND MAY 1810
CHRONOLOGY
Monday 21st May 1810: Four hundred and fifty
invitations were distributed among...
OPEN TOWN COUNCIL OF 22ND MAY 1810
CHRONOLOGY
Wednesday 23rd May 1810: After the Open Town Council
came to an end, several...
21st MAY 1810
MAY REVOLUTION

The people want to know what it’s about

15th MAY 2011
15-M MOVEMENT
COMPARATIVE STUDY
OPEN TOWN COUNCIL

The people want to know what it’s about

OPEN GOVERNMENT
NEWS USED TO TRAVEL BY BOAT

VS
NEWS TRAVEL BY BITS
SLOW INFORMATION
TRANSMISSION

VS
FAST INFORMATION TRANSMISSION
THERE WERE FORBIDDEN BOOKS
PEOPLE WERE NOT PERMITTED TO
READ

VS
BOOKS YOU ARE NOT
PERMITTED TO DOWNLOAD
INFORMATION SHORTAGE

VS
INFORMATION WEALTH
BESIEGED BY NAPOLEONIC ARMIES

VS
BESIEGED BY THE CAPITAL MARKETS
GREED OVER THE LAND

VS
GREED OVER MONEY
IMPORTANT CITIZENS WERE
SUMMONED BY PERSONAL
INVITATION

VS
ANY CITIZEN CAN BE INVITED VIA EMAIL, WHATSAPP, ETC.
PROTESTS WERE HARD TO ORGANIZE

VS
PROTESTS ARE EASY TO ORGANIZE
FEW CITIZENS WITH PLENTY OF FREE TIME

NO
MANY CITIZENS WITH LITTLE FREE TIME
MORE TIME TO REFLECT

VS
LESS TIME TO REFLECT
OPENT TOWN COUNCIL

PARADOX?

OPEN GOVERNMENT
(LACK OF) INTEREST IN POLITICS

¿VS?
(LACK OF) INTEREST IN POLITICS
BLUE OCEAN?
CHANGING THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM?
CHANGING THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM?
Forced his way in in 1936…

Found his way out due to force majeure…

Finds his way in “dig...
WINNING THE ELECTIONS?
WINNING THE ELECTIONS?
CONNECTING WITH THE PEOPLE
CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE MEANS INNOVATING
INNOVATING MEANS RISKING
“I found it really sad, irritating, and
contemptible to listen to a socialist
spokesman showing off about the fact that
Sp...
MAKING PROGRESS IS THE GOAL OF THE LEFT-WING FRONT
THE THREE PILLARS OF OPEN
GOVERNMENT
TRANSPARENCY JUST LIKE

INHIBITOR

FOR DEMOCRATIC DISAFFECTION
PARTICIPATION JUST LIKE

GAMIFICATION

OF THE DEMOCRATIC CULTURE
COLLABORATION JUST LIKE
CODEVELOPER

OF THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM
THE RAW MATERIAL OF THESE PILLARS
DATA
WITH THE PRESENT RAW MATERIALS AND TOOLS
WE MAY OBTAIN NEW WAYS OF CONNECTING AND TRANSMITING
EXAMPLES
OPEN GOVERNMENT
It provides updated information on empty properties so that communities are
allowed to find other ways of fitting these sp...
It simplifies bureaucracy and all the requirements citizens need to register and start
new businesses by means of open-sou...
It is a simulator that helps people understand the impact public politics such as
health care reforms, changes in educatio...
It allows journalists, academics, and the general public to obtain, in an
uncomplicated fashion, Estate Court appeal paper...
It makes interaction with the government much easier by simplifying the hiring and
licensing processes so that SMEs may op...
It promotes governmental innovation by creating tools and servers that fulfill
government regulation so that developers ca...
It is a tool thought to simplify information related to local planning projects. This is
done by means of a tool used by g...
It provides Chicago’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods with the tools needed to
access and demand their government to s...
EXAMPLES
OPEN POLITICAL PARTIES
It allows organizations to create real-time alerts for web or social media notices
regarding themselves or other relevant ...
It allows organizations to create real-time alerts for web or social media notices
regarding themselves or other relevant ...
It allows organizations to create real-time alerts for web or social media notices
regarding themselves or other relevant ...
Stu led the vision for the NGP VAN’s innovative new Social Organizing tool, which allows
campaign supporters to match thei...
Thank you very much!
@pablodc
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
The Opportunity behind Open Government, an unexplored ocean
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Open government is the governing doctrine which holds that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight. I try to explain this concept with a historical anecdote plus an approach to the blue ocean strategy.

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  1. 1. The Opportunity behind Open Government An unexplored ocean Pablo Díaz @pablodc
  2. 2. Vasco Núñez de Balboa: The first European to make out the Pacific Ocean
  3. 3. He was also de the FIRST EUROPEAN to found a lasting city on American continental lands. Santa María la Antigua del Darién
  4. 4. In order to do this, he established an OPEN TOWN COUNCIL Which elected a MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (the first one in the American continent) We are hanging around YEAR 1510!
  5. 5. OPEN TOWN COUNCIL?
  6. 6. TRADITIONAL OPEN TOWN COUNCILS used to involve neighbor meetings in case of emergency. They were usually summoned by the town council, but only the most important ones would get such invitation, thus leaving aside low class Creoles, aboriginal people, women, slaves, people of mixed race, and many others.
  7. 7. REVOLUTIONARY OPEN TOWN COUNCILS The old tradition of open town councils came back in 1810 after Napoleon held Ferdinand VII of Spain under arrest in France. The most well-known one is the one held on 22nd May 1810 in Buenos Aires.
  8. 8. OPEN TOWN COUNCIL 22ND MAY 1810 CHRONOLOGY Monday 21st May 1810: Four hundred and fifty invitations were distributed among the most important neighbors and authorities of the capital city. The guest list was prepared by the Town Council with prominency as the only criterion in mind. However, Agustín Donado, mate to French and Beruti, the one in charge of printing said invitations, printed so many more invitations that he ended up distributing them among the Creoles too. Tuesday 22nd May 1810: Out of the four hundred and fifty invited neighbors and authorities, only around two hundred and fifty attended. French and Beruti, commanding six hundred armed men carrying knives, blunderbusses, and rifles, managed to take control of the access to the town square so as to make sure the town council got taken by Creoles. That open town council went on from morning until midnight. The main topic of discussion was the legitimacy of the government and the viceroy’s authority. It was eventually decided by the vast majority that the viceroy was to be divested of his power.
  9. 9. OPEN TOWN COUNCIL OF 22ND MAY 1810 CHRONOLOGY Wednesday 23rd May 1810: After the Open Town Council came to an end, several notices were posted across the city to inform the population of the creation of a committee and of the summoning of province representatives while it also urged people not to cause a breach of the peace. Thursday 24th May 1810: The will of the Town Council was not respected and a new committee was formed, which gave the viceroy a “different post” but retained all his authority. This caused unrest once again among the working classes and the popular militias, which led to the occupation of the town square by a mob that saw this cunning argument as mockery towards the will of the Open Town Council. Some soldiers rebel against this decision and refuse to repress the agitators. Friday 25th May 1810: Because of the delays in reaching a final decision, in the course of the morning the mob gathered around Plaza Mayor (currently known as Plaza de Mayo) and started yelling:
  10. 10. 21st MAY 1810 MAY REVOLUTION The people want to know what it’s about 15th MAY 2011 15-M MOVEMENT
  11. 11. COMPARATIVE STUDY
  12. 12. OPEN TOWN COUNCIL The people want to know what it’s about OPEN GOVERNMENT
  13. 13. NEWS USED TO TRAVEL BY BOAT VS NEWS TRAVEL BY BITS
  14. 14. SLOW INFORMATION TRANSMISSION VS FAST INFORMATION TRANSMISSION
  15. 15. THERE WERE FORBIDDEN BOOKS PEOPLE WERE NOT PERMITTED TO READ VS BOOKS YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO DOWNLOAD
  16. 16. INFORMATION SHORTAGE VS INFORMATION WEALTH
  17. 17. BESIEGED BY NAPOLEONIC ARMIES VS BESIEGED BY THE CAPITAL MARKETS
  18. 18. GREED OVER THE LAND VS GREED OVER MONEY
  19. 19. IMPORTANT CITIZENS WERE SUMMONED BY PERSONAL INVITATION VS ANY CITIZEN CAN BE INVITED VIA EMAIL, WHATSAPP, ETC.
  20. 20. PROTESTS WERE HARD TO ORGANIZE VS PROTESTS ARE EASY TO ORGANIZE
  21. 21. FEW CITIZENS WITH PLENTY OF FREE TIME NO MANY CITIZENS WITH LITTLE FREE TIME
  22. 22. MORE TIME TO REFLECT VS LESS TIME TO REFLECT
  23. 23. OPENT TOWN COUNCIL PARADOX? OPEN GOVERNMENT
  24. 24. (LACK OF) INTEREST IN POLITICS ¿VS? (LACK OF) INTEREST IN POLITICS
  25. 25. BLUE OCEAN?
  26. 26. CHANGING THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM?
  27. 27. CHANGING THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM? Forced his way in in 1936… Found his way out due to force majeure… Finds his way in “digitally” Finds his way out in XXXX due to “big-game hunting”
  28. 28. WINNING THE ELECTIONS?
  29. 29. WINNING THE ELECTIONS?
  30. 30. CONNECTING WITH THE PEOPLE
  31. 31. CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE MEANS INNOVATING
  32. 32. INNOVATING MEANS RISKING
  33. 33. “I found it really sad, irritating, and contemptible to listen to a socialist spokesman showing off about the fact that Spain is the third country, after Holland and Belgium, to institutionalize gay marriage.” “Abortion is not a legal right, just like gay unions are not marriage” RISKING MEANS MAKING PROGRESS
  34. 34. MAKING PROGRESS IS THE GOAL OF THE LEFT-WING FRONT
  35. 35. THE THREE PILLARS OF OPEN GOVERNMENT
  36. 36. TRANSPARENCY JUST LIKE INHIBITOR FOR DEMOCRATIC DISAFFECTION
  37. 37. PARTICIPATION JUST LIKE GAMIFICATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC CULTURE
  38. 38. COLLABORATION JUST LIKE CODEVELOPER OF THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM
  39. 39. THE RAW MATERIAL OF THESE PILLARS
  40. 40. DATA
  41. 41. WITH THE PRESENT RAW MATERIALS AND TOOLS
  42. 42. WE MAY OBTAIN NEW WAYS OF CONNECTING AND TRANSMITING
  43. 43. EXAMPLES OPEN GOVERNMENT
  44. 44. It provides updated information on empty properties so that communities are allowed to find other ways of fitting these spaces.
  45. 45. It simplifies bureaucracy and all the requirements citizens need to register and start new businesses by means of open-source software.
  46. 46. It is a simulator that helps people understand the impact public politics such as health care reforms, changes in education, and education budget cuts will have on local economies and communities.
  47. 47. It allows journalists, academics, and the general public to obtain, in an uncomplicated fashion, Estate Court appeal papers summarizing in an approachable language the desicions made, giving out free audio extracts, and much more.
  48. 48. It makes interaction with the government much easier by simplifying the hiring and licensing processes so that SMEs may operate with the government in a much faster and uncomplicated fashion.
  49. 49. It promotes governmental innovation by creating tools and servers that fulfill government regulation so that developers can build and adapt new technologies easily.
  50. 50. It is a tool thought to simplify information related to local planning projects. This is done by means of a tool used by governments and contractors that provides a simplified way of creating updated websites gathering the opinion of the people.
  51. 51. It provides Chicago’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods with the tools needed to access and demand their government to supply them with information on important issues, such as education and housing.
  52. 52. EXAMPLES OPEN POLITICAL PARTIES
  53. 53. It allows organizations to create real-time alerts for web or social media notices regarding themselves or other relevant stakeholders and competitors. This service also allows the electoral campaign team to respond to questions and comments efficiently.
  54. 54. It allows organizations to create real-time alerts for web or social media notices regarding themselves or other relevant stakeholders and competitors. This service also allows the electoral campaign team to respond to questions and comments efficiently.
  55. 55. It allows organizations to create real-time alerts for web or social media notices regarding themselves or other relevant stakeholders and competitors. This service also allows the electoral campaign team to respond to questions and comments efficiently.
  56. 56. Stu led the vision for the NGP VAN’s innovative new Social Organizing tool, which allows campaign supporters to match their Facebook friends to the voter file. This way, a given campaign may create target universes and supporters can use web-based tools like a Virtual Phone Bank to engage their friends in that universe. Following the NGP VAN merger, Stu led the launch of NGP VAN’s new Accelerator digital product, which is now the most widely used website platform among Democratic candidates.
  57. 57. Thank you very much! @pablodc

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