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Presentation given as part of knowledge transfer from my attendance at gov 2.0 summit, 2009 in Washington. There may be more than 10.

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  • Anieesh - us cto. Tech policy surfacing and brokering idea between agencies with common objectives but different perspectives. 3 key levers: - standards - r and d - procurement Open gov directive - all agencies to consult with public on open gov plans - include structured approach to releasing data - provide platforms Hardwire the accountability for open If you bring more transparency to the process you will likely get better results. My society - Tom steinberg fix my street, they work for you, what they know, petition Clay shirky Adding mgt oversight can have negative effects - fine for picking kids up late results in higher rate. Need to respect social contract Contract complete enough but not too much Allow participants to surprise The more you take credit for future success the less likely it will be success The lesson is that users never do what you expect. Aniesh Tech policy surfacing and brokering idea between agencies with common objectives but different perspectives. 3 key levers: standards r and d Procurement Clay Shirky (Author and social scientist) Adding management oversight can have negative effects The key to social participation is an incomplete contract that encourages surprises Inventor of Ethernet A few simple rules to guide self governance, encourage individual contributions over central control
  • G2 Carl Gps and release of map data is example of gov as platform FCC release of edgar Gov release of core data the raw material of innovation Obama directive assume presumption of release Carl making argument to free up legal proceedings Opportunity for citizens to help governments more efficient 1. Any doc with the forced of law must ne available. rg legal proceedings 2 meetings that are part of the lawmaking process eg congress hearing should be on internet 3 make the countries os open source Eg laws and stuff public Standing ovation
  • Generals The battke field is the highest level of collaboration - common action Xp 150 is an maximum number to solve a problem Also known as Dunbars number, the max that can
  • Gcpedia in next Accenture report
  • Open data - make sites scapable - diffs not dumps - no pdfs they are not machine readable Higgens - open soiurce identity Open trust framework 10 private sector firms stepping up to level 1 gov pilot at national institie of health - info cards - national library of medicine How can geeks help with big issues: Health, Education, the economy Continuous improvement DIO (Hands not just voices)– Scott from Meetup
  • Leaders get the behaviors they exhibit. Set the rules and get out of the way. Success - the new type of leader is a facilitator and willing to take risks.
  • Werner - cto of amazon Virtualize storage and compute that allows for scaling in minutes Amazon has the most xp in delivering cloud. 3 yrs New service with ability to cordon off part of cloud and integrate with internal The cloud can give you more security because it is highly specialized. Amazon hipa(?) certified Very fine grained policy control available Service Centric Design: Services are urls Information liberated from the device Services aware of context and location services that act on data but don't own the data - keep the data separate from ap making data programmatically available Many type of clouds: private, open, secure,
  • From Andrew McLaughlin Deputy Chief Technology Officer
  • Thom’s top ten

    1. 1. Thom’s Top Ten A report from the 2009 Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C. Thomas Kearney Delivered at the Chief Information Officer Branch, Government of Canada, Lunch and Learn October 21, 2009 wiki commons - 442px-Laxey_Wheel_08676u.jpg
    2. 3. Top People US CIO US CTO Deputy CTO Deputy CTO Inventor of Ethernet Social Scientists Agency Leaders Military Generals Open NGO’s Social Activists Data Libertarians State Governments Municipal Governments Open source Startups Cloud Vendors Identity Gurus Security Experts
    3. 5. Top Speech
    4. 6. Top number <ul><li>If 150 individuals is a maximum for an effective group: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the minimum number of groups in the Canadian public service? 250,000/150=1,666 </li></ul>LESSON: Lots of groups are economical for the first time with tools like GC PEDIA & GC CONNEX
    5. 7. Top word <ul><li>Neophile </li></ul>someone who loves change They are a minority of the population.
    6. 8. Top ideas <ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open data, Open Government, Open trust framework, Open source, Open secrets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government as a platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iphone versus vending machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 key levers; standards, R&D, procurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholesaler of data not just one product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS as example of gov as platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidewalks as a platform for interaction and serendipity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DIO (Do It Ourselves) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From audience to people with roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use enables individual action </li></ul></ul>We serve the public better when we serve together
    7. 9. Top Example
    8. 10. Top Quotes <ul><li>“ You can’t accept a no from someone who can’t give you a yes” </li></ul><ul><li>Michele Weslander, Intellipedia </li></ul><ul><li>“ When the best leader leads, the people say they did it themselves” </li></ul><ul><li>Lao Tzu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coding is quicker than consensus” </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Johnson, Sunlight Foundation </li></ul>
    9. 11. Top Challenges <ul><li>Rapid application development challenges government procurement models </li></ul><ul><li>How does participation change the decision making process ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>working on tools to consolidate and filter input </li></ul></ul>It is all based on trust
    10. 12. Top Cloud Stories <ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most experienced commercial provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very fine grained control available now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly secure clouds are possible (can be integrated with internal environment ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GSA issued RFI for cloud computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 45 percent of initiatives are low security and are candidate for commercial cloud </li></ul></ul>We need an internal development cloud
    11. 13. Top take aways <ul><li>Need to think about things differently </li></ul><ul><li>The future is up to us. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to participate and be a positive force for change. </li></ul>This means you will have to step out of your comfort zone.
    12. 14. Top tips for Open Government <ul><li>Real simple: </li></ul><ul><li>Make sites scrapable </li></ul><ul><li>don’t use PDF’s </li></ul><ul><li>Diffs not dumps </li></ul>
    13. 15. Top Insight Government has three main powers: The power to convene The power to enable The power to regulate Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer
    14. 16. Top Links Towards Living Intelligence Awesome video from Chris Rasmussen at Intelipedia available on youtube. www.