The Gov 2.0 Conference event returned with solutions for accessible and transparent data and engaging with citizens in decision making.
At Gov 2.0 Conference 2011, delegates gained knowledge from leaders and Web 2.0 innovators within the public sector. We were inspired by an expert panel of senior government officials, practitioners and policy makers who provided insights, case studies and solutions to the challenges facing the progression of Gov 2.0 in Australia.
The Gov 2.0 Conference 2011 kicked off with 3 interactive case studies run by Gov 2.0 leaders.
Nicholas Skytland, Director of the Open Government Initiative at NASA, USA led a workshop on “Moving towards a Gov 2.0 culture”. He focussed on how to motivate and educate managers into adapting new technologies, overcome resistance to change, develop skills and raise awareness on Web 2.0 tools for Government.
Patrick McCormick, General Manager, Online Collaboration and Citizen Engagement, Strategic Communication Branch, Department of Justice Victoria led a workshop on “Developing strategies, culture and business cases to support Gov 2.0”. He focussed on how to develop strategies, shape initiatives, support culture change and seek support and funding for projects in government departments with business benefits and public policy outcomes.
Chris Beer, IT Development Manager at the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development & Local Government led a workshop on “Adopting Web 2.0 technologies to engage with the community”. He focussed on how to create a successful online engagement strategy, in particular, how to effectively communicate and engage with community and adapt to fast changing technology and expectations.
Gov 2.0 Conference presented opportunities for learning and interaction with tailored streams. Conference topics included:
- Building a business case for Gov 2.0: evaluating risks and benefits;
- Raising awareness and inspiring change;
- Implementing and monitoring social media tools in government;
- Managing content and service delivery;
- Improving information sharing and internal communications;
- A look into Gov 3.0.
We look forward to seeing you again at Gov 2.0 Conference 2012.