John Moore

E-government and open government in Bahrain

A couple of weeks ago I shared the results of the 2010 United Nations E-Government survey and noted that Bahrain, through focused investment and...

Google: Mobile is key to their efforts in Africa

Image via Wikipedia Google's sub-saharan Africa office lead Joe Mucheru recently took time to do an interview about Google's approach in the 48 countries he...

How NASA is using social media

This short video, 2:15 in length, provides a good overview of what NASA is doing with Social Media today.

The state of Government 2.0 in Australia

Alex Howard, journalist at O'Reilly Media, chatted with Nicholas Gruen to learn more about how Government 2.0 is being applied in Australia. This...

Overview of the LotusLive Collaboration Solution

Image by Greyhawk68 via Flickr In my last session at Lotusphere (yes, I was paid by IBM to attend the conference but that does...

Cenk Uygur speaking on MSNBC about the role of social media in revolutions

This 1:27 long video from MSNBC does a reasonable job providing a basic overview of the role social media is playing in the revolutions...

LotusSphere: Insights from Andrew McAfee

Image by Berkman Center for Internet & Society via Flickr Andrew McAfee took the stage at LotusSphere this morning to share his insights, based...

Open Government in Trinidad and Tobago

For this post I will simply refer to Trinidad as a shortcut for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad is located in...

Windsor-Essex Ontario does open government with help from IBM

I spent some time with Kristina Verner, research and development officer, Centre for Smart Community Innovation, University of Windsor, to discuss the decade-long Smart...

Opening Session at LotusSphere 2011

LotusSphere 2011 kicks off this morning and, as the picture to the right notes, IBM is focused on using social business to get true...

Termite hills, cement, social business, and open government

I had the opportunity to sit with Doug Heintzman, Director of Lotus Strategy, during a press/analyst briefing here at LotusSphere and the interesting thing...

Leadership is the primary open government driver at the Social Security Administration

I had the opportunity to speak with Frank Baitman, CIO at the Social Security Administration, earlier this week to better understand his thoughts on...

The 2010 United Nations E-Government Survey

The United Nations has performed a regular e-government survey since 2003 on a near-yearly basis. This survey is the 5th of its kind....

Enterprise 2.0 Solutions for the United States Intelligence Community

This video discusses a proposed internal collaboration system for the United States Intelligence Community, using open source technologies to bring enterprise 2.0 solutions to...

Singapore is embracing government 2.0

Alan Silberberg wrote a short piece for Huffington Post where he noted that Microsoft was sponsoring GovCamp Singapore, which started yesterday. In the...

Brief Twitter interview with a member of Iraq’s Parliament

Social media has enabled conversations to occur on a scale unlike ever before. While obvious, I know, this brief chat brought the point...

President Kagame on Open Government in Rwanda

I have had the pleasure of chatting with President Kagame multiple times on Twitter as well as exchanging emails with him on his views...

New Presidential Memos show a narrow vision for open government

President Obama has done an excellent job moving open government efforts forward, making open government a priority. His initial Memorandum on Transparency and...

Sustainable change must be driven from the top

Govloop, one of the most important networks focused on open government, has a great discussion thread taking place focused on the question of Who...

Transforming Healthcare with the help of open government

Healthcare costs are out of control in the United States. Open Government initiatives could go a long way towards reducing costs by providing...

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