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Innovation and collaboration stifled in red tape

Innovation and collaboration stifled in red tape
It is hard to think of any environment as conducive to innovation as the Internet. With a good idea and the motivation to follow it through, anything...Read more

Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?

Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?
Last January, the City of Raleigh partnered with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University, and local businesses to host the...Read more

If your local government held an innovation summit, would you attend?

Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?
Last January, the City of Raleigh partnered with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University, and local businesses to host the inaugural Innovation Summit . The purpose of the summit was to bring business leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, investors, city officials, and thought leaders together for an afternoon of discovery. Open source was at the heart of how the organizers were looking to achieve consensus from those invited to participate. There were four main topics organizers focused on to kick off this initiative: funding, partnerships, branding, and space for an innovation center. The summit started with two keynote speakers that helped set the stage for the day.Read more

Mainstreaming the Gov 2.0 message in the Canadian Public Service

Mainstreaming the Gov 2.0 message in the Canadian Public Service
A couple of years ago I wrote a Globe Op-Ed " A Click Heard Across the Public Service " that outlined the significance of the clerk using GCPEDIA to...Read more

Can government agencies be innovative?

Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again . In his...Read more

Are politics preventing your local government from being innovative?

Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again . In his post Denning asks the following: Why isn’t the Government generally more agile? Why isn’t innovation part of everything government does? Denning’s answer to these questions are: "Simple. The constraints on talented people who work in government agencies are enormous." Denning lists six reasons why government is not more innovative.Read more

The next generation of open source software procurement models

The next generation of open source software procurement models
Swedish Framework Agreement Overcomes FUD, Inertia, Risks and Other Barriers One year ago, the new Swedish framework agreement for the procurement of...Read more

Sharing the open source journey with Kansas City

Sharing the open source journey with Kansas City
The first half of CityCamp Kansas City was productive, collaborative, and eye-opening. The morning was overflowing with open source knowledge, the...Read more