Web 2.0 and Government transformation

Came across a really good site recently regarding the new web products and linking them with Government activities, or as they put it, technology-enabled public sector transformation.  theConnectedRepublic.org has been developed by Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group and consists of a multitude of references from whitepapers, videos, blog, wiki and forums. 

One of the blog authors is Martin Stewart Weeks who I met when I attended some of the Office of the Chief Information Officer events with the Victorian Government.  It’s great to see them continuing their work on a global scale. 

Their recent focus has been on social innovation with posts on the Social Innovation International Congress including this good post on Geoff Mulgan’s 10 theses for social innovation.  I particularly like his #4 and #5 which state the system for turning promising ideas to scale is inadequate and far inferior to those in science and business and that many fields can contribute methods and insights to social innovation.

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