Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Transparency, Participation, & Collaboration in a "Blackberry" Government

Our first "Blackberry President" was the impetus for this discussion on transparency, participation, and collaboration in government. We started with President Obama's memorandum on Transparency and Open Government: "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government."

Dan Bricklin moderated a panel of experts including Doc Searls, co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto, Harvard's Berkman Center Fellow, and senior editor for Linux Journal; Susie Adams, Microsoft Federal Civilian and IGO Chief Technology Officer; Tim Yeaton, the new CEO of Black Duck Software (formerly Red Hat and Macromedia); and Tom Kincaid, Executive Director of Sun's Application Platform organization (part of the original Java EE architecture and management teams).

View photos from the event
Listen to Podcast (courtesy of Dan Bricklin)
Dan's Blog post: MassTLC discussion of Designing IT in the Age of Obama

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