* Dr. Mark Drapeau, Associate Research Fellow at the National Defense University [Twitter ] * Dan Mintz, Chief Technology Officer for CSC and the former CIO at the Transportation Department [Twitter ] * Molly O’Neill, former CIO for the Environmental Protection Agency * Lewis Shepherd, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments [Twitter]
One of the big challenges these days in speaking about government 2.0 is that there can be very different levels of understanding. Some people who attend these sessions have a ton o’ knowledge about what government 2.0 is… what web 2.0 tools are… While others barely have aFacebook page. To be honest, I’m not sure what to expect from a Bisnow crowd.
As of now, I’m guessing that we will start somewhat untraditionally — by having the audience talk first… what brought them here… what are they hoping that we will all talk about…
I hope we get to talk about the business implications for the government market growing out of government 2.0, because I think they could be profound.
For those new to this, here are a few recommendations to get you started…
This video, which is a good starting point to what Web 2.0 is… and how it is different.
But some essential readings…
* Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams… This was one of the year books about Web 2.0 — and spurred a government 2.0 project and the National Academy of Public Administration’s Collaboration Project… and many other things. The book is a few years old, but is still almost essential reading if you are thinking about how to do this.
* What Would Google Do? By Jeff Jarvis This book was the subject of the recent Federal News Radio Book Club selection… The name sounds like a Google suck-up, but… it really isn’t. This book does a really good job of capturing the different mind-set changes that go into Web 2.0 — and, by extension, government 2.0.
So we’ll see how the conversation goes tomorrow morning and there may be a part 2 to this post. And I hope you’re able to join us.
UPDATE: After the event, as is always the case, there were items discussed that I did not predict. Here are some of those links: