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Gov 2.0 December Event


Wednesday, 4 December 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEDT)

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For the last Gov 2.0 event of the year, we’re pleased to announce that we have two amazing international speakers

Date: Wednesday 4 December 2013
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre
Cost: Free


  • Brief introduction and welcome: 2 mins
  • Two excellent speakers talking about what’s happening internationally around Government 2.0 and open data. 30 mins each:
    • Davied Van Berlo
    • Martin Tisne


Davied van Berlo

As the Netherland’s premier Government 2.0 advocate, Davied was the founder of Civil Servant 2.0, a Dutch network for civil servants and civilians to discuss the effect that web 2.0 has on government and the public sector and support initiatives and experiments to improve the successive workings and the work of the Dutch government. The network has grown to over 10.000 members.

Subsequently Davied founded Pleio, a governmentwide platform for collaboration within and between government organisation and with citizens. Currently the platform hosts about 700 collaboration and participation sites and intranets and has over 60,000 users.

Davied has also written two books about the impact of web 2.0 on government (both translated in English) and has just finished his latest book about the role of government in the network society. 

In 2009 Davied was elected as Information Professional of the year and in 2010 as second most influential person in Dutch local government. Pleio won a gold medal in the Intranet Innovation Awards of 2012.

He currently works for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.


Martin Tisné

As director of policy at Omidyar Network, Martin brings extensive experience advocating for change in government and donor policies and driving sector-level change in the field of government transparency and accountability.

Based in London, Martin leads policy, advocacy strategy, and related investments for the global Government Transparency initiative. Martin joined Omidyar Network in early 2012. Most recently, he was founding director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a collaborative of leading funders committed to strengthening democracy by empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account.

At Transparency and Accountability Initiative, he also helped found the Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative aimed at securing commitments from governments to promote transparency, increase civic participation, and harness new technologies for more effective governance.

Previously, Martin founded the aid transparency campaign Publish What You Fund, helped launch Integrity Watch Afghanistan, and was a founding staff member at Tiri. Martin began his career in open government in 2001 working for the Open Society Institute in Budapest, where he led research on the impact of anti-corruption assistance in Southeast Europe. He has published papers and articles for the Journal of Democracy, Central European University Press, and Public Administration and Development, among others.

Martin is a steering committee member of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative and the Open Government Partnership, as well as a board member of Publish What You Fund. He holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Have questions about Gov 2.0 December Event? Contact Gov2au

When & Where

50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre
50 Marcus Clarke Rd
Australian C

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEDT)

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The Australian Gov 2.0 community is a strong and vibrant community of people who care about open government, innovation with technology and social media in government, and taking government to the next level in service delivery, open data and public engagement.

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