San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
To wrap up 2012 and start musing upon 2013, we are doing something a little different for the December Gov 2.0 Canberra meeting. A picnic for the holidays! That's right, you bring your lunch, or a dish, or you can buy lunch close by, and we'll provide some thought provoking speakers and a pretty venue.
It'll be on a weekend, but that'll hopefully mean people can hang out and socialise a bit more, rather than having to dash back off to work. It'll be good to get to know your fellow #gov2au community members in some tranquil surroundings.
We haven't confirmed the venue yet, but we are hoping for the Canberra Botannical Gardens. We will update this page and anyone who registers before Nov 30th.
Date: Saturday 8th December from 1200 till 1400
Food/drink: Bring your own or buy onsite
Venue: National Botannical Gardens, meet at the visitor centre
Speakers: Julian Carver and Tim Little
Format: Basically the speakers will chat to us for 20 mins each, then any news or upcoming events, and we can all munch away throughout. Then just chilling and catching up with your peers in awesomeness.
We've got a couple of special speakers for you:
Julian Carver has extensive experience in central and local government, the NZ science system, and the private sector. He has led information system strategic plan development for a range of organisations including Fulton Hogan Landcare Research, Environment Canterbury, Archives New Zealand, the Animal Health Board, and Landcorp Farming.
For the last eight years Julian has been heavily involved in cross agency data & information sharing strategies and shared services projects across CRIs, Universities, MSI (was MoRST/FRST), MfE, MFish, MAF, Department of Conservation, ERMA and Regional Councils. From 2004-2010 Julian advised the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology through their development of policy for environmental data management, and research data reuse. This included facilitation of a number of national workshops including ‘Research Data Matters’ in July 2010.
Julian is also involved in open government and open data initiatives, chairing conferences including Open Government (June 2010), Smart Government (March 2011), and Web Oriented Government (October 2011). Julian a spokesperson to government for Open NZ (an organisation representing the open data community). In 2011 he worked with the Data and Information Reuse Secretariat to develop New Zealand’s Declaration on Open and Transparent Government.
Julian will cover:
- NZ's Declaration on Open and Transparent Government - how it was developed, progress on data release and reuse, engagement with the open data community, forming guidance for agency data champions
- The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery - spatial data sharing, agile government, cloud services, open data reuse, and data visualisation. How we stood up a government agency from scratch and delivered in a complex and ever changing environment.
Tim Little is our second speaker to discuss "Talking about what we are thinking about".
Ever thought about how you came to think about what you are thinking about – in particular, the Gov2.0 movement and issues, challenges and opportunities?
However, some have been thinking about how you and I come to be thinking about what you are thinking about, as have I.
In my thinking at the moment, I am thinking about Memetic Theory and change management, and how it applies to Gov2.0 environment; why Gov2.0 thinking and application isn’t taking hold; and why Gov2.0 will be overtaken by Gov3.0 - specifically Web3.0, and its application to the ‘Semantic Web’, followed on by the Semantic Government in the environment of the future of ‘many-to1’ government and public policy development possibilities).
I will be sharing some of my thinking around Gov2.0 (and how I come to be thinking these things; why *I* am thinking these things and *you* are thinking these things, but *everyone else* ISNT thinking these things) and relating that to Memetic Theory, change management and the emerging ‘Memeplex’ (or absence thereof) of the Gov2.0 movement (along with a few definitions and ideas about how we might help to get more people to think these things).
Tim Little is a change management geek. Currently applying change management practice at Airservices Australia as a Senior Project Change Management Specialist, Tim avidly proposes that: ‘If everyone has change management competency, then I won’t have to work any more!’
However, that may be a long way off.
Tim’s career is honed in permanent and consulting capacity, across operational and strategic change management roles over many years in federal government (Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Department of Veterans’ Affairs), across Victoria, ACT and Christmas Island, and internationally in Hong Kong - working in international capability and intelligence sharing roles, service delivery and improvement, ICT, Client Service and Organisational Transformation.
Tim epitomises the multidisciplinary nature necessary to practice change management in today’s environment. With a broad background in developmental psychology, mental health and general medical/surgical nursing, instructional design and education management, languages, music, business process improvement and mapping, stage performance and theatre management Tim is able to promote change management capability and pedagogy to support his ‘lazy’ philosophy.
Tim has been the Lead for the ACT Chapter of the Change Management Institute (CMI) since its launch in ACT, and is one of the inaugural contributors of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network (OKFN) in Australia. Tim is speaking at the Intrepid Minds Congress on Organisational Change Management on ‘the future of change management’.
One of Tim’s favourite authors writes: ‘Of myself, I have greying hair and blue eyes; the rest is subject to change without notice’. A perfect case study for a change management process in motion, eh?
When & Where
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.