CeBIT eGovernment forum

Peter Alexander - AGIMO
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For the last few years AGIMO has been an event partner in the CeBIT eGovernment forum event, which is being held on Tuesday 25 May 2010 Darling Harbour Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sydney. This year, perhaps unsurprisingly after the Government responded to the Government 2.0 Taskforce, the event has a strong Government 2.0 focus.

Speakers will include Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation, and several former members of the Taskforce (and I’ll be there on one of the panels as well). There should be a lot of interesting discussion and ideas thrown around. See the forum program for the complete list of speakers and panels.

One of the things we want to do this year during the forum is keep an eye on Twitter during the day on the #gov2au hashtag so that people can ask questions and give feedback. There’ll also be a Twitter wall displaying the various tweets during the day.

I can’t promise that we’ll be able to put forward all of the questions people tweet to our speakers and panellists, but we’ll make sure we’re monitoring that hashtag and getting as much as we can from into the forum. In the meantime, before the eGovernment forum you can use the comments below to ask any questions you may have or suggest topics for discussion at any of the panels on the day.

Comments (2)

It was a good discussion for the time I was at the event today. One thing that struck me was a sense that we we are, or approaching, some kind of tipping point, if that's the right phrase in this context, that suggested there were some real shifts of authority and power going on from government to citizens.

I guess you can argue how much or how real some of that might be, but I was struck by the number of speakers, including me I guess, who were broadly arguing that the revolution was definitely underway, that much of it could not be stopped or turned back and that we ought not to be too concerned about that.

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