The most important or interesting things people heard at the KM Forum

At the end of tonight’s conversation cafe, I asked everyone to tell me what was the most important or interesting thing they had heard – this is that list:

  • Care and motivation
  • Copy (reuse) what people are doing overseas
  • Government 2.0 could really be described as “Government Party” – inspiring things can happen when people meet
  • Government 2.0 gives people that care a voice
  • Government 2.0 is about maintaining relationships, not occasional engagements or consultations with people
  • Government 2.0 is not a brand new idea, its just that government is the last to adopt these ideas. We need to show them examples
  • Government 2.0 needs a purpose
  • Government 2.0 should make things easy for the user (and they might use government online more)
  • Government 2.0 will happen despite government
  • Government simply using Web 2.0 is not Government 2.0 – it must include participation and decision making
  • How do we include people (digital divide) – social networking could be the way in
  • How do we make Government 2.0 accessible
  • If people feel valued, they will contribute
  • Innovation involves failure
  • Its the manner in which Government 2.0 is introduced (behaviour change)
  • Not about us and them – we are the government
  • Putting a value on knowledge
  • What will be the impact of the current economic environment vs the vision of Government 2.0
  • We need critical mass to be effective
  • What’s the motivation for transparency?
  • What’s the motivation?

I haven’t done any analysis or sorting of these just yet, but feel free to add any immediate comments (or corrections if any of these are your points) you might have.

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NSW Knowledge Management Forum tonight and Café Hosting Guides

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I’m running a ‘conversation cafe’ – or perhaps more accurately a world cafe – session for the NSW KM Forum tonight with a Government 2.0 theme. The process itself for one of these types of facilitated sessions is quite straight forward really, but I suppose you need someone as a host who is comfortable running with this format. I’ve used them in consulting assignments, in seminars like the KM Forum and also as a wrap up process to public workshops that I’ve ran in past.

Moving this blog to Posterous

To quote myself:

“I’ve been thinking about migrating my original blog off of blogger and on to something like a hosted WordPress site or something similar. Since moving to a Mac in March, I’ve also found that blogging without Windows Live Writer just isn’t the same either 😉 But then I find myself getting caught up on what theme to use, different widgets and all that complication… and all I really want is something clean and simple (I’m sure most of you only read my RSS feed anyway) where I share news, ideas and other things I’ve found and have the odd conversation too. I had discovered Posterous a while ago and thought it looked interesting, but then did nothing about it. So, here I am now! Welcome to my new blog.”

If you subscribe to my Feedburner RSS feed, I’m pointing that at my new Posterous’ feed already.

Time for a change

I’ve been thinking about migrating my original blog off of blogger and on to something like a hosted WordPress site or something similar. Since moving to a Mac in March, I’ve also found that blogging without Windows Live Writer just isn’t the same either ðŸ˜‰ But then I find myself getting caught up on what theme to use, different widgets and all that complication… and all I really want is something clean and simple (I’m sure most of you only read my RSS feed anyway) where I share news, ideas and other things I’ve found and have the odd conversation too. I had discovered Posterous a while ago and thought it looked interesting, but then did nothing about it. So, here I am now! Welcome to my new blog.

Us Now Sydney on 9th July

I know I’m repeating myself, but just a reminder that if you live in Sydney and either haven’t watched the Us Now documentary yet or simply would like the chance to discuss it further, then join us on the evening of Thursday 9th July at the Australian Technology Park* for a special community screening.

Its a free event, but you do need to register – and of course, don’t forget to tell your friends about it. We’re using #usnowsydney as our hashtag.
*We only confirmed this new venue over the weekend and it means we’ve increased our capacity from 30 to 100 people! 🙂

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