7 months ago

Aged care technology for the future: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Rapidly

The aged care industry is calling on the government to invest in technology to meet future demand for high quality and accessible care. Social innovation with technology should be part of that strategy.

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Two Australian examples of Socialtext helping to transform organisations

7 months ago

Here in the southern hemisphere, you have to keep you eyes open for good case studies of local organisations taking advantage of the technologies that can enable them to become socially designed…

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Let the transformation of public services begin

7 months ago

Yesterday, Senator Tanner and Ludwig published the Australian federal government’s official response to the Gov 2.0 Taskforce report. The government agreed with the vast majority of recommendations, so I won’t provide a…

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We are currently seeking input for Gov 2.0 Taskforce Project 8

7 months ago

Headshift is currently completing a project for the Government 2.0 Taskforce, to develop online engagement guidelines and a Web 2.0 toolkit for Australian government agencies (see the brief – PDF or RTF…

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Upgrading Democracy in Australia – Reboot needed

7 months ago

The Centre for Policy Development is an independent Australian public interest think tank. Lee Bryant and I were invited to submit an article for the latest edition of their Insight Magazine, which…

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Social innovation gardening

7 months ago

I wrote this short piece about the relevance of Government 2.0 to service delivery at a local level: The exciting dimension of Government 2.0 is the impact it can have on communities…

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Don’t short change online citizens

7 months ago

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know I’ve been critical at times of the Australian government’s recent efforts to embrace Government 2.0 and more technology-supported participatory approaches. So far I…

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4 years ago

Enabled by Design 2014: Designing for accessibility and social inclusion

Recap from our 48 hours immersed in the world of design, innovation and accessibility at Enabled by Design-athon, a two day ideas and prototyping-fest to transform the lives of people with a disability.

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The Role of Technology in Government

7 years ago

On Tuesday I presented at the IPAA NSW 2011 State Conference, looking at the role of technology (particularly, social media) in modern government (my slides). Presenting as part of panel along side…

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My observations from the sidelines: Gov 2.0 Conference

8 years ago

I’ve heard some mixed feedback about the recent CeBIT Government 2.0 conference, which was held in Canberra at the beginning of the month. I think part of the problem continues to be…

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