Government 2.0 and beyond:The Next Generation
of Government Transformation
Global Dialogue on the Future of e-Government
organized in partnership with eINDIA 2008 conference
July 29, 2008
8:30 am - 11:30 a.m. ET
GDLN Studio-2, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.
COUNTRY OFFICES and LIVE WEBCAST
The webcast will be available at: http://www.worldbank.org/edevelopment/live (please RSVP)
R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT,
Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India (TBC)
Randeep Sudan, e-Government Practice Leader, the Global ICT Department (GICT), World Bank
Andrea Di Maio, Vice President, Gartner Research
Anthony Williams, Vice President, Government 2.0, nGenera Insight
Oleg Petrov, Coordinator, e-Development Thematic Group, Global ICT Department, World Bank
Ravi Gupta, Convener, eIndia 2008 and Executive Director, CSDMS
India: Jaijit Bhattacharya, Country Manager, Sun Microsystems Ltd.
Ghana: Jonas Amoapim, Director, GICTED
Rwanda: Wilson Muyenzi, Project Manager, eRWANDA Project, Rwanda Information Technology Authority
Tanzania: David Sawe, Advisor, President's office
Kenya: Victor Kyalo, Deputy CEO, ICT Board
Transforming governments is not easy. While technology alone cannot transform governments, governments today cannot transform without technology. In the fast paced world of technology, new approaches constantly extend the boundaries of what is possible. The pace of change is evidenced by the fact that terms like SOA, WOA, community sourcing, cloud computing, software-as-a-service, and Web 2.0 that seem almost common place today, were not in the lexicon only a few years ago. It would be good to step back and take a dispassionate view of where the practice of government is heading. Some interesting questions, in a 5-10 years time perspective include:
What is the future of government? Is technology facilitating a movement towards minimalist government?
What is likely to be the next frontier in moving from e-government to i-government to u-government?
How will government services be delivered in the future? What technologies are likely to be most relevant?
What should governments do to leverage existing and emerging technologies to achieve transformation?
What are the major challenges in moving towards Government 2.0 and beyond?
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