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Gov 2.0, or Truly Transformative Government

With Professor Ian Brown, Professor Ross Anderson, Professor David Cope, Simon Davies, Jerry Fishenden, Lord Merlin Hay, Earl of Erroll, William Heath, Alun Michael, Professor Jim Norton, Tom Steinberg, and Professor Martyn Thomas
Recorded:
22 Jan 2008
Speakers:
With Professor Ian Brown, Professor Ross Anderson, Professor David Cope, Simon Davies, Jerry Fishenden, Lord Merlin Hay, Earl of Erroll, William Heath, Alun Michael, Professor Jim Norton, Tom Steinberg, and Professor Martyn Thomas
Filming venue:

Portcullis House, London.

For over a decade UK government has been busy moving online. This has made some progress, for example in driver and vehicle licensing, but is yet to take off in terms of usage in the way of some spectacular contemporary Internet examples like Facebook and iTunes. Is this inevitable? Are there good reasons why government and public services do not engage people in the way music, shopping and social networking do? Or is government not yet going about this in the right way, and does the success of the contemporary Internet have important lessons for the design of public services and public engagement? How can we improve value for money, and achieve higher returns on investment, better services and improved operational efficiency? How can we build public trust and protect privacy?

Click on the links below to watch recordings of the day’s sessions.

Agenda
Time Sessions
13:45 Coffee
14:00 Welcome – Dr Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute) and Professor David Cope (POST)
14:05 On-time, on-budget, on-spec government information systems (Prof. Jim Norton, Institute of Directors, and Prof. Martyn Thomas, Oxford University Computing Laboratory)
14:30 Incentivising successful public-sector IT (Prof. Ross Anderson, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory)
14:45 Panel Q&A and discussion, chaired by Alun Michael, MP
15:05 Coffee Break
15:25 Reinventing Government for the Internet age (Jerry Fishenden, Microsoft)
15.40 Citizen redesign of user-centric government (William Heath, Ideal Government)
15:55 Small is beautiful: Reengineering government from the bottom-up (Tom Steinberg, mySociety)
16:10 Panel Q&A and discussion, chaired by the Earl of Erroll
16:30 Drinks reception with speaker Simon Davies (LSE) on Critical friends and successful coalition building
18:00 Close

This event has been organised in partnership with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

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