Some readers may be interested in the Open Government 2010 (un) conference next week – on Monday 28 June in Wellington.
It’s an un-conference, which means the agenda is fluid – set by participants. It is free to attend, but you need to register in advance.
Steven Joyce will be doing an opening address, and other speakers or panelists include:
- Colin MacDonald, LINZ CEO
- Mirian Lips, e-Government Professor, VUW
- Zachary Tumin, Associate Director for Technology & Governance:The Ash Institute at Harvard Kennedy School
- Rodrigo Mizuno, Worldwide e-Government Managing Director:Microsoft Corporation
- Clare Curran, Labour IT/Comms Spokesperson
- Henk Verhoeven, Solution Architect:Intergen
If you have a passion for using technology to build a more open government, then consider registering to come along. Here’s one proposal I’d love a political party to adopt:
The Government every day is releasing mounds of information under the OIA – but only to the person who thought to request it. I’d love to see a pdf of every OIA response put onto a central website – www.oia.govt.nz, so anyone can see the information released and use it. A good taxonomy and search engine for the site and it will be a gold mine.