Andrea DiMaio

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Archives for January, 2012

US Federal CTO Quits: R.I.P. for Open Government?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 30, 2012  |  3 Comments

The last blow to the open government cause in the US federal government just came from the resignation of Aneesh Chopra as the US Government CTO and one of the driving forces behind the 2009 Open Government Directive. Last yeat his deputy, Beth Noveck left, followed a few months later by the US federal CIO […]


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Transparency Is A Nice Theory but A Difficult Practice

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Last Saturday a group of concerned and web-savvy Italian citizens met in Rome to give birth to a new political party (named “Insieme Italia”, i.e. “Italia Together”). The new party aims at “building shared strategies and actions to get out of the social and economic crisis that besiege the country” Associates have to accept a […]

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GSA Course on Social Media: One Size Does Not Fit All

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 24, 2012  |  2 Comments

The US General Services Administration offers a 12-week course for government professionals to master social media. The program looks quite comprehensive, with a good mixture of theory and practice. Weeks 1–2: Communities Off Line and On: Why do we form social networks? What forms do social networks take? How do we manage social networks to […]


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One More Government CIO Ends Up in the Cloud

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

I recently pointed out that there has been a number of high-profile government IT executives holding whole-of-government positions who have moved out of government. One of them was Vivek Kundra, the former US Federal CIO, who accepted a position at Harvard, while others moved to vendors who are quite active in the cloud enablement or […]

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Is Social Media a Corporate or a Personal Tool?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 9, 2012  |  11 Comments

During the Christmas break I have been reading “The Social Organization”, an excellent book written by two distinguished colleagues of mine, Anthony Bradley and Mark McDonald, which looks at how organizations in different industry sectors can take advantage from social media more strategically than many do today. The book leverages a lot of Gartner research […]


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