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A Pragmatic National Cloud Computing Strategy for Australia

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 31, 2013  |  4 Comments

The Australian government just published the National Cloud Computing Strategy, which goes beyond the usual domain of how government is going to use the cloud (something that several other jurisdictions, including Australia, have done over the last couple of years). This strategy comes as a response to what the Australian Prime Minister promised back in […]


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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Smart Government in 2012

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 20, 2012  |  5 Comments

For the fourth year in a row, here is my (absolutely personal) top ten in the area of government innovation.  Over the last three years the title was “Top Ten for Government 2.0”, but this term is less relevant today. What is relevant is to focus on how governments around the world are looking for […]


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Great News for Government IT in Australia and Beyond

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 17, 2012  |  2 Comments

After the announced retirement of long-standing Australian Government CIO Ann Steward, the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation has announced the creation of two distinct roles. The work of AGIMO has been diverging over time between two distinct areas: whole of government policy and governance, and whole of government services delivery (eg, networks, […]


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A Great Government CIO Retires

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 21, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yesterday Ann Steward, whole-of-government CIO for Australia, announced that she will retire at the end of the year. I have known Ann for a long time and I’ve always admired the blend of curiosity, strength and clear sense of direction that she showed in her role. As many have observed, she has been heading the […]

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Facing the Open Data Templars at GovCamp in Canberra

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 5, 2012  |  16 Comments

Yesterday I delivered the closing keynote at the GovCamp event in Canberra, where government innovators, academics and folks from private sector met to discuss open government and other innovations in the public sector. This followed a GovHack held the days before, where a number of winning applications leveraging open data had been selected. I got […]


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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Government 2.0 in 2011

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 27, 2011  |  4 Comments

For the third year in a row, here is my (absolutely personal) top ten in the area of government 2.0 and government innovation in general.  This ranking is my own, and – as such – totally arbitrary. I am sure I am missing great things that happened in many corners of the world, and I […]


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A Politician Who Understands the Tactical Nature of Gov 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 23, 2011  |  6 Comments

After one and a half year I had a chance to meet again senator Kate Lundy, who is now the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Cultural Affairs. She has been a very vocal supporter of government 2.0 and always passionate with innovative ways to use technology to engage citizens. While her new responsibility and […]


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Australian Strategy Moves Government Clouds Closer to Earth

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 15, 2011  |  1 Comment

After being slightly critical of the recently published draft ICT strategy – which remains a good document if taken in combination with others – I have just read the Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper, published today by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) in its final version after a draft and a round of […]

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The Australian Government May Be Losing Its Edge

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 13, 2011  |  6 Comments

When the Government 2.0 Taskforce report and the Open Government declaration were published in Australia I saluted these events as a breath of fresh air in a landscape where employee seemed to be forgotten child of all these cool open, web 2.0 initiatives targeted primarily to citizens. These were further reinforced by the Australian Public […]


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Australian Government Highlights Its Balanced Open Source Policy

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 27, 2011  |  1 Comment

After their criticized statement about the adoption of OOXML as the preferred document format in the Common Operating Environment policy (see previous post), the Australian federal government decided to highlight their revised open source policy, issued in December 2010, where they take a neutral position vis-a-vis open source, by using verbiage such as: Australian Government […]

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