Andrea DiMaio

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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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Women in Government IT Rock

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 31, 2012  |  1 Comment

In the recent past I have shared my admiration for several women who are in leading IT positions in government. The more I meet people, the more it seems that women dwarf men in their ability to deal with complexity, adapt to new conditions, listen to opposing viewpoints, manage change and be effective leaders. I […]

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Canada Does Not Raise the Bar on Open Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 12, 2012  |  6 Comments

The Canadian Federal government has published its Open Government Action Plan, after a consultation with Canadian citizens launched last fall. The document is a well-rounded account of almost everything one can find in open government strategies and plans at federal, state and local level around the world, and is certainly influenced by Canada’s willingness to […]


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Yawning or Waking Up To Open Data

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 2, 2011  |  8 Comments

Yesterday I read that both Statistics Canada and the British government have announced the publication of new opn data sets The latter in particular seems to have created quite some interest, as data sets include personal health records, transport data, house prices and the weather As usual the blogosphere has been buzzing with enthusiasm and […]


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Canadian Government Web 2.0 Guidelines Are Disappointing

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 23, 2011  |  4 Comments

While I was traveling in Australia I saw some Twitter traffic about the long-expected release of the Guidelines for External Use of Web 2.0 by the Canadian federal government. I had the pleasure of discussing this topic with officials at the Treasury Board and in other agencies quite a few times over the last couple […]


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Being where citizens are is the key to engagement

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 16, 2011  |  1 Comment

When I was in Canada last week I had a lovely lunch with clients from a provincial agency in the western part of the country. We were discussing about how to make effective use of social media for citizen engagement purposes and I made an example I use quite often (and gave in a previous […]

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Canadian Public Sector Chief Calling for Web 2.0 Tools is A Breeze of Fresh Air

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 14, 2010  |  1 Comment

As recently reported by the Canadian press, the Privy Council Clerk, who heads the public sector in the country, called for modernizing the workplace, making reference to the role of web 2.0 technology to improve knowledge sharing and to the changing expectations and behaviors of new generations of government employees. Over the last several months […]

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Why North Americans Will Get Government 2.0 and Europeans Won’t

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 30, 2009  |  10 Comments

I spent two very intense weeks in the US and Canada, meeting hundreds of clients at all government levels on the topic of social media. I started in Orlando with chatting in the backstage and then on stage with Vivek Kundra, the US CIO, then I had countless one-on-ones and round tables with clients from […]


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