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Australian Farmers Praying for Rain, and in Need of a Better Weather App

by Olive Huang  |  February 16, 2014

This winter (summer in Australia) the earth got a little bit crazy. Snow storms in the U.S., Flood in UK and where I live, a rural town 400 KM north...

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Facebook Thinks I am Fat and What Can I Do about It?

by Olive Huang  |  December 10, 2013

I am a conservative Facebook user. My Facebook profile is simple - no work, no family photos, no pictures of friend’s wedding or kids party. All I put on Facebook...

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My Dreamforce as a Fish Market Theory

by Olive Huang  |  December 2, 2013

10 am, November 17th, San Francisco International Airport. A serious looking US border control officer asked me "What are you coming to the U.S. for Mam?" "Attending a conference." I...

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A Pragmatic National Cloud Computing Strategy for Australia

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 31, 2013

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,...

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

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 20, 2012

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...

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Great News for Government IT in Australia and Beyond

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 17, 2012

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...

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A Great Government CIO Retires

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 21, 2012

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...

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Facing the Open Data Templars at GovCamp in Canberra

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 5, 2012

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...

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

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 27, 2011

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,...

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A Politician Who Understands the Tactical Nature of Gov 2.0

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 23, 2011

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...

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