Weekly Round-up: May 23, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: May 30, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: June 06, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: June 13, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Weekly Round-up: June 27, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

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Weekly Round-up: July 11, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Social Media in Government: How it works, it's successes and shortcomings, and what it costs us.

Creating Innovation Offices That Work

Innovation offices are being established by many governments—including cities (Austin, Philadelphia, Chicago), states (Maryland, Colorado, and Pennsylvania), and federal agencies (NARA, HHS, State Department). But not all offices are organized in the same way, and not all have the same mission or metrics. A new report, “A Guide for Making Innovation Offices Work,”by Rachel Burstein and Alissa Black detail how these various innovation groups fall into structural categories and how their success metrics map to their missions.

Weekly Round-up: November 30, 2012

I've been out with Strep this week (did you know that they treat Strep with straight-up penicillin? That 84-year old mold is still rocking and rolling against bacilli of all stripes!  If you want to know what I've been up to (aside from ingesting fungus to fight a bacteria, turning my body into a Godzilla vs. Mothra movie), take a look at this series on emerging trends on Gov Exec and GOV.Aol.

Emerging Innovation and Social Media Trends: Networked Sensors


It's 1991, and some computer science professors are tired of walking into their computer lab of the University of Cambridge only to find an empty pot of coffee.  Their solution: install a camera and connect it to the server so they could ascertain the status of the coffee pot from their desks.  The rest is internet history.

Weekly Round-up: November 16, 2012

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of November 12, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Innovation Fellow, Emeritus
IBM Center for The Business of Government
600 14th Street, NW Second Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Gadi Ben-Yehuda was our Innovation Fellow for the Center for The Business of Government. In the five years that Mr. Ben-Yehuda was with the Center, he was a speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Department, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and other agencies. He also delivered presentations both nationally and internationally, at SxSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, the Global eGovernment Forum in Seoul, South Korea, and conferences in venues ranging from Washington, DC, to New York City, and Las Vegas, NV, to Burlington, VT. He was a prolific writer, with articles appearing on the Center’s blog, in Government Executive and Fast CoExist. He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine. Mr. Ben-Yehuda has worked on the Web since 1994, when he received an email from Maya Angelou through his first Web site. He has an MFA in poetry from American University, has taught writing at Howard University, and has worked in Washington, DC, for nonprofits, lobbying organizations, Fleishman-Hillard Global Communications, and Al Gore's presidential campaign. Prior to his current position, Gadi was was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Additionally, Gadi has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers, including Marines at the Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, DC. Gadi is also a member of ACT-IAC.