Weekly Round-up: March 15, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: March 22, 2013

This post has been updated to include Dan Chenok's contributions.


Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Emerging Trends in Innovation and Social Media: Identity Management, Part II

In my last post on emerging trends, I wrote about online identity management and how it could benefit individuals, governments, and the economy.  For this post, I want to concentrate on how a more complete identity management scheme would benefit government managers in the three ways that have been the focus of this series: Real-time data collection and analysis to drive decision-making; efficient use of physical  and communication networks; and managing citizen participation in agency activities.

Weekly Round-up: March 29, 2013

This post has been updated to include Dan Chenok's contribution


Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Bright new ideas edition!

Weekly Round-up: February 15, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Power and Privacy: What We Can Learn from Superheroes

The explicit message of modern superhero stories is best summed up in Spiderman’s origin tale, “with great power comes great responsibility.”  But the implicit message is that some people are able to exert greater influence over events than others.  And, whether in the DC or Marvel universe, there is a relationship between the way someone can exert their influence and the kind of privacy they create for themselves.

Weekly Round-up: February 22, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

This week was Social Media Week DC, and lots of #SocMed stories (and more) developed.

Three Ways Tech Is Changing Culture in DC (and One Way It Isn't)

For Social Media Week DC, I participated in a panel that discussed how tech is changing the culture in the nation's capital.

Weekly Round-up: March 01, 2013

This article has been updated to include Dan Chenok's contribution.


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.