Weekly Round-up: November 01, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Bill Eggers writes about "The Solution Economy" in Fast CoExist, arguing, "The companies working to better society and the planet are creating their own economy, but it's up to us--and our governments--whether or not they succeed."

New Report: Federal Ideation Programs: Challenges and Best Practices

The IBM Center for The Business of Government, is pleased to present a new report, Federal Ideation Programs: Challenges and Best Practices, by Professor Gwanhoo Lee, of the Kogod School of Business at American University.

Weekly Round-up: November 08, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: November 15, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Bit of a dog's breakfast this week. But it was delicious at dinner.

Trend 3: Innovation

Innovation touches every facet of our lives, from transportation to communication, from personnel management to office automation. This is especially evident in the public sector in how agencies provide services and meet their missions. As it happens, technology has enabled much of this innovation, but it also requires smart leaders who apply these technologies and drive change within their agencies.

Weaving Innovation into the Fabric of Government Agencies

Weekly Round-up: November 22, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

This week I've been reading about data and innovation.

Further Twitter Best Practices for Government: Listening Edition

Twitter has published a "best practices" guide for government users.  Though there are a lot of good tips to be found, the list of activities is heavy on talking and light on listening.

That's a shame, because few media offer a better way to break so much noise into so much signal.  Here is a modest list of three additional ways to wring the most out of Twitter by using it to listen:

More than Money: Extra-economic Benefits of Technology for International Development

Mobile technology can act as an accelerator to help communities in developing countries raise their standards of living and offer their residents more opportunities to realize their potential.  It’s a message that’s been overlooked these past few years from the spirited debate on the roles for technology and innovation in international development.  Wide-spread use of mobile technologies will also have extensive economic benefit, but the focus of this investigation is their extra-econom

Weekly Round-up: December 06, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

This week, I've read a lot about comfort and discomfort.

Weekly Round-up: December 13, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Innovation Fellow, Emeritus
IBM Center for The Business of Government
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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.