Weekly Round-up: December 20, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Four Roles for Citizen Co-Creators

A new report presents an innovative frame­work from which to view citizen “co-creation” of government services.   The IBM Center for the Business of Government has released “Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services,” which continues to explore the of public service co-creation and co-delivery, following the Center report,

Weekly Round-up: January 10, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Slow reading, deep thinking.

I'm sharing only two links today.  The first is to a trend piece from Fast CoDesign on trends for 2014.  Some of the more salient ones:

Disintermediation: The Internet’s Impossible Promise, And Ten Ways It Is Changing Government for the Better

In 2012, social media found itself besieged by discontents, from the literary to the economic, from the fields of technology and of business.  The Guardian published a 12,000-word excerpt from Jonathan Franzen's book about a 19th century German cultural critic that panned Twitter, Facebook, and by extension, the entire modern internet.

Weekly Round-up: January 17, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Opening Data, Sharing Stories: I read a lot this week about new sources of data being opened, and how people ar sharing their stories (but not necessarily their data) online.

Weekly Round-up: January 24, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Let it snow!

Social Media: the Bridges and Tunnels of the Digital World

The late Steve Jobs famously answered some of the emails sent to him from strangers.  Other celebrities, both in and out of government, have entered the world of digital communications, setting up email accounts, and starting social media feeds, only to become overwhelmed by them.

Weekly Round-up: January 31, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Innovation Conversations

Weekly Round-up: February 07, 2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Shark Tank: HHS Edition

Last week, thirteen teams of government entrepreneurs made pitches in a "shark tank" environment to continue funding for their innovation programs through a new initiative at the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) called HHS Ignite.  


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.