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Gov 2.0 Has Reached Criticality

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

As they say, we have come a long way. Whether in government or out; whether an inventor, an engineer, an app designer, a government official, a new media department head; whether in business, government or academia.

Gov20LA Addresses Data Security Risks

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

After the alarming gap in one of the Internet's key security methods *Heartbleed* was announced, even organizations that have taken precautions ...

GOV20LA 2014 Announces More Women Than Men to Speak.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

GOV20LA Announces More Women than Men to Men Speak at 2014 Conference: GOV20LA, an intimate and powerful conference brings together innovative lead...

We Have a Secret to Share. Shhh.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

We have a secret to share. Shhh. I started Gov20LA five years ago with a goal to open the dialog and discussion between governments and private grou...

4 Years of Digital Diplomacy and Change

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Alan W. Silberberg

Wow. There is a quiet sea change happening in the Middle East. The 2013 Iranian Election will mark the end of one cycle, and the beginning of another.

Gov20LA has 50% Female Speakers for 4th year in 2013.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov20LA 2013 is going to rock! I could not be more excited about the powerful collection of women and men who will be speaking,

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 Preview

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 is here. Gov 2.0 and Open Government are blossoming around the world, as evidenced by the historic gathering this week in Brazil of the Open Government Partnership.

Citizen Power Rocking 2012

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.21.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

As the 3rd annual Gov 2.0 L.A. (Gov20LA) approaches on April 21, 2012, I have been thinking a lot about why I started this conference and what it mean...

Gov 2.0 LA 2012 Speakers

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.04.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

www.gov20la.com The speaker list for Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 is out: @nigelcameron Nigel Cameron thinking | speaking | tweeting | blogging || future |...

3 Themes of Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 02.13.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

We are past the point where the "Gov 2.0" in our name does more than evoke recognition. It is time to focus not on the theoretical but on the practical.

India Govcamp Reveals Fast Global Gov 2.0 Growth

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

India Govcamp shows the Global Growth of Gov 2.0 and Open Government http://gov2.in/ Governments and the people they serve around the world are stru...

Listening and Learning: Takeaways From Gov20LA 2011

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2011 is now behind us. Such an amazing experience. Thought leaders and practitioners, entrepreneurs and government leaders all came toget...

Why I Launched Gov20LA

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Just about a year ago, I penned the first edition of this blog post. Back then, I was running You2Gov -- which was a groundbreaking Government 2.0 por...

Social Media and Gov 2.0 are Contact Sports

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Social media is a contact sport. No doubt about it. People get bashed all the time. One only needs to look at the public time lines of Twitter or Facebook to see that.

Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

The Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers, Takeovers and Buyouts is almost upon us. This will mark the second major part of the Government 2.0 revolution.

Gov 2.0: Monopolistic Companies and Community

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Government 2.0 is but a tiny shadow of the famed Web 2.0 in terms of size and sheer media power, not to mention search engine inquiries. But it sure must be growing.

What Does Digital Divide Mean to Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Politicians need to use the knowledge of Digital Divide issues to bring more people in, not use it to exclude more people.

People Are the Center of Gov 2.0

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Without people, there is no technology that works beyond a few days or so. Without people, data has no meaning. The gravity of the situation rests now and will always rest with the people.

So, What is Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

People across the country are working to bring massive societal change to how we interact with our government.

Troll Patrol - 5 Things You Can Do

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Trolling is a growing problem online and especially in social media spaces. It clogs up our email boxes, confuses the follower/following counts and throws monkey wrenches into people actively building engaged online communities. I have created my own types based on behavior I have seen.

Video, People, Language Capture The Energy of Gov 2.0 LA

Alan W. Silberberg and Ralph J. Shapira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg and Ralph J. Shapira

One of the key themes in this past weekend's event was "Video is the New Text." Another is that the jargon and language used in Government 2.0 is holding us back.

Gov 2.0: A Message from Hollywood to the Beltway

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Gagnier

Government 2.0 is an umbrella term for the variety of projects and platforms coming from both the public and private sectors that have the goal of bringing government into the 21st century.

Government Gets Geeky: Gov2.0LA Kicks Off in Los Angeles

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Gov2.0LA kicked off this morning in Los Angeles, bringing together members of the communications, technology and government communities to foster disc...