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38861 LIVE WEBCAST/ONLINE DISCUSSION: Global
Dialogue on the Future of
e-Government: Government 2.0 and
Beyond, July 29, 8:30-11:30 ET (GMT-4)
World Bank's e-Development Thematic Group/Global ICT Department, CSDMS, DGF and partners present a
Global Dialogue on the Future of e-Government
Government 2.0 and Beyond:
The Next Generation of Government Transformation
organized as part of and with participants from eINDIA 2008 conference in New Delhi
July 29, 2008, 8:30 am - 11:30 a.m. Washington DC time (GMT - 4 or 18:00-21:00 Delhi time)
You can join in Washington DC or one of other participating cities via videoconference
LIVE WEBCAST & ONLINE DISCUSSION:
The webcast will be available at: http://www.worldb... (please RSVP)
Featuring global thought leaders on the future of government transformation:
R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT,
Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India (TBC)
Randeep Sudan, e-Government Practice Leader, the Global ICT Department (GICT), World Bank
Andrea Di Maio, Vice President, Gartner Research
Anthony Williams, Vice President, Government 2.0, nGenera Insight
Oleg Petrov, Coordinator, e-Development Thematic Group, Global ICT Department, World Bank
Ravi Gupta, Convener, eIndia 2008 and Executive Director, CSDMS
Transforming governments is not easy. While technology alone cannot transform governments, governments today cannot transform without technology. In
the fast paced world of technology, new approaches constantly extend the boundaries of what is possible. The pace of change is evidenced by the fact
that terms like SOA, WOA, community sourcing, cloud computing, software-as-a-service, and Web 2.0 that seem almost common place today, were not in the
lexicon only a few years ago. It would be good to step back and take a dispassionate view of where the practice of government is heading. Some
interesting questions, in a 5-10 years time perspective include:
What is the future of government? Is technology facilitating a movement towards minimalist government? Joined-up, seamless government: is it
What is likely to be the next frontier in moving from e-government to i-government to u-government*?
How will government services be delivered in the future? What technologies are likely to be most relevant?
What should governments do to leverage existing and emerging technologies to achieve transformation?
What are the major challenges in moving towards Government 2.0 and beyond?
* Note: "i" stands for integrated government (Singapore) and "u" is for ubiquitous government (Korea)
All workshop materials will be available at: http://go.worldba...
Participants in Washington DC will need a building pass to attend in person so please RSVP.
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About e-Development Thematic Group
e-Development Thematic Group is a global forum and community of professionals interested in the role of ICT in development, open for
participation by both World Bank staff and external clients and partners. The e-TG is hosted by Global ICT Dept in collaboration with ISG, WBI,
PREM, and other partners. Visit us at http://www.worldb... to download materials for this and all previous e-development
seminars (over 120 since 2001). Watch some of the recent events sponsored by the e-Development Thematic Group if you missed them (with links to
videos, slides, speaker profiles, exclusive interviews, background materials etc.)
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Mobile for Development: The Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social and Economic Development:http://go.worldba...
India's Emergence as a Global IT Player: The Role of NASSCOM: http://go.worldba...
The Potential of Global Sourcing of Services for Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: http://go.worldba...
ICT Applications for the Public Sector http://go.worldba...
Government Enterprise Architecture as Enabler of Public Sector Reform http://go.worldba...
Next-Generation Organizational Models for e-Government http://go.worldba...