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What do we really mean by “engage”?

I recently had brunch with some old friends in Melbourne, both of whom are middle-aged working Mums, are highly educated, work in areas close to government, and are keen observers of society as a whole. As is so often the case with people who are at the same life-stage our conversation turned to Australia’s political […]

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FutureGov – New Zealand style

Last week saw the first New Zealand “FutureGov”. Hosted by Alphabet Media, this one day event was very similar to others that I have participated in and had the familiar mix of keynotes, rotating “themed” tables, and senior level participants. However, as I am learning with “all things New Zealand”, this was much more about […]

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Back to basics

Back to basics

On a sunny Sydney morning I sat watching the ladies run around the Domain as part of the Sydney triathlon. As I observed these athletic creatures pound the pavements and their support teams cheer them on (ever mindful of their various national allegiances and individual heroines) I couldn’t help thinking what an essentially “physical” species […]

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Digital Dreaming

Digital dreamings

In the early 1990s I had the privilege of working with a group of aboriginal artists in Moree, northern NSW. I came across this group, the Yurundiali Aboriginal Corporation , because I had applied for a job as Director of the Moree Art Gallery, and I ended up working with the Yurundiali instead. The Gallery, […]

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The digital footprint

The digital footprint

I have been speaking to a number of people recently and a number have made some comments about my perspective on the “digital footprint”. My intention is not to be negative about digital information nor its impact on our world.  In fact, in many ways I see digital information interaction technologies as one of the […]

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EDRM and all that

EDRM and all that …

Last Tuesday I chaired the EDRM for the Public Sector conference held at the Sebel Townhouse. A number of key words resonated within this group which included “compliance”, “authenticity” and perhaps most of all, “change”.  I felt that this was group of people passionate about their work, feeling under pressure from budget and resource constraints, […]

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Launch of the IMM NSW

Launch of the IMM New South Wales

Realising the true benefits of semantic technologies and linked data Last night, despite cold weather and some typical Sydney downpours, the NSW Chapter of the IMM was launched at the Fuji Xerox Australia epicenter at the Australian Technology Park. The IMM is a new little non-profit that we have been slowly building for the past […]

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We are digital amateurs, one and all

This month is one of events, mainly in the government and information space, beginning with the OAIC conference last week, followed by GovCampNSW, and next week the Web 3.0 and Government conference. The theme throughout is information, technology and society, the bringing together of people, knowledge and networks within a connected framework to, it is […]

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