Video Conference on the Future of e-Government – ‘Government 2.0 and Beyond: The Next Generation of Government Transformation’

  • 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 am, 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 or via LIVE WEBCAST & ONLINE DISCUSSION:
    The webcast will be available at:
    Featuring global thought leaders on the future of government transformation: 
    Keynote Address 
    R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT,
    Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India (invited)
    • 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
    Program Description
    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:
    1. What is the future of government?
    2. Is technology facilitating a movement towards minimalist government?
    3. Joined-up, seamless government: is it feasible?
    4. What is likely to be the next frontier in moving from e-government to i-government to u-government*?
    5. How will government services be delivered in the future?
    6.  What technologies are likely to be most relevant?
    7. What should governments do to leverage existing and emerging technologies to achieve transformation?
    8. 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:
    Participants in Washington DC will need a building pass to attend in person so please RSVP.
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