The Obama Transition: Technology, Innovation and Government Reform

On the day of the Obama Inauguration, it is worth taking four minutes to watch this video on the transition team focusing on technology, innovation, and government.  The new president has advisors promoting the public domain, access to government information, mashups, and the experimentation with technology.  While many Canadians lament the absence of an Obama-like leader, perhaps an even bigger shortcoming is the absence of a policy process that would allow for this kind of activity in Canada.

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  1. ChangeCamp Toronto: Saturday, January 24th, MaRS Centre, Toronto,
    maybe some good ideas and action would come out of the following event happening in toronto on 24 jan’09. it’s called ‘ChangeCamp’ which is “a participatory and web-enabled face-to-face event that brings together citizens, policy-makers, technologists, design-thinkers, change agents and media creators to answer one question: “How do we re-imagine government and governance in the age of participation?””