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Monday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DIY Diplomacy: Designing Collaborative Gov

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The Department of State is applying open government principles to move from an information hoarding environment to an information sharing culture. This panel will discuss the behavior change desired and the approach taken, which involves the use of social media, crowdsourcing and reverse mentorship initiatives as a method of culture change. The development of an information sharing culture in the Federal Government cannot be mandated. In an environment where “Need to Know” is the operating mindset, the challenge is changing minds. Projects discussed include: • Virtual Student Foreign Service: Allows students to work with foreign embassies to perform micro-tasking type functions. • Communities@State: an initiative to enable people with common professional needs and interests to form self-managing online communities of practice • Sounding Board: Crowdsourced method to share ideas with a Bureau or the Secretary • Virtual Presence Post: Allows State Department engagement with communities where no physical diplomatic facilities exist. • Civil Society 2.0: Cultivates citizen leaders and NGOs to take ownership of significant world problems. • Diplopedia: Wiki-based online encyclopedia of foreign affairs information written by State Department employees.

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Richard Boly

Intrapreneur NinjaWorld BankFormer diplomat, climbed the 2nd furthest peak from the center of the earth, spent a week in the stone age, traveled the length of the Amazon river, always looking for the next adventure/gig.
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Chris Bronk

Rice UniversityChristopher Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in information technology policy. He previously served as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State on assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. Since arriving at Rice, Bronk has divided his attentions... Read More →
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Noel Dickover

Sr New Media AdvisorState Dept (Ctr)Noel Dickover is currently supporting the US Department of State’s eDiplomacy office, heading up their Civil Society 2.0 implementation effort. For his night job, Noel is a co-founder of CrisisCommons, which is a movement of technology volunteers... Read More →
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Raina Kumra

Dir, InnovationUS Broadcasting Board of GovernorsRaina Kumra and Robert Bole are Co-Directors of Innovation at the BBG. The new leadership team will help advance the BBG’s mission to reach global audiences, collaborating with BBG Networks: the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe... Read More →
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Tiffany Smith

US Department of StateTiffany Smith Licciardi is the Knowledge Leadership team coordinator at the Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. Her team develops projects that help personnel throughout the Department to find and share information and collaborate effectively. She previously... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

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