Monday, June 09, 2014

Digital Government 2002 - Doing Something Magical

Now here's a blast from the past!  Here's a "talking head" video recorded, I think, in early 2002 all about e-government (I am, of course, the talking head).  Some months later, much to my surprise, the video popped up at a conference I was attending - I remember looking up to see my head on a dozen 6' tall screens around the auditorium.

It's easily dated by me talking about increasing use of PDAs (you'll even see me using one) and the rollout of 3G, not to mention the ukonline.gov.uk logo flashing up in the opening frames and e-government, as opposed to Digital By Default.

But the underpinning points of making the move from government to online government, e-goverment or a Digital by Default approach are much the same now as then:

"The citizen gets the services they need, when they need them, where they need then, how they need them ... without having to worry about ... the barriers and burdens of dealing with government"

video

"You've changed government so fundamentally ... people are spending less time interacting and are getting real benefit"

Lessons learned: get a haircut before being taped, learn your  lines, even when in America don't wear a t-shirt under your shirt (my excuse is that it was winter).

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