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Everything open government, transparency, accountability. I'm a Digital Communications Supervisor at the City of Calgary and these are articles of interest to my day-to-day work.
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Humility in Leadership: Attaining Mightiness - GovLoop

Humility in Leadership: Attaining Mightiness - GovLoop | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Humility, among other skills involved in emotional intelligence, enables a highly qualified and experienced technician to make the leap to lead others.
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Today in OpenGov: Giving thanks for White House visitor logs

Today in OpenGov: Giving thanks for White House visitor logs | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
In today's edition, ProPublica and Property of the People got a hold of White House visitor records from the first year of the Trump administration, investigations abound in Washington, fake news can be a life or death matter in Myanmar, and more. 
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Meet the woman fighting behind the scenes to defend open government in Florida

Meet the woman fighting behind the scenes to defend open government in Florida | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Barbara Petersen has been fighting back efforts to make Florida’s government less transparent for more than 20 years. There haven’t been many battles more consequential than the one she’s waging right now.
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Palo Alto, Calif's 'Digital Commenter' Gives Citizens a Voice

Palo Alto, Calif's 'Digital Commenter' Gives Citizens a Voice | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
The Northern California city launched a new tool that brings community meetings to the citizen.
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Corporate Social Responsibility: 5 Ways to Improve Stakeholder Engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility: 5 Ways to Improve Stakeholder Engagement | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Corporate social responsibility is failing because companies are not effectively engaging their stakeholders. Implement these 5 tips to boost CSR, today.
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"Some stakeholders perceive CSR as a cover for mismanagement of resources elsewhere, creating a culture of unaccountability by encouraging business penance to appease the public. Obviously these trade-offs run contrary to the spirit of responsibility. Thus responsible companies have to work to overcome the perception of inauthenticity." 

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Stakeholder engagement: a practical guide

Stakeholder engagement: a practical guide | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Engaging with stakeholders needn't be tricky for those willing to take a practical approach, writes Petra Kuenkel
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OpenGov co-founder Zac Bookman lets taxpayers see where cash goes - SFGate

OpenGov co-founder Zac Bookman lets taxpayers see where cash goes - SFGate | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Out of disbelief that a website — or, really, anything — can make it easier to track how the government spends trillions of dollars of their tax money.
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Can government transparency be big business?

Can government transparency be big business? | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
OpenGov, founded by Md. native Zac Bookman, makes government spending publicly searchable.
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The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced..
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BlackBerry's CEO thinks net neutrality means Apple should make apps for BlackBerry

In the midst of Wednesday's maelstrom of Windows 10 news, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has published an open letter to the US Senate, in which he sets out BlackBerry's position on net neutrality. It...
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Women flocking to statistics, the newly hot, high-tech field of data science

Women flocking to statistics, the newly hot, high-tech field of data science | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
The discipline offers a more welcoming learning environment and a plethora of job possibilities.
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But David Morganstein and other statisticians say they have found reasons that others in tech would do well to emulate. They include creating a welcoming environment; establishing a critical mass of more than 20 percent women, so they don’t feel like oddities or outliers; and promoting female leaders to serve as role models.

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How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm | WIRED

How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm | WIRED | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Matt Dorfman We live in a world made of computers. Your car is a computer that drives down the freeway at 60 mph with you strapped inside. If you live or work in a modern building, computers regulate its temperature and respiration.
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Why stakeholder engagement is key to successful CSR programs - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Why stakeholder engagement is key to successful CSR programs - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Building online communities to engage with stakeholders conveniently, transparently and authentically unlocks business value.
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What's the cost of open government reforms? New tool can help you find out

What's the cost of open government reforms? New tool can help you find out | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Over the past year, the World Bank and R4D have collaborated on a way to estimate the costs of open government reforms. The result is a comprehensive, do-it-yourself costing methodology and framework.
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24 TED Talks for Project Managers

24 TED Talks for Project Managers | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
You may know what a fantastic resource TED is. But what are the best TED talks for Project Managers? I have selflessly spent many hours watching for you.
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Amazon Exec to Head Italy’s Digital Technology Office

Amazon Exec to Head Italy’s Digital Technology Office | Go Open Government | Scoop.it

Diego Piacentini is taking a leave of absence from the company to run the Italian government’s digital efforts.

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Iowa Digital Driver

Iowa Digital Driver | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
The Hawkeye State is on its way to becoming the first to give citizens the option of using a digital driver's license.
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In Palo Alto, new digital tools aim to bridge the divide between City Hall ... - Palo Alto Online

In Palo Alto, new digital tools aim to bridge the divide between City Hall ... - Palo Alto Online | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
New digital tools encapsulate Palo Alto's shifting attitude toward technology and its growing excitement about the potential of Big Data to tackle problems large and small.
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State Technology: A Case For Less Rules, And More Collaboration • GovLoop

State Technology: A Case For Less Rules, And More Collaboration • GovLoop | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Less rules and more talking. Sounds fun, right? Mitch Herckis, Director of Government Affairs at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), is a proponent of more communication and less outright bans for government cybersecurity. He recently spoke with Christopher Dorobek, host of the podcast DorobekINSIDER, on cybersecurity regulations on the state governing... Read more »
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Harvard hacks for congress - Boston Herald

Harvard hacks for congress - Boston Herald | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
A group of techies, political scientists and open government advocates are putting their heads together at a hackathon this weekend to develop new digital tools, policies and technologies to overcome the dysfunction gripping Congress.
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Social Ed. » Blog Archive » Canada’s Open Government initiative: The Good, The Bad and The Promises

Social Ed. » Blog Archive » Canada’s Open Government initiative: The Good, The Bad and The Promises | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
RT @RobinBrowne: Is the government's Open Government initaitive is really "open"? Let folks know. Comment here: http://t.co/VvHj8ZuByy #OG…
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What does the future hold for stakeholder engagement? | | LinkedIn

What does the future hold for stakeholder engagement? | | LinkedIn | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
What does the future hold for #stakeholderengagement? http://t.co/wKW8dKsw78 #collaboration #sustainability #GRI http://t.co/HhTjSEjWm0
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UK government 'most transparent'

UK government 'most transparent' | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
The UK government tops a global list looking at public access to official data.
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What's missing from annual reports

Financials alone aren’t cutting it.
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"Research shows a direct link between stakeholder engagement and market value. Since company health and wealth are at stake, it’s critical not just to build strong relationships with your key stakeholders but also to track how well the organization is meeting their needs."

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IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight - InformationWeek

IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight - InformationWeek | Go Open Government | Scoop.it
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
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