Government 2.0 is the use of social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies to create a more collaborative, efficient and effective government. It also has strong links with other progressive government movements, such as open government and participatory democracy.

Just as the appearance of social computing has caused us to consider if Enterprise 2.0 represents the next generation of Knowledge Management, what is the relationship between Government 2.0 and KM?

* Is there a Knowledge Management dimension to Government 2.0?
* What can Knowledge Management teach the Government 2.0 movement?

These questions will be the focus of a Conversation Cafe at this month’s KM forum meeting.

What is a Conversation Cafe? A Conversation Cafe, sometimes called a Knowledge Cafe, is simple semi-structured meeting process that allows everyone to participate. Its a lot of fun and better than death by PowerPoint!


James Dellow is a former chair of the NSW KM Forum and experienced information and knowledge management practitioner and consultant.

James joined Headshift in March this year, a specialist online social media and social computing consulting and development company, which is rapidly emerging as the UK market leader in this sector and has now extended its global reach to Australia.

Headshift has significant experience with the government and non-profit sectors, including ground breaking and innovative Government 2.0 projects such as the NHS Patient Opinion initiative. James himself has worked in the Health and Federal Government sectors in Australia and also holds qualifications in public sector administration (from the UK).

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP before noon Monday June 29 by e-mail to: nswkmforum<at>(hint: replace the <at>gmail.com with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).


Darling Park
201 Sussex Street

Enter from Druitt Street, go up the escalators and up the hall. Continue through the foyer until you see the PwC security desk through the doors on your left hand side. Please note: You will need to get a security pass from the security desk in the PwC Foyer, then proceed to main reception on Level 10 and tell reception you are here for the NSW KM forum.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Tuesday 30 June.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.