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Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Director of Innovation and Social Media Gadi Ben-Yehuda is the Director of Innovation and Social Media for the IBM Center for The Business of Government. Previously, he was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the Chief Technology Officer. He has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers. He has an MFA in poetry from American University, has taught writing at Howard University, and has worked in Washington, DC, for nonprofits, lobbying organizations, Fleishman-Hillard Global Communications, and Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.
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Who Are You? Four Trends in Identity Management

February 19, 2013 So far in this series, I’ve written about mobile technology, connected sensors, 3D Printing (which I called Products-on-Demand or PonD), and Advanced Sharing. Each of these is important, but the capstone, what will act as a force-multiplier for each, is a better understanding of and method for identity management. Think ...

The Secret to Restoring Trust in Government

February 7, 2013 Yesterday morning, I attended a panel that spoke about a new report released by the communications firm, Edelman, entitled “2013 Edelman Trust Barometer.” The findings, especially those that pertain to US citizens, industries, and institutions, are striking. Who we trust now The Trust Barometer examined how various countries’ populations viewed ...

3 Ways Social Media is Improving Government

February 4, 2013 In my last post, I wrote about advanced sharing—basically the idea that the things and the way we share online are becoming as diverse and sophisticated as the things and way we share off-line. Offline, we donate our time, we lend our friends and neighbors our tools, we check books ...

10 Awesome Pinterest Boards The Government Should Start

January 31, 2013 This post has been edited to reflect that "Interesting Things for Sale" is a personal pinboard, not an official GSA Pinboard. Here are the Official GSA Pinboards. In January, the General Services Administration approved the terms of service for Pinterest—meaning that federal agencies could start to use the site to ...

RIP Social Media 1.0: The Rise of Advanced Sharing

January 24, 2013 People can share pictures, stories, physical objects, and even their cars online - and as the "what" we share online expands, the "how" is becoming more nuanced. In our daily lives, we are confronted with numerous opportunities and requests for sharing all sorts of things: our yard tools, our time, ...

Bigger Than Apps: Our 3D Printed Future

December 14, 2012 Last week, I wrote about 3D Printing Plus and the creation of a market place that I call “Products-on-Demand” (hereafter, "PonD") This week, I’m going to write about what that market will look like in, say, five years when it’s much further along. Specifically, I’m going to explore what the ...

3D Printing and the Rise of Products as Service

December 6, 2012 Governments at many levels have proven themselves to be instrumental in developing both a national and local software-developing community. Competitions like The Big App and Apps for Democracy have spread knowledge of government data sets as well as provided money and recognition to software-development firms. Forward-looking CIOs and CTOs realized ...

Emerging Innovation and Social Media Trends: Networked Sensors

November 19, 2012 It's 1991, and some computer science professors are tired of walking into their computer lab of the University of Cambridge only to find an empty pot of coffee. Their solution: install a camera and connect it to the server so they could ascertain the status of the coffee pot from ...

Always-on Devices and Mobile Technology are Enhancing Government Management

November 8, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn How will the wide-scale adoption of always-on connected devices change the environment for federal leaders? Of the five trends I outlined in my last post, the first, Always-on connected devices, is so fundamental, so important, so paradigm-shifting, that it is quickly becoming invisible. ...

Five Emerging Innovation and Social Media Trends and Why They Matter Now

November 1, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Social media and a renewed emphasis on innovation and DIY—exemplified by the Maker Movement and the rise of intrapreneurs—is transforming how government agencies operate and how they interact with citizens. Within the past four years, the number of networked computers that can connect ...