The Economist on Open Data Revolution

In Nov 21, 2015, the Economist features an article on " The open-data revolution has not lived up to expectations. But it is only getting started."  It has obvious benefits with the open government data, but it also argues that "Given the astonishing scale of the data deluge, though, it is reasonable to ask why more has not been achieved. There are four answers to that. First, the data that have been made available are often useless. Second, the data engineers and entrepreneurs who might be able to turn it all into useful, profitable products find it hard to navigate.

dg.o 2016 Conference Tracks

The following tracks are featured in dg.o 2016 conference in Shanghai, China:  This year's theme track "Internet-PLUS Government" and the anniversary track "Reflections on the Digital Governmen Research and Practice" are added.  Your contributions are welcome!

Election Nomination Committee announced.

The Board meeting held in Nov 17, 2015 has named the following volunteers as the nomination committee for the upcoming election.

  • John Bertot,  University of Maryland
  • Sharon Dawes, University of Albany 
  • Gboyega Ojo, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Please contact any one of the above if you have any questions regarding the upcoming election. 

You could take a look at the current board members and officers

Call for Volunteers - Nomination Committee

Dear Digital Government Society Members: We are beginning the process of the 2015 election for the 2016-2017 DGS Board. Our Constitution (Article 5. Board - ) governs this process.  As stated in our constitution, to begin the process we must first establish a nominations committee. This is an open call to the membership for members in good standing to volunteer to serve on this committee.


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