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ICGFM Conference Attendees Convinced that Government 2.0 will Transform Government


December 3, 2009

From Obscurity to 64.5% in Less than an Hour?

I had the pleasure of presenting at the ICGFM Winter Conference in Washington earlier today. The presentation made the case that  Government Performance Management needs Government 2.0. We have been strong advocates of Government 2.0 because we believe that it will transform Government Resource Planning.

There are over 130 public finance managers from over 30 countries at the conference. These conferences use a polling tool that provides important insight. (Who knew that delegates would rather receive an ICGFM pen than a picture with the President of the United States?)

My presentation was preceded with a poll about Government 2.0. The options:

  1. Never heard of it
  2. Never be implemented in my country
  3. Inevitable: but won’t transform government
  4. Inevitable: will transform government

We used the same poll after the presentation. I’d like to think that my powers of persuasion played a role – but it is likely the facts that spoke. The first poll found that 77% of the group had not heard of Government 2.0. After: 64.5% believed that Government 2.0 will transform government. More than 79% believe that Government 2.0 is inevitable. This presentation was not FreeBalance specific, although Government 2.0 functionality is core to our product roadmap.

Clearly, I have to get out more!

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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