Thursday, August 13, 2009

What info would you share with IT Execs?

At the upcoming IT Quarterly Forum, we are hosting a session about social media in government with senior IT execs from industry and government.

Jeffrey Levy at EPA, Michelle Springer at the Library of Congress and I will explore social media questions that face managers and executives everywhere – What’s the big deal? What else is being done? What policy? What next?

There is a lot of ground to cover, so we want to provide information that will be useful after the session. In the spirit of social media, we need your help in creating meaningful handouts for the session.

What type of information would you find useful as an IT leader? For those of us who aren’t in the IT shop, what conversations have helped communicators, web managers and tech shops move ideas forward?

A few ideas we had to get the conversation going:
Social Media Subcouncil links and resources
• Federal Web Managers Council paper on barriers and solutions to Implementing Social Media in Gov
• Negotiated Federal Government Terms of Service Agreements
• What else?

Now it’s your turn. Let us know before August 24th what you think we should include in our social media handout!

Amanda Eamich is the Acting Director of New Media at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.