NCR Networking Meeting – 2008-11-26

Location: NCR – Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall

Registrants: 26

Subject:  “Creating an Open and Collaborative Work Environment with Social Software”.

Presentations: Anna Belanger / Rob Sibley.

Speakers: Treasury Board Secretariat’s Chuck Henry, Natural Resources Canada’s Anna Belanger and Innovapost’s Rob Sibley.

There was a lively discussion on the subject of Web 2.0 and its evolution within the government service. Attendees learned a great deal in a very short period of time about a subject that is taking the public service by storm. While there are some who have yet to comprehend the significance of social networking to a public sector service area, it is apparent that the “take-up” – particularly among younger employees – has been dramatic. While we are pleased to be able to post presentations from Anna and Rob, Chuck Henry did not have a formal presentation to share with us.