Microsoft Director of Social Innovation Mark Drapeau discusses the importance of ‘real’ relationships in social media and asks government, ‘Are you being social in real life?’

Microsoft Director of Innovative Social Engagement Mark Drapeau asks, ‘Why has government gone from zero to Web 2.0 in 60 seconds?’

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Mark Drapeau, Director of Innovative Social Engagement, Microsoft, asks, ‘Why does government implicitly endorse Web 2.0 companies?’

Mark Drapeau, Director of Innovative Social Engagement, Microsoft, discusses Web 2.0 companies’ ownership of data, government’s use of these tools and related issues around this use.

Mark Drapeau, Microsoft Director of Social Innovation, Public Sector, shares his thoughts on finding the best ideas for government.

Geoffrey Moore’s classic Crossing the Chasm is Silicon Valley’s manual for getting a tech product to market. Its straightforward subtitle, ‘Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers,’ should compel every Gov 2.0 enthusiast to read it. The movement would be well-served to understand how to better pitch the effort, because it’s the only way the great work being done will resonate with average citizens.

Mark Drapeau (@cheeky_geeky) announced he will join Microsoft as Director of Innovative Social Engagement for its U.S. Public Sector division. Drapeau also serves as co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo.

GovFreshTV interviewed many of the leading figures in the open government, Gov 2.0 movement in 2009. It’s an incredible list of thinkers shaping the future of government.

I’m honored to have met and talked with each of them about the work they’re doing.

Here’s a review.

Orange County Transportation Authority Gov 2.0 discussion, including OCTA Director and Mayor of the city of Orange Carolyn Cavecche and panelists Dr. Mark Drapeau, Marisa O’Neil and Ted Nguyen.

Dr. Mark Drapeau (@cheek_geeky), co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo, share his thoughts on Gov 2.0 in 2009, and what to expect in 2010.