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Re: Joining eGov IG

From: david osimo <david.osimo@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:22:11 +0200
Message-Id: <5EFA5E4C-E956-4F40-846C-352FAE87E08B@gmail.com>
Cc: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>, <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
To: Brad Cox <bcox@virtualschool.edu>
Hello, let me also follow the example.
I'm David Osimo, and I was invited in the group by Jose Alonso but  
terribly failed to contribute as I'm still in start-up mode of my  
company. Sorry. And thanks to Josema for the great work.

I'm a policy analyst. I help government drafting ICT and innovation  
policies. Before setting up my company, I worked on eGovernment  
policies in regional governments and in the European Commission. I am  
not a technologist. Over the last 4 years, I became a kind of  
evangelist for web2 in government, in particular in the EC. Obviously  
open reusable data is n.1 policy recommendation; hence my interest in  

Among things of interest: wrote a report on web2 in government;   
proposed a "benchmarking open data" methodology;  organized the first  
gathering of EU government2.0 initiatives; am currently running an  
exercise to build an open declaration on public services 2.0, to  
present at the EU ministerial conference on eGovernment. You're all  
invited to contribute.

Happy to join, and hope to contribute somehow. My blog is below.

 > This is our e-government EU strategy, let's make it better! Please  
help drafting an open EU declaration on public services 2.0 at http:// 

skype, twitter: osimod
mobile: +32-498088323

On 17 Sep 2009, at 15:09, Brad Cox wrote:

> OK, to follow Jim's example... I'm Brad Cox. http:// 
> bradjcox.blogspot.com
> I've recently been doing enterprise architecture work for DoD after  
> a varied
> career (language development; Objective C), teaching (distance  
> education),
> SOA, OSGI, etc. Current interest is disentangling DoD enterprise
> architecture from their belief that anything worthwhile can and  
> should be
> expressed as M$ Sql databases. The horrors of that must be seen to be
> appreciated.
> I've done a quick study of RDF/OWL enough to become convinced that  
> RDF (at
> least) and OWL (maybe) could do the job better, faster, cheaper  
> (like say
> 10x so). Most of the work/time is in converting gnarly SQL to RDF  
> so little
> time has been exploring whizzy new OWL features. 90% of the job is  
> just
> plain xquery transforms to plain old RDF.
> This work is mainly notable because of potential (huge) budgetary  
> impact of
> getting a self-consistent machine-processable enterprise architecture
> across OMB, DOD BEA (DoDAF), Army EA, and Federal FEA. No bleeding  
> edge
> RDF/OWL stuff here but probable large implications in the open gov  
> sense.
> On 9/16/09 9:35 PM, "Jim Hendler" <hendler@cs.rpi.edu> wrote:
>> Colleagues-
>>   As is good practice in the W3C, having joined the group let me make
>> a brief intro - lots of info about me is available online - for a
>> quick bio, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hendler is pretty good
>> (I don't love the picture, but the person who put it there said it
>> captured my personality, so who am I to argue :-)) -- for more of  
>> what
>> I do research wise, my regular home page is http://www.cs.rpi.edu/ 
>> ~hendler/
>>   Relevant to this group, this summer my research group started
>> working on turning data.gov and some other open govt data into RDF  
>> and
>> releasing it from http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu - we host an RSS feed of
>> changes to data.gov, human and machine metadata for each of the
>> datasets we can translate, and about 3B triples of RDF data all told.
>> We also have some demos and visualizations that show multiple  
>> datasets
>> linked together.  We're also working with the UK group doing similar
>> (Nigel Shadbolt's group, although I don't get invited to go see  
>> the PM
>> with Tim B-L :-() - on Oct 6 I'll be presenting this work to the US
>> "federal Data Architecture Subcommittee" and probably be  
>> presenting it
>> to a US DoD group later in the Fall.  I guess I should also mention
>> that I have a reasonably long history w/the W3C, I cochaired the
>> original Web Ontology WG, was a member of the Coordination Group for
>> the Semantic Web activity for a long time, and am the AC member for
>> Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute (RPI).
>>   I'm sorry I missed the meeting this morning, didn't know it was
>> happening until after it was over (jetlagged from a short trip to
>> China)  hope I'll be able to make more of them in the future.
>>   Looking forward to working with you all
>>    Jim H.
>> We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,
>> not because they are easy, but because they are hard - John F.
>> Kennedy, Sept 12, 1962
>> Prof James Hendler        http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
>> Tetherless World Constellation Chair & Asst Dean of IT and Web  
>> Science
>> Computer and Cognitive Science Depts
>> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180      @jahendler,  
>> twitter
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