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John Wysham - Office of eDiplomacyU.S. Department of State

John Wysham is winding up his career as an economic officer in the U.S. Foreign Service by writing programs for the Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. Previously he has had assignments in Mozambique, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Trinidad and Tobago, and China. After State, John will be focused on launching an innovative start-up company around converting simple PCs into servers that sit running offline, but still upload and download files with client devices via the SMTP network.


Wazi - "Wikis in a Hierarchical Organizatios"

Fred Hassani - Tesla Government Inc.

Fred Hassani is the owner of a boutique consulting company that designs and implements software platforms for the intelligence and national security communities.  He has worked on innovative high-profile projects including Net-Centric Diplomacy, Intellipedia, A-Space, and SHARP.  Tesla is currently developing a commercial product--codenamed "Wazi"--that makes it possible for large hierarchal organizations to improve flexibility and efficiency by applying social software principles to common business problems.  In a prior life he was a career diplomat with assignments in South Africa, Mexico, Romania, Korea and Zambia.  He has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Developedia - "Reviatilizing Developedia: The Process of Changing a Wiki's Image"

Shelia L. Jackson - U.S. Agency for International Development

Shelia L. Jackson is a Knowledge Management Analyst at USAID. She has worked in knowledge management for over 10 years in public, private and government entities. Shelia has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. 

 

 

Mobile Gov Wiki - "Mobile Gov Wikithons: Expand Your Core"

Jacob Parcell - Office of Citizen Services and Innovative TechnologiesGeneral Services Administration

Jacob Parcell is the Manager, Mobile Programs within GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. He works with federal agencies to clear a citizen-centric path for mobile access to government. He is the community manager of the Mobile Gov Community of Practice, which is a cooperative collection of more than 45 federal agencies interested in implementing citizen-facing mobile products including, but not limited to, mobile web, SMS and apps. The Mobile Gov Community is crowdsourcing Mobile Gov information on the Mobile Gov Wiki.

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