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Institutional Collaboration - Panelist Bios & Photos

Institutional Collaboration

Gadi Ben-Yehuda (Moderator) - The IBM Center for the Business of Government

Gadi Ben-Yehuda is the Social Media Director for The Center for the Business of Government.

Mr. Ben-Yehuda has worked on the Web since 1994, when he received an email from Maya Angelou through his first Web site. He has an MFA in poetry from American University, has taught writing at Howard University, and has worked in Washington, DC, for nonprofits, lobbying organizations, Fleishman-Hillard Global Communications, and Al Gore's presidential campaign. 

Prior to his current position, Gadi was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Additionally, Gadi has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers, including Marines at the Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, DC. (The lattermost by far the most disciplined.)


Cancer Treatment Guidelines

Jutta von Dincklage - Cancer Council Australia

Jutta von Dincklage has led the development of the Cancer Guidelines Wiki over the past two-and-a-half years, as Cancer Council Australia’s Product Manager of Wiki Development. Prior to joining Cancer Council Australia, Jutta managed several innovative program implementations with a digital twist in the not-for-profit health and education sector. Jutta is passionate about social innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing, and is committed to creating positive social change. Jutta has a Masters of Communications from University of Münster (Germany) and nine years’ experience in program and project management.


Research Institute Collaboration

Lane Rasberry - Open Science Federation

Lane Rasberry has been a Wikipedia contributor since 2008, developing health articles, participating in various outreach programs, and working with health providers to explore how Wikipedia relates to their work. This has included conducting clinical research for the University of Washington, serving on the HIV Vaccine Trials Network’s community advisory board, promoting open access to biomedical research through the Open Science Federation, and serving as Wikipedian in Residence at Consumer Reports. Mr. Rasberry’s interests include human subject research ethics and increasing access to health information in India where he is a member of various NGOs. He welcomes contact from anyone who wants to partner in giving every single person on the planet free access to the sum of all health knowledge. 


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Teamworks

Gabriel Accascina - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Gabriel Accascina is a Knowledge Management consultant, working with organizations in the public and private sector to implement innovative solutions in knowledge sharing.

From 2008 to 2012 he led the UN Development Programme KM Group, As part of his work, Mr. Accascina designed and implemented an innovative knowledge sharing solution, Teamworks, a platform now used by more than 30,000 development practitioners around the world. In 2012 Teamworks was selected by the Government of Brazil as the platform for the Rio+20 Dialogues.

Mr. Accascina holds a masters degree in development communication. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development since 2001. With UNDP he was a recipient of the Stockholm Challenge Award in 2000 for the Network Academies Project and the KM Award in 2012 for Teamworks.


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