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Ole Wintermann Twitter: @olewin

Hi all – my name is Ole, and I’m the head of In my opinion, the Internet is going to play an essential role in coping with global future challenges. Currently, I see economic globalization and global governance as the two most central issues. These trends, and how they interact with others like demographic change and security, make the lives of people around the world complex and insecure, and make it tougher for political and economic decision-makers to make good long-term decisions. We need new rules and methods for decision-making. Dear politicians: please consider all of us when you make important choices. It’s our world, not yours. Please follow me also on my personal blog
  • #OWS – The First Step Towards Real Open Government?

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    After reading this weekend’s blog posts in the mainstream media in Germany, I am a bit surprised at the traditional view of the “occupy” demonstrations of this past weekend. For instance, the headline published by the most relevant German media site – SPON – was “99% stayed at home.” The […]

  • Welcome to the GES 2011 in Kiel

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    This year the GES will take place in Kiel – a city in the baltic sea region in Northern Germany. The city is well known for their ferry lines to Scandinavia and the Baltic Countries. It has a long tradition of international cultural and trade exchange with North- and North-East-Europe. […]

  • #fc_org interview with Birgitta Jonsdottir

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    Update 2nd of October (Google news about Open Gov Camp last Friday): #fc_org RT @anked:68 articles about #opengov camp in Berlin :-) most about inspiring speech of @birgittaj #ogc11 @gov20 Since three year we are supporting the Open Gov Camp in Berlin. Open Government is from our point of view one […]