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Social Media: Going Beyond the Tools

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As our government continues to explore the use of social media tools like blogs, wikis, Twitter, and YouTube, we must remember that these are just the tools to communicate, collaborate, and share. While these tools undoubtedly make it easier to realize the vision of Government 2.0, it doesn’t just happen automatically. By addressing the technology together with people, processes, and policies of your organization, you can start transforming the way your organization operates instead of giving them a new tool to continue the status quo.

In this session, Grant McLaughlin and Walton Smith of Booz Allen Hamilton will demonstrate successful implementations and discuss the need for a holistic strategy that addresses all of the dimensions of change associated with Government 2.0, from identifying your goals to evaluating the return on your investment.

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Grant McLaughlin

Booz Allen Hamilton

Grant McLaughlin is a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Organization Change Team and he has more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of strategic communications, change management/change communications, marketing, public education and stakeholder outreach, participatory decision-making, strategic management analysis, and implementation. His most recent experiences have centered on assisting U.S. government organizations move through change as a result of a transformation, modernization or implementation of a new service offering. He has extensive experience in establishing, fostering and maintaining partnering relationships among stakeholders with state, local and Federal agencies.
Mr. McLaughlin holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Communications from Bethany College, a Master of Art degree in Political Management from The George Washington University. In addition he has earned a certificate in public participation from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), a certificate in environmental management and sustainability from The George Washington University, and certificates in measurement and evaluation and organizational development from Georgetown University.

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Walton Smith

Booz Allen Hamilton

Walton Smith is one of Booz Allen’s thought leaders in Enterprise/Gov 2.0. Walton’s entrepreneurial approach has led Booz Allen teams to design, develop and implement social media strategies for government agencies and private sector clients. Currently he leads the firm’s internal corporate investment strategy to bolster the Knowledge Management and Information Sharing Program including the Hello.bah.com platform. Mr. Smith steered the successful Enterprise/Gov 2.0 engagement across multiple teams improving the flow of information to and from consulting staff, and increasing the value of collaborative outcomes. He ensured adoption and usage of the new enterprise program by integrating change management strategy with the implementation of IT technologies including social networking and enterprise search. Mr. Smith previously led the successful implementation of two firm wide Business Process Reengineering (BPR) efforts, and the firm’s Microsoft SharePoint implementation.

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