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18/08/2016

Conférence sur la transformation de l’information et la gestion des connaissances pour le développement durable, Construire des sociétés du savoir avec FranceWebAsso, Portails et outils d'échanges, de collaboration et de travail.

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  • Les évolutions technologiques et l'importance de la communication ont accrédité la prévision d'Abdy Warhol : "A l'avenir, chacun aura droit à 15 minutes de célébrité mondiale". Tandis que nous semblons reliés d'un bout à l'autre de la planète par nos utils de communication, nous appartenons à des sociétés où l'individu prime sur le groupe. Toutes ces évolutions inspirent le travail des artistes des années 2000.
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 1agld1r.gifConférence sur la transformation de l’information et la gestion des connaissances pour le développement durable

Quand, heure locale: 
Mercredi, 24 Août 2016 - 8:30am au Vendredi, 26 Août 2016 - 5:00pm
Où: 
Kenya, Nairobi
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Catégorie 7-Séminaire et atelier
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Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

L'UNESCO soutient l'Université technique du Kenya (TUK) dans l'organisation d’une conférence régionale de trois jours sur le thème « Transformation de l’information et gestion des connaissances pour le développement durable » à Nairobi, au Kenya. La Conférence servira de plate-forme aux participants ; leur permettant de contribuer et de bénéficier des données relatives à la meilleure façon d'intégrer l'éthique de l'information dans la théorie et la pratique de la gestion de l'information et des connaissances dans une société de plus en plus consciente de ses droits et fondée sur les réseaux.
Lors de cet événement, les participants auront l’occasion d’assister à plusieurs tables rondes sur l'éthique de l'information en Afrique. Parmi les thèmes abordés, il faudra compter sur : l’éthique de l’information et les théories morales ; les dilemmes de l’éthique de l’information ; l’éthique de l'information en Afrique : son statut, ses défis, ses remèdes ; les politiques de la liberté d'accès à l'information : meilleures pratiques et modèles ; la liberté d'expression ; les rôles et les droits dans une sphère d'info libre...

Les participants à la conférence sont des universitaires locaux et internationaux, des praticiens, des décideurs et des étudiants issus de toutes les spécialisations dans le domaine de l'information et de la gestion des connaissances, avec des expériences variées.

Cette activité est organisée dans le cadre des grands axes d’action de l'UNESCO pour faciliter l'accès universel et permettre la préservation de l'information et du savoir ; et du résultat attendu pour promouvoir des solutions ouvertes pour les sociétés du savoir au Kenya.

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11/04/2016

America 1956 vs. America 2016, United States an “exceptional” nation? Well, the facts show that we are, but not for the reasons that you may think.

America  36 Facts That Prove That The United States Is An ‘Exceptional’ Nation

By Michael Snyder, on October 13th, 2015

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American Flag - Proud To Be An American - Public DomainIs the United States an “exceptional” nation?  Well, the facts show that we are, but not for the reasons that you may think.  Now that it is election season, we have all sorts of politicians running around proclaiming that America is the greatest nation on the entire planet.  And just this week, Warren Buffett stated that “America’s great now — it’s never been greater“.  But is it actually true?  Is the United States still a great nation?  I would submit that the numbers suggest otherwise.  I love America, and in my opinion there is not much hope for us until we are willing to admit to ourselves just how far we have fallen.  The following are 36 facts that prove that the United States is an “exceptional” nation…

#1 According to a brand new report that was just released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States has the fattest population in the entire industrialized world by a wide margin.

#2 That same report from the OECD also found that we are number one in child obesity.  In fact, at 38 percent our rate of childhood obesity is even higher than our overall rate of obesity.

#3 According to USA Today, the obesity rate in the United States has more than doubled over the past 25 years.

#4 The Washington Post has reported that Americans spend an average of 293 minutes a day watching television, which is the most in the world by a wide margin.   And as I have discussed previously, more than 90 percent of the “programming” that we absorb is created by just 6 enormously powerful media corporations.

#5 One study found that the average American spends more than 10 hours a day using some sort of electronic device.

#6 By the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television.

#7 The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

#8 Out of 22 countries studied by the Educational Testing Service, Americans were dead last in tech proficiency, dead last in numeracy and only two countries performed worse than us when it came to literacy proficiency.

#9 In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.

#10 The percentage of wealth owned by middle class adults is lower in North America than it is anywhere else in the world.

#11 Almost half of all Americans (47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.

#12 It turns out that Americans are very good at locking people away in prison.  At 716 per 100,000 members of the population, the United States has the highest incarceration rate on the entire planet by a very wide margin.

#13 Approximately one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States.

#14 In 2014, police in the United States killed 1,100 people.  During that same year, police in Canada killed 14 people, police in China killed 12 people and police in Germany didn’t kill anyone at all.

#15 One recently published study found that one out of every six young Americans has stolen something during the past year.

#16 There are more car thefts in the United States than anywhere else in the world by far.

#17 According to Fox News, approximately 70 percent of married men in the United States admit to having cheated on their wives.

#18 Americans spend far more on health care than anyone else in the world, and yet we only rank 26th in life expectancy and our entire health care system has been transformed into a giant money making scam.

#19 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and an astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#20 According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 31 percent of all food in the United States gets wasted.  In case you were wondering, that amounts to approximately 133 billion pounds of food a year.

#21 In 2013, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees that were awarded that year in the United States.

#22 A survey conducted by the Barna Group discovered that 77 percent of Christian men in America in the 18 to 30-year-old age bracket view pornography at least monthly.

#23 There are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

#24 70 percent of Americans do not “feel engaged or inspired at their jobs”.

#25 When LBJ’s “War on Poverty” began, less than 10 percent of all U.S. children were growing up in single parent households.  Today, that number has skyrocketed to 33 percent.

#26 In 1950, less than 5 percent of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents.  Today, that number is over 40 percent.

#27 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 20 million new cases of sexually-transmitted disease in the United States each year.

#28 Today, the United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world.

#29 According to a survey that was just released within the last 30 days, only 29 percent of Americans want to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood even after all of the shocking undercover videos that were released this year.

#30 America has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet.

#31 Doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.

#32 One survey of 50-year-old men in the U.S. found that only 12 percent of them said that they were “very happy”.

#33 Every single year, the United States has the largest trade deficit in the entire world by a very wide margin.  But most Americans still don’t seem concerned that thousands of businesses and millions of good jobs have been leaving our country.

#34 As you read this article, there are 102.6 million working age Americans that do not have a job.

#35 We are supposed to have a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”, but only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are in total.

#36 On average, we have been stealing more than 100 million dollars from future generations of Americans every single hour of every single day since Barack Obama entered the White House.

 
 

 

Illegal Immigration Nightmare: Obama Has Been Releasing 1000s Of Convicted Criminals Back Into Our Communities

Obama LaughingWhy has Barack Obama been releasing thousands of illegal immigrants that have been convicted of crimes back on to the streets of our cities?  According to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, more than 36,000 were released from custody in Fiscal Year 2013 alone.  These individuals were actually convicted of committing crimes, and many of them went on to commit new crimes once they were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In fact, Senator Grassley says that 121 of the criminals that were released during Fiscal Year 2013 were subsequently charged with committing murder.  That means that more than 100 American citizens are now dead because of Obama’s foolish policies.  Why is Obama doing this?  He knows that one out of every five illegal immigrants has a criminal record, and he knows that many of these convicted criminals that he is releasing will go on to commit new crimes.  What possible justification could Obama have for doing this to our communities? (Read More...)

Rape Epidemic In Europe: Why Won’t European Politicians Do Anything To Stop It?

Rape Epidemic In Europe - Public DomainAn epidemic of rape is sweeping all across Europe, and yet European politicians seem almost completely unwilling to stand up and do something about it. In some major European cities, women are absolutely petrified to go out by themselves – especially at night. Things have gotten so bad that some people are now making up entirely new words to describe what is going on. Steve Quayle has labeled this crisis “rapeageddon“, and I think that fits. Things are particularly bad in Germany, which has welcomed more refugees than any other European country in recent years. If you can believe it, Germany opened the doors for 1.1 million “asylum seekers” last year. That is an astounding number, and it is starting to have dramatic consequences for German society. (Read More...)

10 Horribly Violent Crimes That Were Committed By Illegal Immigrants

Violence Crime - Public DomainYes, illegal immigrants are responsible for lots of crime in this country.  In recent years, nearly 1000 illegal immigrants have been convicted of committing sex crimes against children in the state of Texas alone.  And as you will read about below, illegal immigrants have a murder rate that is 3 to 10 times higher than the general population.  So anyone that suggests that illegal immigrants don’t commit more crime than the rest of us is simply lying to you.  Unfortunately, even though we could prevent thousands upon thousands of violent crimes by securing our borders, the Obama administration refuses to do so and it has become very politically incorrect to even talk about this.  Every single day, American citizens are being murdered and raped by people that should not be in this country and yet nobody is supposed to address this issue.  No wonder our nation is in the process of self-destructing.  The following are 10 horribly violent crimes that were committed by illegal immigrants… (Read More...)

Violent Crime Is Surging In Major U.S. Cities And The Economy Is Not Even Crashing Yet

Violent Crime - Public DomainDon’t let anyone tell you that crime is going down in America.  All over the United States, rates of violent crime in our major cities are increasing by double digit percentages.  Murders are way up, shootings are way up and rapes are way up.  So what is behind this sudden spike in crime?  In Baltimore, authorities are pointing to the racial tensions that were stirred up by the riots that erupted in protest to the death of Freddie Gray.  But what about the rest of the country?  From coast to coast, we are witnessing a dramatic increase in violent crime, and the economy is not even crashing yet.  So what is going to happen when the next great economic crisis hits us, unemployment skyrockets, and people really start hurting? (Read More...)

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PoissySmartCity,WebCitoyen,True Digital Organizations Put People First, It requires culture change, and lots of it.It involves people and culture as much as -- or perhaps more than -- it involves technology.

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Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.

 

The phrase "digital transformation" has become the buzz du jour. Predictably, the usual suspects in IT and in the vendor space have tacked on "digital" and "digital transformation" to their resumes. (Hashtag-yay.) But digital transformation isn't only about IT or vendors.

Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it. If you thought that switching ERP platforms was all about organizational change, belt yourself in, because ERP changes pale in comparison to digital transformation.

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Real digital transformation involves the entire organization. It involves people and culture as much as -- or perhaps more than -- it involves technology. To be totally clear, there is no organizational change without sweeping and rapidly spreading individual employee change. Organizations don't change, only employees do.

Is your organization ready to go digital? This is not a trivial question, and most of all, it is not a question posed solely to IT.

 

 

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My staff and I at the City of Asheville, North Carolina, have been fortunate to be a part of some really neat digital projects. We've adopted startup techniques, we've implemented hiring practices that we've observed at digital-savvy organizations, and we've finally started to change the conversation with our citizen-customers to begin to deliver true value.

People are quick to point out that "everything begins at the top." And that's true: We would be dead in the water without visionary C-level leadership. This has allowed us to step outside of IT's usual role at a large organization. But transformation is about much more than having the right leadership at the C-level. Ultimately, it's about employees.

[ Is no one buying into what you're offering? See Usability: The Road To Digital Transformation. ]

How do employees need to change?

Helpful hint: Look at the digital natives who have started to arrive at your organizations, the 20-somethings. The employees who sometimes come with their own laptops, might prefer to have a tablet instead, and who don't want to go through IT to order a printer. Not only that, generally they don't want a printer and would prefer to use Evernote and Expensify to manage their "paperwork." They don't understand why they have to use the organization's super double-secret-probation secure WiFi inside of the perimeter, when, outside of the organization, they use coffee shop WiFi on a daily basis

And really, who can blame them? They have tasted the efficiency and speed of digital life in their personal lives and are reluctant to enter the tar pit of the typical techno-bureaucracy.

Look at them, because they are exhibiting the characteristics of digital employees: self-reliant, demanding, tech-savvy, automation-focused, with a relentless need for speed.

I cannot say this loud enough: Digital organizations are peopled by digital employees.

Every day, IT is doing work that digital employees don't need done. Should IT be delivering desktop printers? Why? What a waste of time. Get the desktop printer delivered to a digital native, and she'll set it up. A digital native doesn't need to log an IT help desk request to "run a report" or "set up a survey tool," they simply use SurveyMonkey to get their collection done and export it to a Google Sheet if they need to do deeper analysis.

Smart digital natives still want and need IT where appropriate; they simply don't need IT to wipe their bottoms. They understand and appreciate (ok, with a little pushback) when IT recommends and implements things like endpoint security. Sometimes they push back "because security," but only for the best of reasons. They want to confirm that the risks are real and that inconvenience and slower processes are the only ways to address those risks. Smart execs want employees to question things that slow the process.

And smart execs will demand that IT articulate the real risks.

IT, in the new, digital age, also wants employees to question things that slow the process and screw up speed of delivery. IT, after all, is vitally interested in the need for speed, responsiveness, and business agility.

IT is a major organ of the body. If the body dies, so too does IT. 

Naysayers in the old-style organization will be quick to point out that everything will go down in flames without IT having a tight span of control over everything. Tell that to Automattic, Spotify, or other organizations that have been wildly successful without insisting on a tight span of control everywhere.

IT is starting to get it. What I fear is that other leaders in the organization may not get it, and that this may be harmful to these businesses and institutions. 

I don't want to say that span of control isn't important sometimes. I am not suggesting that hospital emergency rooms or police and fire emergency radio systems be run in a loosey-goosey manner.

What I am suggesting, is that leaders flip the equation. Instead of defaulting to a tight span of control everywhere, start to consider where a tight span of control is actually needed. You probably want a tight span of control over anything to do with life safety, but do you really need to micromanage a product?

The notion that IT needs to relax a little bit never fails to generate scorn from control freaks. (As an aging ex-security guy, I do confess to being one; I've just had to re-think it.) 

To combat this, I offer an example of a situation where you might think that super-tight span of control would rule the day but actually harms outcomes.

You might think that hospital emergency rooms always require super-tight span of control, but consider this story from a colleague who is an MD in charge of a large emergency room. At her hospital, IT wants everyone to log into the system with a unique ID in order to check a cardiogram. Because security. And HIPAA. 

Yet, my colleague has strongly argued that the time required for login, typing passwords wrong, and getting locked out of the terminal is killing people. She says that seconds, not minutes, count when there is a cardiac event.

You know she's right.

And if it was your dad or mom in that emergency room, you'd choose speed over compliance.

Employees -- the digital ones you want to attract and keep -- are smart. They know how much span of control is harmful. Ponder that the next time IT or management starts pushing for a "digital business" while simultaneously refusing to give employees more autonomy.

Jonathan Feldman is Chief Information Officer for the City of Asheville, North Carolina, where his business background and work as an InformationWeek columnist have helped him to innovate in government through better practices in business technology, process, and human ... View Full Bio

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