ISER Lunchtime Talk: 'Using E-Government in Remote Areas' with Yan Cimon, Dec. 10
by Michelle Saport |
Monday, Dec. 10, 12-1 p.m.
Diplomacy Building, Fifth Floor, Conference Room (4500 Diplomacy Drive)
State and provincial governments in the U.S. and Canada are required to provide consistent services across wide geographic areas, in both densely populated areas and remote Northern communities. How can they better meet that challenge? Yan Cimon, an associate professor of strategy at Université Laval, in Quebec City, will discuss one potential solution: e-government--that is, how governments can use the Internet and other information technology to help bring services to residents, regardless of where they live.
Cimon and other researchers did a broad study of the potential uses of e-government in Quebec. With a population comparable to that of Virginia and an area three times that of France, Quebec shares many of the same challenges as Alaska in providing services to residents of remote places.
Yan Cimon is currently the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Innovation at the University of Washington. Besides his research on uses of e-government, Cimon has also studied strategic and network-related issues in the aerospace, defense, automotive and other industries.
The Diplomacy Building is at 4500 Diplomacy Drive, at the corner of Tudor Road and Tudor Centre Drive. Parking is free! Call (907) 786-7710 if you need directions.