Posts Tagged ‘mike kujawski’

International Government Communication Forum 2019 – Sharjah, UAE

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) in Sharhaj, UAE, where this year’s theme was “behaviour change”. One of the conference highlights for me was participating on a panel with Dr Abdullah Al-Maghlouth, Director- General of the Centre for Government Communication in Saudi Arabia; and Sir Craig Oliver, Director […]

Communicating change and tech disruption to citizens

A few months ago, I delivered a talk at the 2018 FWD50 Conference on the topic of “Communicating Change and Tech Disruption to Citizens”. The official description was as follows: “Your role as communications and policy professionals in the public sector is growing with the need to improve transparency and accessibility, promote new and expanded digital services, safeguard […]

One week, two excellent events: #CBoCSocial and #FWD50

This post features my key takeaways and notes from two events I attended in November, here in Ottawa. 1. Public Sector Social Media (#CB0CSocial) –“Where Canada’s social media leaders gather to discuss the most effective strategies for the most powerful media.” 2. Forward 50 (#FWD50) – “A three-day conversation on digital transformation held in Canada’s capital city, bringing […]

Why the Canadian Digital Service is a Major Milestone for Canada

Over the course of the past two decades, there have been numerous initiatives/movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. I can see why it’s hard for people to get excited about yet another one. However, having worked as a management consultant (specializing in the digital channel) with nearly every federal department, I’m […]

The bots are coming! Are you ready?

On May 30-31 we held our MARCOM Annual Conference (more on that in a future post) where I moderated a roundtable discussion on bots. I thought I’d share a few notes from my handout. Working Definitions (sometimes used interchangeably) Bot: A piece of software that is designed and created to automate the kinds of tasks we would usually do […]

New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Last week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference where Mark Zuckerberg and team announce Facebook’s latest features and overall strategic focus. What Facebook invests time and resources in tends to set the course for the entire digital ecosystem. The gargantuan social network is about to hit 2 billion monthly users with hundreds of thousands of […]

A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

One thing I really like about the first quarter of the calendar year is that plenty of new statistics and trend reports are made available concerning my field of digital marketing, communications and the global impact of disruptive technology. I typically like to read through as many of them as I can, pull out key themes […]

What Your Facebook “Likes” Can Reveal About You

I recently came across the work of Stanford psychologist and social data researcher Michal Kosinski, who has developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. He is currently a leading expert in psychometrics, a data-driven sub-branch of psychology. By now, most people are familiar with the term “big data“, therefore […]

How not to contribute to fake news.

As I write this post, I’m waiting for a flight at Pearson International Airport reading through the incoming notifications on my mobile regarding the tragic Berlin Christmas Market lorry incident. At this point, a few deaths have already been confirmed, however judging by the verified images and videos coming from the location, there will surely be many more. There […]

Death to “we are experiencing higher than normal call volume”.

Posted originally on mikekujawski.ca on October 6, 2016 Last week I finally found the time to dedicate an entire day to calling various home service providers and product brands with which I have been having issues throughout the year. In most of the cases, I had made a note to call as the issue arose, […]