Kundra plays well in the land down under

Even the Australians took note of Vivek Kundra's ascent.

Glenn Irvine, a blogger for the Australia-based Collaborative View, picked up on the story by the Washington Post, noting in particular Kundra's affinity for social media.

The role of social networking in President Barack Obama's campaign "will no doubt undergo some significant analysis by political organisations around the globe for the major affect they had in the campaign," Irvine writes.

Australian politicians "could learn a lesson or two" from the Obama team, according to Irvine. The "information and communications technology" industry would be happy if they did.

"I feel President Obama has shown some modern thinking and leadership that the [information and communications technology] industry can take heart in. The very creation of Federal CIO and CTO positions highlights the critical importance of ICT in our current World. Australia’s politicians should seriously take note."

About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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