Seradigm is a niche consultancy specialising in strategy. Areas of focus include information management, information systems, e-Government, open data, and facilitation in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

In this site you can learn about Seradigm’s services, the company’s background and beliefs, and our clients and case studies. There’s also a research section containing new ideas, concepts and thinking. For further information please contact us.

Recent thoughts

Using the Web in Earthquake Recovery

Some of the experiences gained and lessons learned in using the web to deliver interactive maps to the public following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, based my time at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) to from April 2011 to September 2012. More »

Sharing across the ditch

The great thing about open government, is that it's just that. Open. The opposite of closed and proprietary. The opposite of secret. Licenses allow for reuse, and data, information and knowledge is made to be shared. More »

Open Government vs Government 2.0

Australia and New Zealand have a proud history of calling the same thing different names, for no reason other than etymological coincidence. Duvet vs doona, thongs vs jandals, togs vs cossies. These differences are defended fiercely, in a kind of friendly rivalry. It's the same with open government. More »

Christchurch 2.0

To build Christchurch 2.0, the legacy systems of the past, on computers, in organisations, and in people's brains will not be adequate for the task. We have to upgrade. At the TEDxEQChch event today, 3 months after the devastating earthquake in Christhchurch, Bjarke Ingels, an architect from Denmark, sent us a message encouraging us to build 'Christchurch 2.0'. His architecture is based on thinking in new and very different ways. More »

We need to start from the cold blooded premise that almost everyone is a genius - not that almost everyone is worthless.
John Taylor Gatto