5 years, 9 months ago

Government as a Catalyst: Prizes for Tech Innovation

At this year’s South by South West Interactive (SXSWi) conference, I’m pleased to be moderating a panel on the role of government and prizes in stimulating technology innovation and providing public services. Federal agencies have recently been given the authority by Congress to sponsor competitions for individuals, groups, and companies to develop new ideas and technology innovations for a chance to win potentially lucrative prizes. These competitions can range from […]

5 years, 9 months ago

Government as a Catalyst: Prizes for Tech Innovation

At this year’s South by South West Interactive (SXSWi) conference, I’m pleased to be moderating a panel on the role of government and prizes in stimulating technology innovation and providing public services. Federal agencies have recently been given the authority by Congress to sponsor competitions for individuals, groups, and companies to develop new ideas and technology innovations for a chance to win potentially lucrative prizes. These competitions can range from […]

5 years, 10 months ago

Web Manager University #Fedtweets Ditches Slide Deck, Gets Real with Engagement

You can’t learn all there is to know about social media through slides, however for many the reliability of presenting off a loaded deck is too comfortable. Most can’t step away and leave it behind. I recently had the opportunity to join a group of Federal social media experts who dared to take hundreds of participants through the wilds of the the most popular social media tools in action. And […]

5 years, 11 months ago

Outcomes First: Best Practices and Metrics for Public Participation

Recently, the White House launched another in a series of public participation activities around the US National Action Plan for Open Government. This time, they’re focusing on developing best practices and metrics for public participation. This is an intriguing question, and there is certainly no shortage of expertise and research around the subject. While the definition of open government, embodied in the Open Government Directive, is focused on transparency, participation, […]

8 years, 5 months ago

Next: Canada, US, and Iceland

As indicated in a 140 char note on Twitter, I’m leaving Europe. For a month, that is. I am going on a flight/roadtrip, part work, part vacation. Locationwise roughly as follows: Toronto from July 17th to 25th. Washington, DC from July 26th to 31st. Ottawa from July 31st to August 6th. Boston from August 7th