Thank you and hello: FutureGov launches in Australia

Kirsty Elderton

This week saw the official launch party of FutureGov in Australia. “How are you just launching now?” I hear you say. “Haven’t you been working in Australia for ages?” Well technically yes. Over the last few years we’ve been crossing back and forth to deliver projects working in the states of New South Wales and…

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Reinventing Government CIOs

Dominic Campbell

Call me nerdy, but I find myself spending a lot of my week thinking about enterprise technology. It’s what I came to do for a living when working in local government, it’s the thing I left local government to disrupt: the dehumanising, robotic, rigid, ugly world of enterprise technology.

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Join us in Hounslow for Open Data Discovery Day

Abbey Kos

FutureGov and the London Borough of Hounslow are teaming up for an event all about how the data we use every day can help solve difficult problems and open our eyes to brand new perspectives. Please join us on Thursday 19th March for an afternoon of learning and sharing. The event is free, and tickets are…

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Dom goes big and goes home at TEDxBrum

Abbey Kos

Sometimes it isn’t enough to say a city’s great, a government’s great, people are trying their hardest. Because that’s not good enough sometimes. Sometimes we need to try harder.

– Dominic Campbell, TEDxBrum 2014

FutureGov isn’t in the business of “good enough.” We’re not about tweaking old, broken systems to make them pass muster. Government needs to be more than that.

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Caring for the Carers: Rethinking Services in Havering

Abbey Kos

When it comes to social services, informal care is a lightweight term for a heavy set of responsibilities. Anyone who provides for family or friends without receiving payment is an informal carer, even if that support is 24/7. A mum with a disabled daughter, the wife of a man with dementia: these are informal carers,…

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7 lessons in innovation from running the Wakefield Lab

Adam Walther

After six months setting up and running a innovation lab in Wakefield Council, we’ve got some lessons and observations we’d love to share. The Lab kicked off in last summer and was set up to tackle two challenges – reducing the amount of missing wheelie bins and improving the user journey for receiving new ones;…

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Shopping for Good: Q&A with Cassie Robinson of the Civic Shop

Abbey Kos

We’re on quite a role with out Q&A series, having already interviewed the teams behind Ginsberg, Innovation Labs and Silent Secret. Now, the FutureGov team sat down with Cassie Robinson from Civic Shop to find out all about the project – including whether the items that FutureGov gave to the shop have sold out… What is the…

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