Earlier this year the team behind TEDxLondonBusinessSchool asked if I would be interested in speaking at their event in May
We recently celebrated the first birthday of the CityCamp movement – looking at how gov 2.0, local leaders and (most importantly) citizens can design the future of our cities. So, we thought it would be the ideal time to hear how friend of FutureGov Chris Haller, founder and CEO of Urban Interactive Studios, thinks the movement is [...]
This is John. Those of you at CityCamp London in October will remember him. You know, the bloke from IBM who spoke with such breakneck enthusiasm he wore out our two signers and forced them into creative contortions as he made up words which they more than matched with improvised hand gestures. For those of you [...]
In our world of open government, it is sometimes easy to forget what we are doing it all for. Open data alone can never be enough, but it is the key to helping us all as citizens better understand and monitor the work of government, holding it to account for how our money is spent [...]
This article was first published in last week’s Local Government Chronicle (in print and online) along with articles on the recent Local by Social Midlands event we supported LGID to run with Coventry City Council as well as the thoughts of Martin Reeves, Chief Executive at Coventry. The times they are a-changin’. Social media and [...]
Local authorities already face formidable challenges in adjusting to the new age of austerity. There will be many tough decisions to come to ensure core services are protected amid the cuts. But now there is a new challenge.