“ImaginaCity” Open Cities Panel, PDF Europe October 2010 View more presentations from Dominic Campbell. Yesterday I presented on the Open Cities, Smarter Cities panel at Personal Democracy Forum Europe in Barcelona (listen to the audio from the session here). It was probably the first time I’ve had the opportunity at an event like this to [...]
This article was first published in the Local Government Chronicle 16 September 2010 Technology has long been seen by government as a key tool for improving the way it works and engages with citizens in public services. This has never been more necessary, given the unprecedented crisis and uncertainty both the government and the economy [...]
Bit of an odd post this from me really, but given I don’t have a personal blog (and really what’s the difference between personal and professional with me anyway?!) I thought I’d post it here. It is also a little odd as it’s pretty much content free, more a thought as I sit and have [...]
Get your CityCamp London tickets here now! Image: Brandon Shigeta That’s right, the time has come for us to end your waiting. With just 5 weeks to go until CityCamp London we have released those tickets (well, the first bunch of them at least)! We have a stella line up waiting for you on the [...]
Last month, I had the opportunity to go to Harvard to present the findings of our research to a group of senior civil servants from the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, gathered to talk about the role technology can play in supporting new collaborations to improve performance in public service delivery…
As FutureGov passes its 18 month anniversary, I’ve recently been spending my quieter moments contemplating where next for FutureGov … Outwardly we talk about being focused on “Digital Democracy” and “Public service transformation”, which in both our hearts and the hearts of the wider FutureGov family means a passion for better government, rebalancing the role and power of the state to one that better empowers individuals to self-organise and work with government as just one partner in making the world better for them.
We are in the midst of a significant shift in the way we think about and relate to public services. Led both from inside government by the Prime Minister himself as well as more disruptive social, economic and technological change outside government, traditional delivery models and provider-client relationships are being challenged as never before. Driven in no small part by developments in the web, the speed and scale of change is happening on an unprecedented scale and leading us to question the notion of public services in our new, hyper-networked world.