What do NASA engineers, the 911 emergency service and Facebook all have in common?
According to David Eaves, they each offer a window into the way public service and policy development will be organized and delivered in the future: more participatory, adaptive and useful to an increasingly tech savvy public. In this talk David will explore what open source methodologies, technology and social shifts mean to the future of the one institution we all rely on: Government.
About the Presenter:
David Eaves is a public policy entrepreneur, open government activist and collaboration expert David advises the Mayor of Vancouver on open government, works with two spin-offs of the Harvard Negotiation Project and is a fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University. David writes on politics, foreign policy, public service sector renewal, as well as open source and network systems. He posts four times a week on his blog, publishes regularly in newspapers and has a chapter in the upcoming O'Reilly Media book on Open Government.
Pre-competitive purposes / innovation / research / collaboration refers to early stage, multi-sector, “market development” efforts that aim to open up space and capacity for cooperation & competition by developing knowledge, expectations, standards.