Citizens as shareholders – Gov 2.0 LA

We talk with Alan Silberberg of Silberberg Innovations about GovCamps and other unconference format events, including the third annual Gov 2.0 LA gathering organised by Alan in association with Pepperdine University in Malibu.  We look at how open-forum unconferences can impact the day-to-day work of participants as well as exploring current trends in gov 2.0 in Los Angeles and across the United States, asking if “citizen 2.0” has yet matured.  Among other topics, Alan comments on the impact of the conventional contracting process on connected and open government.

We’re creating platforms to engage citizens in ways they’ve never been engaged with their governments before. We’re allowing citizens around the world and empowering citizens to take control of their own space and basically become a shareholder of their country again.

alan-silverbergAbout Alan Silberberg

Alan W. Silberberg is founding CEO of Silberberg Innovations, and Gov20LA. He is one of the most sought after international Gov 2.0 Analysts and a frequent blogger and media commentator. He speaks often on Government and Corporate innovations in technology, and private/public partnerships. He is currently advising multinational corporations and national governments on technology, social media and crisis communications. Additionally he is an advises startups and high growth companies.

He has a long background in Politics, Media and Technology. As a young staffer in the Clinton White House, he was a part of the transformational team that brought the White House into the digital age for phones and other communications. His media background crosses live television, radio and a deep understanding of the technology fundamentals and concerns in politics and Government.

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