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GTEC 2013 and the landscape of GovTech in Canada

Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) is widely regarded as Canada’s pre-eminent Gov-Tech Conference. Thom Kearney and Richard Pietro talk to us about their experiences with the 2013 conference in October and, against that backdrop, discuss at how the govtech landscape is shifting in Canada.


The connected citizen in 2012

How ready are citizens to be part of a more connected public space? Where is the UK heading in citizen participation? Ahead of CITIZEN2012 in London, conference organiser Jeffrey Peel – with guest speakers Andy Williamson of Future Digital and David Moody of Kana – discuss building the democratic commons, including tools and trends in next-generation government/citizen engagement.

Alan Silverberg

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.

Stephen Hood

Taking the Neighborhood to Your Smartphone

Civic tech startup Blockboard aims to reconnect and enhance neighborhoods through smartphone technology, putting messaging, city services and local news together in a fun social format. It’s live now in San Francisco’s eclectic…

World Cleanup 2012

Clean the World

A ‘Crazy and Fascinating’ Vision: On May 3, 2008, in one of the world’s pivotal moments for tech-enabled mass collaboration, 40,000 volunteers removed all of the garbage in the country of Estonia in…

Chief Richard Price

A Mobile App to Save Lives

Be A Hero: Richard Price, chief of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, shares the latest on a new app that links trained volunteers with heart attack victims using GPS-enabled smart phones….

San Francisco

Building Gov 2.0 Community in San Francisco

CityCampSF, OpenSF, Code for America, oh my!: Some of San Francisco’s top social media, tech and civic innovators discuss the use of new communications technologies in the Egyptian revolution, and how to build…

US Capitol

The State of Gov 2.0 and OpenGov

Community organizers join in a live discussion and concurrent web chat to discuss OpenGov and Gov 2.0. Some of the questions we’ll examine: What is the general state of the opengov and Gov…

Bob Fine

The Best of Social

Bob Fine’s ‘Big Book of Social Media’: In 2009, Bob Fine organized 20 social media conferences around the world. He took the connections and lessons from his experience to put together ‘The Big…

John Tschohl

Empowering the Front Line

Empowered to Make a Difference: John Tschohl, author and consultant, has devoted his career to teaching complex organizations about customers service. He joins Gov 2.0 Radio to talk about his new book, Empowerment:…

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