What is Singapore GovCamp?
GovCamp Singapore focuses on positioning government as a platform to engage key sectors of a country to come together in one conference and to jointly collaborate on how to improve citizen engagement and services using technology. With the proliferation of digital natives, there is an increasing expectation from the general public and new tension created in the public sector to respond faster and more efficiently to citizen concerns. The core of the event is the attendee-generated agenda, content, and feedback done through crowd-sourcing in an open and transparent process. Active participation using social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies plays a critical role in stimulating engagement from all participants.
Themed “Connecting People, Data and Ideas”, it drives two pillars of Engagement, and Open data as a platform for Co-creation respectively. The GovCamp Singapore will bring together leading thinkers from government, academia, industry and citizens organizations to share Gov 2.0 initiatives and ideas for Singapore Government transformation, which will be well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital age.
GovCamp Singapore initiates meaningful relationships across all areas of civil society with the common goal of promoting and enhancing Singapore digital credentials.
• The event is free and open to everyone interested in contributing to Singapore’s digital future
• All sessions are interactive and collaborative
• All attendees are encouraged to participate
Who should attend?
Thought leaders, citizens, students, government officials, developers, public servants, web 2.0 advocates, bloggers and community members concerned with technology, open data and open government.
Participation is key. Have your voice and perspective heard in the Gov 2.0 conversation by contributing ideas to the session themes ahead of time and on the day. The aim is to encourage innovative thinkers help build genuine partnerships between academia, the public, private and third sectors and active citizens to develop a word-class digital future for Singapore.
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Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno
Managing Director of the Government Industry in Worldwide Public Sector for Microsoft. Connect on LinkedIn
Today the economic, political and social changes are sparking a next wave of citizen engagement, reform of government, and the transformation of citizen engagement. New interactive communication technology as well as low-cost collaboration platforms are powering ideas based on collaboration, transparency and participation. With world-wide governments around facing current and future financial challenges, joining up and co-producing services with citizens, industry and non-governmental organizations seems essential.
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Director, National Center for Digital Government, Director, Science, Technology, and Society Initiative. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Connect on LinkedIn
Open data affords extraordinary opportunities for co-creation as individuals and organizations add to base data often data collected by governments to add individual and local experience, details, and feedback. Co-creation makes open data truly dynamic, rich and customized. Today's governments are challenged to develop greater collaborative capacity internally to break down silos that prevent shared informational and problem solving across programs and units. They are challenged to collaborate with other governments to share solutions, leverage economies of scale, and to solve problems that lie across boundaries. Finally, governments must increasingly collaborate across sectors with private businesses and non-profits to create public value and to use all the modalities available to serve the public