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Bringing digital and data disruption to government

In late 2016 I was invited with my Represent.me democracy hat on to speak at TransPolitica, in the session “Bringing digital and data disruption to government”. It’s a conference aiming at real world policy changes for a radically better future.

Together with Tim from the CivicTech coworking hub RainGods (home to Represent’s London office) and Dan from MegaNexus we discussed how social enterprises are revolutionising democracy and the political process: from better information, to more abundant voting, and crowd intelligence to the very purpose of Government.

Tim does a great intro to the civtech and government tech landscape at the start, and my bit kicks in about 14 minutes in.

Image credit: Big Ben by Glenluwin (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.