The most adaptive, agile organizations and individuals are leveraging what they do best to take advantage of global, seismic shifts in media, technology and society. The disruptive force of social media is connecting governments and social innovators, enabling crowdsourcing and generating a measurable
impact on society:
Alex Butler—CEO, KindredHQ/Digital Transformation Consultant, BBC and former Strategy & Marketing Director for Directgov will provide her insights on how digital and social media have allowed increased
transparency in Government.
• Learn about the evolution of social media from the Power of Information Review to the modern open data movement
• Understand how government agencies establish social media policies that balance the need for transparency with the requirements for security & privacy
• Discuss how increased transparency has caused individuals and agencies to become more accountable to the public
Paul Hilder—VP Global Campaigns, Change.org is a passionate advocate for empowering people through social media to drive change. Paul will highlight some of Change.org’s most successful campaigns and discuss their impact.
• What does democracy mean in a digital/social age?
• How is mobile being used in emerging economies to initiate grassroots movements?
• How are politicians and decision makers being challenged to be transparent and responsive?
Will Perrin—Founder, Talk About Local/Trustee, The Indigo Trust stands uniquely poised to discuss the
challenges and opportunities presented by social media connecting governments with the people they
Alex Butler– CEO, KindredHQ @alex_butler