Tag Archives: Economic Development

John Tolva: “The City is a Platform: Chicago’s Technology Transformation”

As part of the GovLab’s regular Ideas Luncheon Series (see our notes on previous speakers Brian Behlendorf, Joel Gurin, Deborah Estrin, Geoff Mulgan and Erik Johnston), John Tolva visited the GovLab on November 15 to talk about his experience leading the City of Chicago’s technology transformation as its first Chief Technology Officer under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and to sketch his vision for […]

The Tags:  . . . . . .

GovLab Editorial Board Meeting Links, 8/2/13

How the Digital Divide Leaves People Out – PBS: Who is not being counted when data is scraped from the Internet, whether from tweets or searches? Digital Divide: Access Is Not Enough – The Journal: Owning Internet-connected technology is only part of being an engaged user. I’m still here: back online after a year without […]

The Tags:  . .

… what skills and networks can help people collaborate and compete in the digital economy

On April 19, the second day of the GovLab Experiment, participants took part in a variety of half-hour “horas” featuring discussion built around specific themes. The “If Only We Knew…” session asked participants, “What are the most important research questions that, if answered, would radically transform our understanding of open government?” Hora 2’s central research […]

The Tags:  . . . . . .

… how to turn data into trustworthy, actionable knowledge to get people engaged

On April 19, the second day of the GovLab Experiment, participants took part in a variety of half-hour “horas” featuring discussion built around specific themes. The “If Only We Knew…” session asked participants, “What are the most important research questions that, if answered, would radically transform our understanding of open government?” Hora 4’s central research […]

The Tags:  . . . . .

… how government can develop the capacity to make the most of Prize-Induced Contests

Can we develop a simple test or set of metrics to determine if a given problem would be a strong candidate for a prize-induced contest? Design Best Practices How can we facilitate open and transparent sharing of ideas and solutions between the individuals, organizations and broad sectors engaged with grand challenges? How should government agencies […]

The Tags:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

… the best practices for designing, funding, incentivizing and implementing Prize-Induced Contests and how to measure their impact

Can we develop a simple test or set of metrics to determine if a given problem would be a strong candidate for a prize-induced contest? Design Best Practices How can we facilitate open and transparent sharing of ideas and solutions between the individuals, organizations and broad sectors engaged with grand challenges? How should government agencies […]

The Tags:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .