The CeDEM14 was held May 21 to May 23 2014 at the Danube University Krems. We blogged live from the conference and collected nearly all the presentations, reports, and other web media in this post. Please share this with friends and colleagues (and if you notice that your presentation is missing – do send it to us so that we can include it here!)
The CeDEM14 included 7 sessions on a broad range of topics such as e-democracy, a-participation, Open Data, social and mobile media, design, technology and information visualization. 33 presentations allowed the participants to present their research results, ideas, projects, etc. Read the summaries and the presentations here: “CeDEM14 sessions”.
CeDEM14 allowed participants to watch the film “Blueberry Soup” and engage in a Skype discussion with the filmmaker Eileen Jerrett, as well as participate in the Open Space, an opportunity for participants to organise their own presentations, sessions, events, workshops, birds of a feather, networking, etc.
CeDEM14 on the the Austrian Radio Channel Ö1 (mix English&German)
Peter Parycek (Head of the Centre for E-Governance) und Johnstone Baguma (Toro Development Network, Uganda) discuss E-Government, E-Voting and E-participation in Africa.
Simplify public access to government services and information
March 2014, McKinsey & Co.
When it comes to the digital world, governments have traditionally placed political, policy, and system needs ahead of the people who require services. Mike Bracken, the executive director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, is attempting to reverse that paradigm by empowering citizens—and, in the process, improve the delivery of services and save money. In this video interview, Bracken discusses the philosophy behind the digital transformation of public services in the United Kingdom, some early successes, and next steps. An edited transcript of his remarks follows.