Open Cities Keynotes II: Citizens opening up cities
Keynotes II: Citizens opening up cities Rise of civic technologies defining open cities of tomorrow
- Phil Ashlock, Presidential Innovation Fellow, US Government: Standards and Open Source Cities: Collaboration driven by shared platforms
- A’yen Tran, Interactive Project Manager, Local Projects
Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO, Forum Virium Helsinki Chair, European Network of Living Labs
Phil Ashlock has spearheaded community driven civic technology initiatives with global reach. Most recently he served as the Open Government Program Manager at OpenPlans where he established the Open311 initiative. Open311 is a standardized protocol for publicly reporting and tracking civic issues which is now implemented in dozens of cities around the world. In partnership with Code for America he also co-founded Civic Commons, an initiative to help governments share technology and their experiences using it. Phil has also facilitated broader collaboration between cities and other government bodies around open government initiatives, standards, and open source civic technology. He’s been an active participant in the Open Government Partnership and served as a member of the NYC Transparency Working Group where he helped shape one of the world’s strongest open data laws: NYC Local Law 11 of 2012. He currently lives in Washington D.C. where he’s serving as a Presidential Innovation Fellow with the White House Office of Digital Strategy.
A’yen Tran is an Interactive Project Manager for Local Projects, where she produces interactive experiences in physical, online and mobile space. Her most recent work includes producing and managing Change by Us, a new multi-city social platform for civic engagement and its predecessor, Give a Minute. She produced the 9/11 Memorial Names Arrangement Algorithm and Make History, a website to crowdsource the world’s images of 9/11 for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Before joining Local Projects, she produced large-scale interactive art and media projects for non-profits and artists. She directed logistics and external relations for artist Swoon’s nautical art installations and voyages with Deitch Projects, and served as Online Director for non-profit organization Seeds of Peace. She has presented and installed work at PS1, MASSMoCA, Conflux, Flux Factory. A’yen has spoken at Livable Memphis’ Annual Summit, CEOs for Cities National Meeting in Chicago and Urban Design Week in New York. She holds a B.A from Columbia University.
Location: INSPIRE auditorium
Date & Time: Wed 19, 16:00-17.30
Target Group: TBA
Topic Stream: Open Cities
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