Allison Hornery

About the Author Allison Hornery

For over 15 years Allison has been part of a number of major public governance and knowledge facilitation programs at local, state, national and international levels, and she remains committed to the development of connected public sphere leadership that is structurally and strategically linked to communities networked for change.

AfricaInter-GovernmentalInternationalOpen GovWithout borders

Open Government and trustworthy records

Digital public sector recordkeeping is one of the unsung cornerstones in the open government and open data discussion.

Dr Anne Thurston talks about past and current challenges of digital recordkeeping and preservation for government – particularly in developing countries. She also highlights how the open government movement holds opportunities for the public sector recordkeeping profession.

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AustraliaEngagementOpen GovProfile: Organizations

Open access, open licensing, open government

Open access to Government information is a key element of the open government discussion, both in policy and practice terms.

Baden Appleyard shares his experience in developing and applying the Australian Government’s Open Access and Licensing Framework, and highlights the opportunities and challenges faced in opening up information from Governments as well as public research bodies through licensing options such as Creative Commons.

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Creating the Commons – building civic connections for innovation

Building a culture of collaboration and participation is a key ingredient to making innovative programs work in cities.

Mark Headd talks about his time with Code for America as their Head of Government Relations, and shares some of the emergent learnings from the intersection between the various elements of CfA’s program – the cities, the fellows, the brigade, the commons and now the start-ups.

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Service design for the public sector: designing questions before answers

The emerging discipline of service design is playing an increasingly important role in the public sector. In this special live recording from Paris, we speak with Christophe Tallec of Utilisacteur/Uinfoshare and Anne Marie Boutin, head of the French National Design Centre (Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle) to learn how service design and design thinking helps organisations to focus on asking the right questions before looking for solutions.

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InnovationUnited States

Start-up culture meets Gov 2.0 in Washington DC

What happens when you bring a room of entrepreneurs, developers, designers and government practitioners together for 54 hours to create new enterprises and solve public challenges?

Mack Kolarich, co-organizer of the DC Gov 2.0 Startup Weekend, talks about how he and his team are adapting the highly-successful international Startup Weekend format to focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in the public sector.

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Bringing content to people, not people to websites

Content comes first when it comes to delivering sustainable digital public services at Devon County Council. Carl Haggerty, Digital Communications Manager for the Council shares his insights on the importance of a digital content strategy, where his approach to designing services, not websites or platforms, is transforming the way the organisation interacts with its citizens.

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