A Political Innovation 'Translation Layer' Event at Adam Street
Crowdsourcing Analysis for Policymakers
Open data & visualisations
Speaker: Andrew Stott (former Director of Digital Engagement, Cabinet Office).
A short talk followed by drinks & networking
Who should come?
- Politicians & their staff
- Campaigns & Public affairs professionals
- Entrepreneurs & investors
- Bloggers & journalists
- Social media specialists
If we make raw information easy to access, large numbers of people can break it down, helping us to find out things we don’t already know - breaking the traditional policy-making monopolies.
Using clearer, attractive data visualisations can help to engage sections of the public who normally tune out political discourse.
In turn, this will break open the policy making space and ensure that it is no longer monopolised by groups which generally have a single interest at heart and often operate with considerable degrees of bias.
How can politics benefit from this growing movement?
Andrew Stott was Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the United Kingdom Government until December 2010. He led the work to open up government data and create "data.gov.uk". After the 2010 Election he led the implementation of the new Government's commitments to introduce greater transparency of central and local government within its first six months in office.
The Translation Layer
We often ask politicians to embrace innovative ideas from the worlds of social media or gaming and use them to solve long-standing problems.
Never before have we faced a position where so many key concepts are not fully understood by policy makers and their stakeholders. They’re tough concepts to grasp if you don’t work in these industries. A Translation Layer is needed. Applying these solutions to the obvious problems with policymaking can help improve an understanding of the wider opportunities presented by innovation.
About Adam St
Hidden in 18th century vaults under the Strand, Adam Street is a central London base for work and play. Here you can relax, work, hang-out, entertain, hide, impress, eat great food and drink excellent wine and cocktails, surrounded by like-minded souls. The membership is built around entrepreneurs and freelancers.
The club comprises a bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, events spaces and an interestingly diverse membership.
If you are an independent-minded person who struggles to separate work and pleasure then you may well find you need a bit of Adam Street in your life.
Adam Street Private Members Club is offering an Associate Members rate of either £600 per year or £50 per month to all attendees of the Political Innovation Event.
To find out more information about membership at Adam Street, Please contact the Membership Manager, Ellie Barrett on 020 7520 9033 or Ellie@adamstreet.co.uk
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