20 Jul '12, 7pm

Beyond geeks and governments: Expanding the civic marketplace: Companies have a strong role to play in pushing f...

Beyond geeks and governments: Expanding the civic marketplace: Companies have a strong role to play in pushing f...

Editor's note: To learn more about civic marketplaces and innovation, be sure to check out [email protected] , coming this fall to San Francisco, November 12-13, 2012. Shannon Spanhake is looking for a few good geeks -- and the companies that love them. The deputy innovation officer for the City of San Francisco says that companies can play a role in shepherding the widespread application of citizen-led tech solutions in an era of shrinking public resources. An inventor and entrepreneur herself, Spanhake is working to stimulate innovative solutions from an increasingly engaged tech community and civic hackers interested in coding for the common good. “There’s a natural relationship in strengthening this market possibility,” she said during the “Optimizing City Services with Data and IT,” the third segment of the Cities 2.0 three-part webcast sponsored by GreenBiz Group on W...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/07/20/geeks-governments...

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