Nathan's talk at TEDxWolverhampton

Sometimes Government digitalisation agendas can get a bit lost in hyperbole, if you work in the local Government or social entrepreneur sector I’m pretty sure you would have attended an event or sat in a meeting and had somebody bust out the buzzwords.

Now imagine if that person trying to explain digitisation to a normal community activist, now imagine they start telling them about open data and smart cities and I’d finish by saying “now imagine what their response would be” but I know I do not have to, you obviously know it’ll be met with confusion and resentment.

The thing is, if digitalisation is really going to take off, it’s not just the academics and executives you need to get on board, it’s also the people who live and work in our communities and to do that we need to consider our language.

I was recently invited to conduct a talk at TEDxWolverhampton and I used the medium to talk about who we need to rethink how we communicate ideas such as open data, smart cities and civic tech.

I was recently invited to conduct a talk at TEDxWolverhampton and I used the medium to talk about who we need to rethink how we communicate ideas such as open data, smart cities and civic tech.