Digital Mission to Washington DC 2011


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Digital Mission to Washington DC 2011

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  2. 2. DM:DC 2011 Digital Mission Companies:about Contact: Gavin Starks Contact: Paul Quelch Contact: Luke Nicholson +44 (0)7931 387 769 +44 (0)7957 539 985 +44 (0)7968 215 112 Twitter: @quelch Twitter: @ekulDigital Missions is a series of trade missions Twitter: @ameeHQorganized for UK-based small and medium-sized AMEE aggregates and is a free, CarbonCulture secure and scalable web is a community platform thatfirms operating in the digital sector. automatesaccess to the publishing platform.Their enables organisations to world’s environmental and energy information, providing solutions include personalised embed sustainability acrossThe missions, which began in 2008 support startpages, desktop dashboards their communities, and to save trusted, comprehensive andUK digital companies to expand internationally, timely answers to millions of and web browser toolbars. energy and carbon. It helpsunderstand foreign markets, attract investment, environmental questions. The software is used by energy professionals to make better decisions, saving asfind partners and develop business Its unique partnerships with public libraries, universities much as 20% energy demandrelationships. Digital m world-leading standards and government agencies to is on the basis of better to Wash sion providers including the World produce portals and micro-sites information. Uniquely, it also ington Resource Institute (WRI), UK which promote services and resources, engage with users gives everybody else effective Digita lM Department for Energy and DC 2011 ission to Washin Climate Change (DECC) and and enhance web experiences. new ways to participate. is organ g FutureG ised by C ton, Carbon Disclosure Prject In addition to this the products CarbonCulture provides ov, Brigh hinwag, engaging and user-friendly Corrick. tLemon also generate revenue, bringing The miss and Kath (CDP), make AMEE the most platform io ryn web-based and physical tools for comp n provides the id comprehensive and advanced in thousands of pounds and anies att e to make sustainable behaviours business connecti ending to al web-based solution for dollars in new income streams profile, u ons, build make for their partners. easy, relevant, salient and nderstan internatio greenhouse gas emissions, the prac d the US nal rewarding for ‘the rest of us’. ticalities market a energy efficiency, and other The 10 D of settin nd disco Members include 10 Downing g up sho ver represen igital Mission co p in the US. environmental data. Street, Cabinet Office, DECC, t the top mpanies UK talen s The com panies in t from ac elected Defra, HM Treasury and FCO. CarbonC clude, A ross the MEE, An UK ult Open Cin ure, Fir mstep, H ywhere.m . ema, Ou uddle, lo e, rSay, Pub ca Websed ge. Deta lic-i-grou lity, contact ile p and details fo d information an To keep upto date with activates during the week, please follow listed in r each c d this book ompany @digitalmission on Twitter. let and o are we n the For more information about future missions, please subscribe to the newsletter on digital-­m bsite: ission.o or contact rg/dc11-­ compan ies02 03
  3. 3. DM:DC 2011 Digital Mission CompaniesContact: Brett Husbands Contact: Alastair Mitchell Contact: Christoph Warrack Contact: Sarah Eustace Contact: Catherine Howe Contact: Stephen stephen@websedge.comNumber +44 (0)7971 602 368 +44 (0)7968 955 298 +44 (0)7977 513 827 +44 (0)2073369463 Number:+ 44 (0)7817497289 Number: +44 (0)7725 351 941Twitter: @Firmstep Twitter: @huddle Twitter: @weareopencinema Twitter: @theplacestation Twitter: @curiousc Twitter: @WebsEdgeTVFirmstep supply a third of Huddle is the leader in cloud Open Cinema is a network The Place Station (TPS), an Public-i are a research led WebsEdge links issuesUK Municipal government with collaboration and content of cinemas for homeless people. online dating service for social organisation who build tools and audiences through thee-government software and management for the enterprise Operating since 2005, they entrepreneurs, asset owners and and services to help government power of television. For sixcontinue to innovate ways of and government. Huddle is enable members to programme professional supporters. TPS join the conversations that are years now WebsEdge haveimproving customer service and used by more than 90,000 seasons of films, meet high-level is a new initiative from Locality happening online. They have been developing digitalsaving money. Most recently organisations worldwide to filmmakers and experts, and that helps people to freely a track record of 10 years and television channels for specificlaunching (announcement securely manage projects, share make films of their own which access available and expert deliver reliable and innovative communities in government,pending) a free hosted CMS for files and collaborate with people are seen at major festivals and help to kick-start community results for clients. education and health.governments to make it easier across the firewall. on television. The results are projects across the UK.and less costly to provide better increased mental health and Their current focus is on creating During that time they workedwebsites and transactions to Huddle is the most widely used skills, and improved access to Partly developed in response online civic spaces which with leading organisationscitizens. cloud service in UK Government further training, education and to UK central government’s are open, co-productive and across the globe in areas as with more than 70% of central work. initiative to make public data democratic but we also work with diverse as global health, departments using it and tens more open and transparent, clients on digital engagement education and law enforcement. of thousands of users in local TPS comprises a map-based projects. The core product is All their channels have high government, health and affiliated web platform that helps people a content rich webcasting quality content at the heart. bodies. to find publicly owned land service which makes streaming For the next generation of and buildings; share and of formal meeting content open channels, WebdEdge are very collaborate innovative social and accessible to the public. much focusing on community enterprise ideas; campaign to engagement marrying save important local assets and content with social media and services; and find local and distribution technologies. national supporters to help turn Contact: Eyal Halamish their project into reality. + 61-646-645-9582 Twitter: @OurSayAust OurSay is a website where people post, vote and share questions and decision-makers respond to the most popular questions. 04 05
  4. 4. DM:DC 2011 DM:DC 2011About the organizers Digital Mission Company Contacts Company Contact email Telephone AMMEE UK ltd Gavin Starks +44 (0)7931 387 769The Chinwag community is a focal point for digital media practitioners in the UK Our Say Eyal Halamish + 61 6 466 459 582and beyond. The Chinwag community is a focal point for digital media practitioners in the UK CarbonCulture Luke Nicholson +44 (0)7968 215 112and beyond. Founded in 1996, Chinwag has grown into a community media company that Locality Sarah Eustace +44 (0)2073 369 463publishes websites, discussion forums and blogs supporting the people and companies whowork in the digital industry. Chinwag also run the Digital Mission series, which has been running Anywhere me Paul Quelch +44 (0)7957 539 985since 2008. The series helps UK digital SME’s to expand their businesses abroad, forge Open Cinema Christoph Warrack +44 (0)7977 513 827partnerships with US companies and seek investment from overseas. Chinwag have organised Firmstep Brett Husbands +44 (0)7971 602 368Digital Missions to New York, Texas (SXSW) LA and San Francisco as well as helping recruit WebsEdge Stephen Horn +44 (0)7725 351 941for missions to Japan and China. Public-i Group Catherine Howe +44 (0)7817 497 289Sam Michel + 44 (0)7887 627 115 / @toodlepip / Huddle Alastair Mitchell +44 (0)7968 955 298Francesca Heath + 44 (0)7725 812 842 / @francescaheath / Event PartnersFutureGov is a consultancy and social innovation incubator helping to shape the future Huge thanks to our Digital Mission Event Partners, UK Trade and Investment, Rock Creekof government. They specialise in new media consultancy for government and social innovation and Beekeeper group.along with running campaigns and events. FutureGov are committed to building connectionsacross the world and have extensive networks, particularly in the UK and US. Their goal is togrow social innovation in government globally and bring about radical change in public services.futuregovnetwork.comDominic Campbell +00 (1)3036 685 052 / @dominiccampbell / / / Event HostsBrightLemon build large and effective online communities for education, charity and Also thanks to our Digital Mission event hosts, Deloitte, Microsoft, Affinity labs, The US Departmententerprise. We do this by employing and working with experts in their field – be it open of State, The World Bank, White House convention centre and The State of Maryland.source technology or social theory and group behaviour. We have done this for the likes of theBritish Council, the UK Department for Education, Amnesty International, Tate Modern, theVictoria & Albert Museum and the United Nations. brightlemon.comLeon Tong + 44 (0)7961 480 142 / @brightlemon / / / www.affinitylab.comA decade of digital media experience has seen Kathryn make contributions to the likesof McCann Erickson, Digital Britain, New Statesman magazine and the Online NewsAssociation. As well as being an independent communications consultant Kathryn is a visitinglecturer in online journalism and a trainer in digital media. / / / www.maryland.govKathryn Corrick +44 (0) 790 191 419 / @kcorrick / kathryn.corrick@googlemail.com06 07
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