Digital Survival skills
Solace Masterclass
June 2014
Catherine Howe, Chief Executive Public-i
I have worked in technology for nearly 20 years (eek)
My area of interest is in using the social web to do democratic thin...
Survival: Minimum viable
knowledge
Austerity
Everything is changing
+
We need to change
everything
Everything is changing
+
We need to change
everything
Soci...
Is digital an answer?
Technological
Determinism?
Society not technology
Welcome to the Network
Society
Networks as the dominant social structure
http://blog.socialflow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/kony-early-network.jpg
Networked
Participatory Culture: Active citizens
Collaborating
ParticipatingSharing
Creating
Connecting
This is the world of
Generation Y: The
millennial generation
The networked
individual
Generation Y
-Twenty-somethings, also known as Millenials
-Tech-savvy individuals who are comfortable and confident using ...
What is really going
on?
We communicate and organise ourselves
differently
Data is huge
Context is collapsed
Openness is replacing privacy
Private Public
Or is it??
As is time
Linear Persistent
Everything is connected
How can we make sense of
this? And lead through it?
What do we mean by Digital?
And using technology to do it
Social Change Tribe – digital can change the world
Social Innovation Tribe – digital can dri...
We limit ourselves by simply considering changes
to the way we communicate
So what should we be thinking about?
Do we have shared values?
Do we even have shared
language?
Disintermediation
Retail
Personalisation
Travel
A shrinking state
An aging population
Can we really maintain 4 relationships with the
citizen?
Communications Engagement
Consultation Politcians
How do we explore the art of the possible?
Transformation Change the system not the process
How do we create a networked o...
Our working assumption, explored in this work, is that:
a more networked society will need a more Networked Councillor
- a...
Citizens do not need
us to organise them
Networks….of
networks
Digital Civic Space
Open
Co-
productive
Place defined
by Citizens
Representative
Public
Different skills are needed
An understanding of networked
power
Collaboration skills
Co-design skills
Social media ‘social...
There is no magic bullet
How do we keep learning?
Catherine Howe
catherine.howe@public-i.info
Thank you for your time
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  • Solace digital leadership Masterclass (June 2014)

    1. 1. Digital Survival skills Solace Masterclass June 2014 Catherine Howe, Chief Executive Public-i
    2. 2. I have worked in technology for nearly 20 years (eek) My area of interest is in using the social web to do democratic things – my research explores digital civic space. I also run Public-i where we build some of these ideas – and webcast A LOT of council meetings. Increasingly I am interested in digital leadership and the skills we need to work effectively in the network society I am also part of the team trying to build NHS Citizen @curiousc http://www.public-i.info/blog Who am I to be telling you this? Some background
    3. 3. Survival: Minimum viable knowledge
    4. 4. Austerity Everything is changing + We need to change everything Everything is changing + We need to change everything Social Change Aging population Democratic deficit Political parties are shrinking Climate change Technological innovation 3AM worries!
    5. 5. Is digital an answer?
    6. 6. Technological Determinism?
    7. 7. Society not technology
    8. 8. Welcome to the Network Society
    9. 9. Networks as the dominant social structure http://blog.socialflow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/kony-early-network.jpg
    10. 10. Networked
    11. 11. Participatory Culture: Active citizens Collaborating ParticipatingSharing Creating Connecting
    12. 12. This is the world of Generation Y: The millennial generation The networked individual
    13. 13. Generation Y -Twenty-somethings, also known as Millenials -Tech-savvy individuals who are comfortable and confident using technology in daily life -Achievement focused – confident, competitive and ambitious with high expectations -Feedback valuing – Gen Y seek reassurance and feedback often -Often more liberal and politically active than the previous generation
    14. 14. What is really going on?
    15. 15. We communicate and organise ourselves differently
    16. 16. Data is huge
    17. 17. Context is collapsed
    18. 18. Openness is replacing privacy Private Public
    19. 19. Or is it??
    20. 20. As is time Linear Persistent
    21. 21. Everything is connected
    22. 22. How can we make sense of this? And lead through it?
    23. 23. What do we mean by Digital?
    24. 24. And using technology to do it Social Change Tribe – digital can change the world Social Innovation Tribe – digital can drive new, socially responsible economics Big Data Tribe – digital enables us to collect data and analyse trends Radical Redesign Tribe – digital can help us redesign the system Digital by Default Tribe – we can make everything better if it’s online Digital Architecture Tribe – super-fast internet, 4G, cloud-based Digital Cargo Cult – it’s shiny, and we want it
    25. 25. We limit ourselves by simply considering changes to the way we communicate So what should we be thinking about?
    26. 26. Do we have shared values?
    27. 27. Do we even have shared language?
    28. 28. Disintermediation
    29. 29. Retail
    30. 30. Personalisation
    31. 31. Travel
    32. 32. A shrinking state
    33. 33. An aging population
    34. 34. Can we really maintain 4 relationships with the citizen? Communications Engagement Consultation Politcians
    35. 35. How do we explore the art of the possible? Transformation Change the system not the process How do we create a networked organisation? Look outside Many professions are addressing this issue themselves Talk to the members This is a democratic issue
    36. 36. Our working assumption, explored in this work, is that: a more networked society will need a more Networked Councillor - able to represent and respond to people acclimatized to a collaborative and networked way of decision-making and taking action. WHAT!!! Talk to members!!!!
    37. 37. Citizens do not need us to organise them
    38. 38. Networks….of networks
    39. 39. Digital Civic Space Open Co- productive Place defined by Citizens Representative Public
    40. 40. Different skills are needed An understanding of networked power Collaboration skills Co-design skills Social media ‘social’ skills An adequate understanding of the basic lexicon of digital Horizon scanning and research Data skills Digital commissioning Agile project management Cultural Practical
    41. 41. There is no magic bullet How do we keep learning?
    42. 42. Catherine Howe catherine.howe@public-i.info Thank you for your time

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