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Becoming a Nation of Innovation

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We live in an amazing time. The only barrier to impact is execution. Every individual has the opportunity to take an idea from inception to invaluable and innovative solution in a matter of months. Every nation has the capacity, and the capability, to create a solid foundation for its citizens that has the potential to transform lives and sustain a thriving innovation ecosystem. This talk will examine the part that each of us must play in creating an innovation nation.

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Becoming a Nation of Innovation

  1. 1. University of the West Indies 11th Faculty of Science and Technology Confere nce BECOMING A NATION OF INNOVATION DR TYRONE GRANDISON
  2. 2. INNOVATION Knowledge + Will
  3. 3. INNOVATION successful conversion of new concepts and knowledge into new products, services, or processes that deliver new customer value
  4. 4. Digital Strategy and Impact Award: Promoted and Transformed Services. GovDelivery. Best Data API Award, API:World. Gold Medal, US Department of Commerce. Innovation Of The Year, FedScoop. Discovery & Innovation In Government IT (digIT) Award Finalist.
  5. 5. 1. WHO? WHY?
  6. 6. 2. GUIDELINES
  7. 7. 3. TRANSPARENT CO-CREATION
  8. 8. Results from the CitySDK Beta
  9. 9. 4. LEARN FROM THE COMMUNITY “I'VE JUST STARTED TO EXPLORE CENSUS DATA AND I'M REALLY GLAD THAT I'VE FOUND CITYSDK AS THE ONLY DATA WHICH I HAVE FOR QUERIES ARE COORDINATES OF CITIES. ….. CAN I SOMEHOW DISABLE GEOJSON RESPONSE AND ALL COORDINATES IT PROVIDES IN THE RESPONSE AND RECEIVE JUST A SHORT VERSION OF THE RESPONSE WITHOUT ALL THE GEOMETRY?” OLEKSANDR ZASTUPAILO, BERLIN “ALL TOO OFTEN, GOVERNMENT TECH PRODUCTS CAN BE ‘TONE DEAF.’ THEY FAIL TO EMBED MEANINGFULLY INTO USERS’ LIVES BECAUSE THIS STEADY FEEDBACK LOOP BETWEEN USERS ANDDEVELOPERS IS MISSING. GOOD, GENUINE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AROUND GOV TECH HELPS TO BREAK OUT OF THE ONE-WAY DELIVERY MOLD.” JULIE KANZLER, DC “AS GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS WORK TO CREATE BETTER LIVES FOR THEIR CITIZENS AND STAKEHOLDERS, THE LEADERS ARE USING A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC, DIGITAL- DRIVEN APPROACH TO PROMOTE ONLINE TRANSACTIONS, DRIVE BEHAVIOR CHANGE BY ENHANCING PUBLIC AWARENESS, AND IMPROVE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT” SCOTT BURNS, MINNESOTA
  10. 10. 5. CELEBRATE COMMUNITY SUCCESS!
  11. 11. 6. IMPROVEMENT Metrics + Users
  12. 12. https://opportunity.census.gov/
  13. 13. http://helpgirlsofcolor.org/
  14. 14. The MIDAAS project
  15. 15. COMMONALITY Purpose Expertise Environment Process
  16. 16. BECOMING A NATION OF INNOVATION Purpose, Expertise, Environment, Process.
  17. 17. PURPOSE Foundational Problems Hot Topics ≠ Social Good
  18. 18. EXPERTISE Domain Knowledge Foundations
  19. 19. ENVIRONMENT Legal Business Society
  20. 20. PROCESS Short Cycles Continuous Improvement User-Centric
  21. 21. 1. Understand Who & Why 2. Set Guidelines 3. Transparent Co-Creation 4. Learn From The Community 6. Improvement 5. Celebrate Community Success
  22. 22. TAKEAWAY MESSAGE Innovation starts here with you
  23. 23. Thank you tgrandison@gmail.com

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