TICTeC @ OGP: Research into the real-world impacts of civic technology
- 2016 December 8 17:00
- 15 min
- Pitch corner (Iéna)
Civic tech and participatory tools
The annual TICTeC conference is held in April and examines new and interesting research into the impacts of civic technology upon citizens and institutions. This session will present highlights of the fascinating research from TICTeC 2016, and more importantly, will also provide a taste of the research and activities to be discussed in TICTeC 2017.
This session will examine some of the key research findings from the world of civic tech during 2016, and will look forward to the research currently being conducted. Importantly, it will ask questions of the audience concerning research priorities in civic technology, what these priorities should be, what the barriers are to conducting successful research into civic technology, and what solutions might be employed.
Dr Rebecca Rumbul
Dr Rebecca Rumbul is Head of Research for civic tech NGO mySociety, a role focused on understanding the real world implications and impacts of civic technology for citizens, governments and the wider transparency and open governance community. Rebecca holds a PhD in Politics and Governance, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications on politics and civic technology. Rebecca teaches politics part-time for Cardiff University, and is a fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the Royal Society of Arts.