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Last week, I spoke about city innovation at SXSW (South by South West) festival as part of its inaugural Cities Summit program. SXSW is an annual design, technology, and innovation conference held in Texas. Typically viewed as a place for Silicon Valley startups to launch their latest disruptive product (like Twitter, which debuted there in 2007), SXSW is also getting a name for itself as a place where we have important conversations about public sector...

Seeking User Testers

We’re seeking volunteers to serve as user testers as we design and develop and new case study platform. If you’re interested, please let us know at [email protected].  OPSI is in the process if rebuilding its website. If you’re reading this blog, you’re already getting a peek! We’ve completely designed and developed a new front page, blog, and interactive community platform. This website is currently in beta and we will be refining the features and content in the...

Lore of Failure

Some things are so small that they can seem completely insignificant. A misplaced letter perhaps. Take, for instance, the letter L. But in the English language a missing ‘l’ can transform a word. Such as the word “public”. Why do I mention this? Because once upon a time in my public sector career, there was a report from the area that I was working in that was published, and where the letter ‘l’ was indeed...