GovTech: Disrupting Government Through Access and Transparency

Are you excited for your next trip to the DMV? When was the last time you had to request a government document? Was it straight-forward? More and more cities, counties, and other government agencies are modernizing their processes to get business done but there's a lot more to do!

The U.S. government employs 15 percent of the entire labor force - about four times the number of people as all of the companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, combined. Many government agencies still don't have access to the right technology to keep the public informed. Learn how ProudCity and NextRequest are helping government collaborate with the people they serve.

Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is co-founder and CEO of ProudCity, and the founder of GovFresh. He advises civic leaders and businesses on how to best leverage digital strategies to create more effective, collaborative governments. He has written about government IT for Federal Computer Week, NextGov, FedScoop, StateScoop and FierceGovernment, and has been referenced by the Washington Post and Fast Company on civic technology issues. Follow him on Twitter.

Tamara Manik-Perlman

Tamara Manik-Perlman

Tamara Manik-Perlman is a 2013 Code for America fellow and the co-founder and CEO of NextRequest, a company that streamlines the public records request process that is so frustrating for governments, journalists, and the public by creating a user-friendly digital portal that makes it easy for civil servants to respond to constituents. Follow her on Twitter.