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Julia Glidden

21c consultancy, Strategic advisor
Dr Julia Glidden completed her D.Phil. (PhD) in International Relations at Oxford University, and has extensive experience in the design and delivery of global eParticipation initiatives.
An internationally recognised expert in the field of citizen-centric eGovernment, Dr. Glidden has participated in a wide variety of global forums on the subject, and has authored numerous articles on enhancing citizen engagement in the democratic process. Recent publications include a co-edited journal on eParticipation for the Council of Europe and UK Government, a review of the evolution of the British Government’s eDemocracy policy, and a case study with Andrew Pinder, former UK e-Envoy, on the UK’s Knowledge Economy Strategy.
Dr. Glidden has recently managed an award-winning proposal to transform a major region in the UK into an advanced IT zone for business and citizens, and has coordinated several eParticipation study tours to the UK for EU member states. Prior to launching 21c Communications, Julia served as Managing Director for Accenture eDemocracy Services where she oversaw major eParticipation projects for countries ranging from the United Kingdom to the Philippines. She is currently a strategic advisor for the International Centre of Excellence for Local e-Democracy.

You can watch her speech at QITCOM 2011 below.

  • Global trends in smart transportation   |   Kongres ITAPA 2013: Putting IT together
    Farewell to meaningless driving

    Why not to miss the presentation?
    You know it from your own experience – with company car you take a business trip to less known city. Your primary issue after arrival is where to park in order to be as close as possible to your business meeting. Julia Glidden from Great Britain says that this senseless transportation is now over.

    Executive Summary:
    Good buy engines, maps and parking meters.  Hello software.  From cars that drive and park themselves to apps that plan your journeys, find you parking and tell you when to walk and bike, this session will explore the emerging world of Smart Transport – the next great stage in Smart City thinking.
  • The Internet of Things and Open Data: A Gateway to Smart Cities   |   Kongres ITAPA 2012: Zaostrené na výsledky
    Dr Glidden will discuss the way in which new trends such as ubiquitous computing and open government data are making it easier than ever before for European cities to tap into the creative potential of citizens.  In particular, she will discuss the way in which these trends are coming together to drive the bottom-up, co-creation of  better and more effective public services. 
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