The world has been buzzing with “Apps for” innovation contests of all kinds. From Apps for Democracy to Apps for America, Apps for the Army, Apps for Inclusion, Apps for Climate Action and more, Vivek Kundra and Peter Corbett’s original vision for tapping communities to build new technology using open data has spread the world over in less than two years. This method of harnessing pent-up talent and creativity was never meant to stop at contests. Listen to Peter Corbett discuss the present and future possibilities of innovation contests, and how governments big and small should be looking beyond just contents to spur sustainability application development through community building efforts.
Peter Corbett is the founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs — an interactive agency that develops creative solutions to clients’ challenges and brings them to life in the digital and physical world. Peter has won multiple industry awards, including 2 Addys in 2010, the Great Washington DC Board of Trade’s “One To Watch” award for being “A rising entrepreneur who has a bright and sustainable future in Greater Washington”, has been named one of the most influential Washingtonians under 40 by WashingtonLife Magazine and is a “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicator in Government IT” according to GovFresh.
Washingtonian Magazine included him in their Tech Titan list of the top 100 people shaping technology innovation in the greater capital area and Government Technology magazine included him in their prestigious “25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” for 2010.
In Government 2.0 circles, Peter is widely known for co-creating Apps for Democracy with Vivek Kundra and DC’s Office of the CTO, as well his co-founding of Government 2.0 Club, Government 2.0 Camp, and Transparency Camp. His focus on creating—rather than just talking about—smarter, better, faster, and cheaper ways of doing things has inspired similar initiatives around the world like Apps for Democracy Finland, INCA 09 (aka Apps for Democracy Belgium), Apps for America, NYC Big Apps, SF Data Challenge and more. He is currently working on the Apps for the Army program.
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