Dr Mark Elliott is Director and founder of Collabforge. As chief consultant for Collabforge, Mark has successfully designed and managed a range of high profile Gov 2.0 projects working closely with clients in a highly versatile and collaborative capacity.
In late 2007 through mid 2008, Mark led Collabforge’s reengineering of the City of Melbourne’s ten-year planning process, in order to enable a collaborative outcome across its large and diverse stakeholder groups. This reengineering also provided for the successful integration of a wiki-based collaborative environment, for both internal collaboration and external public consultation. The result was an award-winning, world’s first city plan to be developed in a wiki – FutureMelbourne.com.au.
Prior to founding Collabforge, Mark completed a PhD investigating the underlying dynamics and mechanisms that drive and enable online mass collaboration. The objective of this work was to provide understandings that could be directly applied to the purposeful engineering of mass collaborative projects and the communities that support them. Mark’s PhD was examined by Internet luminary and inventor of the term ‘virtual communities’, Howard Rheingold, as well as Francis Heylighen, a leading thinker in the areas of cybernetics and complex adaptive systems. Read more about Mark’s PhD >>
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