Mydex at GovCamp Scotland

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November 3rd, 2011

Mydex CIC is taking part in the inaugural GovCamp Scotland, in Edinburgh on November 7th 2011.

Mydex’ contribution to “Scotland’s digital future” is enabling and empowering individuals to connect with public services, commercial organisations large and small and third sector organisations. It does this with a personal data service as part of a wider digital personal data ecosystem which allows the Mydex-enabled individual to be a full and trusted participant in online life.

This ensures transparent and inclusive engagement whilst delivering faster and easier collaboration. It also means a lower cost of service delivery and improved efficiency for all.

David Alexander, Mydex Commercial Director, shares a platform in the morning to debate Scotland’s Digital Future with
John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government
Joel Cherkis, world-wide general manager for government, Microsoft
Zach Tumin, Kennedy School of Government
Charlie Jeffery, head of the School of Social and Political at Edinburgh University.

GovCamp Scotland is based on an established international model that applies a Government context to evolving Web 2.0 technologies and examines innovative ways to improve service delivery and engagement with citizens.

It rests on three central pillars – Transparency, Collaboration and Participation – and advances the case for academia and the private , public and third sectors to align behind the shared outcome of creating a Scotland that is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital age.

GovCamp Scotland will bring these sectors together and is a first step in forging meaningful relationships across all areas of civil society with the common goal of promoting and enhancing Scotland’s digital credentials.

Edinburgh-based Alex Stobart leads Mydex’ engagement with public service in Scotland, and has done all the extensive preparation for this event: “We look forward to meeting thought leaders from across Scotland, and to having Mydex sign a memorandum of understanding with the Scottish Government on Digital Participation,” he said.

William Heath

About William Heath


William Heath, an entrepreneur, is chairman and co-founder of Mydex.

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