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The Powers of Open Innovation

In Partnership with ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance
May 24 | 1 p.m. ET

Governments today must effectively engage with those in the private, nonprofit and academic sectors to successfully address the complex challenges they face. To do this, many are now using “open innovation” strategies-including crowdsourcing, prize competitions and open data to harness the knowledge, expertise, skills and resources of those outside government. Doing so successfully can help governments more efficiently develop new ideas and solutions to problems, expand collaboration and enhance their capacity to achieve specific goals. Webinar attendees will:
  • Gain knowledge of different open innovation strategies, understand how government agencies are using them to engage citizens and external stakeholders and consider how they may be able to use them as part of their own work
  • Be able to explain the different purposes that open innovation strategies can be used to achieve
  • Be able to identify actions they can take when designing, implementing and assessing an open innovation initiative including practical steps that could be followed when considering and using open innovation strategies

Presenter

​Adam Miles,
Senior Analyst, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Adam Miles is a senior analyst in strategic issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Since joining GAO in 2009 he has led research projects on federal performance management including agency and cross-agency performance reviews and Web-based performance reporting. Most recently, he led GAO reviews of how federal agencies are using crowdsourcing, prize competitions and other innovative strategies to harness outside expertise and achieve results. Milesreceived his MPA from American University in Washington, D.C., and a BA in political science from the University of Kansas. Since 2015 he has also been a research fellow with the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance.