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.
- 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.
- Attendees will be able to explain the different purposes of open innovation strategies.
- Attendees will be able to identify actions they can take when designing, implementing and assessing an open innovation initiative. This includes practical steps that could be followed when considering and using open innovation strategies.
About The Presenter
Adam Miles is a Senior Analyst in Strategic Issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. 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. Adam received his M.P.A. from American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. with honors 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.