Ross Ferguson used to be a Director of e-Democracy at the Hansard Society in London. Apparently he’s moved back to Scotland and is now a senior development manager at a company called Dog Digital (www.dogdigital.co.uk), so it’s not obvious how much he’ll stay in the e-participation field, but we can only hope – he is well thought of in the community.
His blog is at – http://basiccraft.wordpress.com/ and might be worth checking occasionally (welcome to WordPress too!).
If immediate interest to me is that contains a transcript of a presentation he did in a workshop at the Global Centre of ICT in Parliament in Geneva (which embarrassingly I hadn’t investigated before), where he says:
I did not say that parliaments haven’t got involved in innovation. I stated that they had but explained that they did it badly and it was affecting their ability to do their core business – representation, scrutiny and law-making – in our contemporary societies.
You can download the transcript vis his blog item.
Hat tip to Whitehall Webby for the news