Tapping the cognitive surplus of a country to define and drive the vision of a country
by Sumeet Anand on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
- Session type
- BoF Meet
- Technical level
To discuss, debate, ideate on the possibilities and ways to get the cognitive surplus (A word coined by former Silicon Alley Reporter columnist Clay Shirky to describe the free time that people have on their hands to engage in collaborative activities, and common good) of a country to define and drive the vision of a country. the discussion will lead to identification of new opportunities for creating one or many social enterprises that will lead to better governance of a country and application of its resources.
This session I wish to meet and discuss the topic among interested people to identify possibilities and potential to form a group of people to come together and put it into action possibly as a social enterprise. The solution may possibly combine digital activism, business best practices, technology, volunteerism, governance and social good. I have certain ideas that I will share and will refine and build upon them during the session.
You need to be: - passionate for social good - a patriot - frustrated and fed up of many things how they work in our country/world today - eager to volunteer and selflessly give your free time to put for a noble cause - wanting to think about society from scratch and do your bit to bring a change - above all ideas and not just opinions on how to bring the required change
I am founder and CEO of a technology startup in the space of collective intelligence.
Work as a volunteer for Nasscom Product Conclave, Nasscom IP4Biz(founding member) and The Goa Project (core team member) Have been a part of Meta Activism Project(MAP), occasionally writes for various blogs including movements.org, have worked with IAC and Bharat Swabhiman movements in the past and some other related projects of like minded people.