Ana Neves

Founder and Managing Director

Knowman, Portugal

Ana Neves is the founder and managing director of Knowman. Previously she was Senior Consultant at Headshift, Knowledge Network Manager in agencies of the British Department of Health and Cultural Change Manager at a large British bank. She organises Social Now.

She has recently finished a project for the Federal Government of Brazil, identifying and understanding European digital platforms which make citizens active members of public sector innovation.

Ana is responsible for Cidadania 2.0, a project committed to promote the use of social technologies and open data to engage civic participation. She is part of the management team of APDSI (Portuguese Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society) where she also leads a work group on CivicTech.

She co-edited the books “Gestão de Empresas na Era do Conhecimento” (Portugal, 2003) and “Dá Pra Fazer – Gestão do Conhecimento e Inovação no Setor Público” (Brazil, 2014).

More about Ana Neves: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ananeves

Speaking In

Two heads are better than one: working with governments

Chair: João Vasconcelos, Public Governance Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, UK

Panelists: - Paula Forteza, French National Assembly Member (France) - Ana Neves, Cidadania 2.0 (Portugal) - Alvaro Herrero, Government of Buenos Aires City (Argentina)

Governments have a wealth of knowledge about the needs of their citizens. Civic Tech organisations often have innovative technologies that can meet those needs. What can we do to ensure that the two factions work effectively together to improve transparency, increase public engagement, and maximise benefits?