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du launches social media Ideathon for The Government Summit 2014


du launches social media Ideathon for The Government Summit 2014


In the run-up to The Government Summit 2014, which du is supporting as a headline partner, the telecom operator has announced a social media Ideathon on Smart Ccity initiatives. The initiative is geared towards creating public-driven momentum, gathering ideas in the process, and gathering feedback on the public’s impressions and aspirations for a Smart City and smart government initiatives.

The Ideathon will run on du’s social media channels, and @dutweets, using the hashtag #GovSummit, until the last day of the Government Summit.

du’s Ideathon aims to gather the public’s opinions and aspirations on Smart City, by posing the following questions:

– What does the term ‘Smart City’ bring to your mind?
– What technological innovation you would like to see in the future?
– Did you use a Smart Government app recently, and what was your favourite feature? How did it impact your life?
– What would boost the level of government services to achieve people’s happiness in your opinion?

The Government Summit agenda, which will be held from 10-12 February, includes sessions that will explore current possibilities before governments to make the best out of latest advances in technology, and translate them into efficient services to enhance citizens’ happiness and quality of life. The event will discuss how governments, as well as private corporations, are devising new ways to use technology to take services to the next level and to create public-private partnerships that generate value for citizens.


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