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Accela to Host Civic Tech Networking Event in NYC, March 25

Accela to Host Civic Tech Networking Event in NYC, March 25

Back in 2012, New York City Mayor Bloomberg laid the foundation for the City to become a leader in open government and civic technology movement. It is little wonder, why New York now prides itself on being a leader on both these two fronts. Bloomberg signed into law perhaps the most comprehensive open data legislation in the United States.

A few weeks ago, Civic Hall launched and became the new home for civic tech and thus tasked to raise the bar. According to a report tabled by IDC, and sponsored by Accela, it is estimated that civic tech expenditure in the United States will reach $6.4 million in 2015. It has also been found that New Yorkers use technology and open data to make their neighborhoods, city, and the government, work more efficiently and create businesses that are in line with the new civic.

For these reasons, Accela has announced it will be hosting its Civic Tech Cocktail Party at Fraunces Tavern Museum, NYC, on Wednesday, March 25th

from 6pm-9:30pm.

To attend the event, click here to RSVP.

Faurnces Tavern is Manhattan’s oldest building that has stood the test of time. During America’s revolutionary war, it served as the base of operation for George Washington. It was also the place where America held peace talks with the British. It also marks the place where General Washington made his famous farewell address to his officer at the end of the war.

Come March 25th, at Fraunces Tavern, NYC. Accela’s Technical Evangelist and former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia and Rob Cassetti, Accela’s SVP of Sales and Marketing, who will be hosting the event. Additionally, they will give you an overview of NYC-based Accela projects.

Accela believes that engagement makes all the difference. They are thus ushering in a new era that will ensure democracy thrives, where government works directly with the people, coming to terms with the citizens via mobile devices, social media, and open data. All these through the streamlining of critical agency functions like land, asset and the right way of management, licensing, legislative management, recreation and resource management, citizen relationship management and environmental health and safety.

The Accela Civic Platform endeavors to narrow the gap between agencies and citizens. It strives to build better communities by empowering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for organizations of all sizes.

Be a part of this great initiative, come Wednesday, March 25th, and learn more about matters civic tech, the open data movement in New York City and the future of the industry.

For RSVP, click here >>.

Felix Omondi

Kenyan citizen with a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. In my spare time, I like to blog and read up on trends that's happening around the world.

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