The "Open" Revolution
David Eaves knows how to open things up. He's an expert in public policy, strategy, open government, open source, negotiation and collaboration, and recognized public thinker all wrapped up in one. As one of North America's most exciting public policy entrepreneurs he is retained by governments to advise on these burgeoning fields. Eaves' expertise in the realm of technology and transparency makes him an ideal speaker for governments interested in open data and social media, but also any company or group confronting disruptive innovation, engaging in social marketing, social media, mobile marketing, and crowdsourcing
It doesn't end there. For example, Eaves served as the first Director of Education at Code for America where he trained all the fellows on how to foster open innovation inside government. He also ran the boot camp for the White House Presidential Innovation fellows. A sought after speaker, he is frequently invited by everyone from executives to students to speak on issues relating to policy making, strategy, and negotiation in fields ranging from real estate to government to healthcare.
In addition to his writing and advocacy, Eaves sits on the advisory board of Code for All and the board of the Environics Institute. He was appointed to the Ontario Government’s Open Government Taskforce, sits on the Canadian Government’s Open Government Advisory Panel and was a member of the City of Vancouver’s Digital Strategy External Advisory Group. A graduate of Queen's and Oxford University, David lives in Vancouver, BC.
Open technologies and organizations, which stress transparent information and multi-channel cooperation, have changed the way we live. Wikipedia has revolutionized free and public information and Mozilla has opened the internet browser market to true competition. Policy expert David Eaves asks—if this approach has proven to be so successful, how come government still operates in a world full of red tape and closed channels? In this mind-opening talk, Eaves brings a new perspective to what the government of the future should look like—and why we need to start these changes now.
Collaborating in a Networked World
David Eaves is more than just an expert on public policy—he is also a trained and experienced negotiator. In our new information economy, information that was previously restricted is quickly becoming public. Now that information is open, the need to have clear communications within organizations is incredibly important. Eaves uses his in-depth knowledge of negotiations and organizational structure to help tackle your organizations communications problems head on. Bringing clear, concise strategies and real-life examples to each talk, Eaves talks with unparalleled passion and pinpoint wit.
Four Steps to Better, More Productive Negotiation
David Eaves has worked with organizations from the White House to Deloitte to Greenpeace to the Royal Bank of Canada on negotiation techniques. In this talk—which can be expanded into a workshop—Eaves focuses on four important steps to better negotiation. 1. Increasing awareness of how much negotiation impacts our day-to-day professional and personal lives, and how our current techniques help or hinder us. 2. Useful and usable concepts and approaches for thinking about negotiation and relationship management; including checklists, tools, and guidelines. 3. Skill development through role play and coaching. 4. Ongoing development, offering participants methods for continuing to improve their negotiating skills going forward. Eaves will arm your team with the tools they need to conduct productive, efficient negotiations, starting today.
Real Estate in a World of Open Innovation
In this talk, open innovation expert David Eaves looks at how the world of real estate is changing to adapt to emerging technologies, social media and big data. The real estate industry is unique in its institutions and governing principles, and new disruptive tools and technologies are beginning to change the way people do business. How will these shifts and technologies change the relationships between real estate boards, brokers, agents and buyers? What trends will emerge within the industry in the next decade? And how can a massive restructuring of the real estate industry lead to happier home buyers and more stable markets? Eaves gives audiences a top-down view of the real estate industry, outlining the issues it faces today—and what it will look like in the future.
Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your efforts in helping to secure David Eaves as our keynote speaker at our annual AGM and conference last week. David came well prepared and gave a remarkably engaging and interesting presentation that literally had people buzzing throughout the remainder of the day. Without exception, everyone I spoke to for feedback pointed to David as the highlight of our program. Personally, I’ve sat through many conference agendas and I found David to be among the most relevant speakers I’ve had the opportunity to listen to. His ability to bring his message home to the road paving and asphalt industry in a very matter of fact and understandable way was especially well handled and certainly appreciated by our stakeholders. I would highly recommend David as a leading edge, thought-provoking speaker appropriate for any forward-thinking association or organization.
British Columbia Safety Authority
David Eaves is a very engaging and interesting speaker. He had clearly prepared well for his audience and he provided many thought-provoking examples of how to use data to improve services and create value, as well as, some of the pitfalls. He definitely got us thinking about what can be created from big data!
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