I was horrified to hear that Dan Jellinek died suddenly at the weekend. Talk About Local had worked with Dan many times – speaking at and attending his conferences and discussing his e-democracy work. The folks over at UK Authority broke the news in a tribute. Dan stood out in the noisy scrum of people working on e-democracy (when it was called that) for his modest, quiet demeanor that concealed a deep seated understanding of the issues and challenges that he turned into a very good book. Dans’ Headstar events managed skilfully to exploit the slavering sales drive of government IT contractors to support thoughtful, well balanced discussions on difficult issues and excellent networking. I suspect the only public good done by some companies was supporting Dan’s conferences.
It’s tragic for Dan’s family to to lose him so young, our thoughts are with them.
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