In 2001, just two years after the Scottish Parliament was established, it became the first of many organizations throughout the United Kingdom to join hands with Elegant MicroWeb and Organized Feedback (Formerly CommunityPeople, Ltd) of Edinburgh, Scotland, to embrace the concept of eDemocracy.
With remarkable foresight, the Scottish Parliament launched a technology outreach program to involve Members in the political process, and became the first legislature in the world to webcast debates, allowing citizens to discuss proposed legislation online.
Since that time, Organized Feedback and Elegant MicroWeb have sustained a unique collaboration that benefits both parties and, more importantly, serves the people of the United Kingdom by providing crucial eDemocracy and stakeholder collaboration solutions to ensure that citizens and stakeholders have an active voice in the community and in the decisions that will affect the future of their country. This critical partnership also provides applications for innovation and employee idea management to foster innovation, and ensure the democratization of the workplace and the citizens.
Jim Sproat, Managing Director of Organized Feedback says of Elegant MicroWeb, “The collaboration with Elegant MicroWeb and its CEO , Kartik Patel, can serve as a model for all companies both to exploit their comparative advantages and as a way to enter new markets where local knowledge brings dividends. The Scots have for hundreds of years been involved and been made welcome in India and the reciprocal welcome will continue to be made here in Scotland as the values of democracy and our culture are melded with Elegant MicroWeb’s great slogan on their website (which drew us to them all those years ago) – Delivering the Value of Technology.”
Our sixteen-year software development partnerships with Organized Feedback affords us the opportunity to serve the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Parliament, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister UK, the General Medical Council, and more than forty other local authorities and public sector organizations across the U.K. We are pleased to be a part of the democracy process in Scotland, and we look forward to a continued, strong partnership with Organized Feedback and with the Scottish people.
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