Delvinia CEO Adam Froman and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti will address delegates at GTEC 2011, Canada’s Government Technology Event, on Wednesday. The four-day conference and exhibition, which is expected to draw more than 7,000 attendees, gets under way today at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
Through the use of Internet voting and the implementation of multiple interactive online initiatives, the Town of Markham has become a leader in eDemocracy. In their joint session titled, Using Digital Technology to Connect with Citizens in the Town of Markham, Adam and the Mayor will illustrate how digital technologies can be an effective means to engage citizens.
The GTEC 2011 presentation follows on the heels of Delvinia’s latest DIG report, which examines eDemocracy and Citizen Engagement. The Delvinia Report on Internet Voting in the Town of Markham, available at www.delvinia.com/dig, is based on Delvinia’s involvement in three consecutive elections in the Town of Markham. The report provides a comprehensive review of Canadian attitudes toward Internet voting in Canada; demonstrates how Canadians are embracing digital technologies to interact with government and illustrates why Markham is the ideal pilot site for Internet voting in future federal and provincial elections.