PSFK Conference Speaker Interview: Andrew Hoppin

PSFK Conference Speaker Interview: Andrew Hoppin

Andrew Hoppin will be one of the speakers at our upcoming PSFK Conference 2010, taking place on April 9th. Andrew is a CIO that has leveraged digital media to generate social and political impact.

Daniel Edmundson
  • 8 april 2010

Andrew Hoppin will be one of the speakers at our upcoming PSFK Conference 2010, taking place on April 9th. Andrew is the Chief Information Officer of the New York State Senate who has leveraged digital media to generate social and political impact.

PSFK talked with Andrew recently to see what’s he’s been up to.

What are you working on right now?

1) Driving international and external adoption of one of the most open and participarty “Gov 2.0” websites in the world.

2) Rolling out a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system for the New York State Senate that will enable a closer two-way relationship between Senators and the citizens they represent.

What has been the most interesting response or reaction to your project?

The vast diversity of opinions about what’s most important in a government website–elegant presentation of information with context and commentary? Focus on publishing as much raw data as possible, as fast as possible? Being a citizen utility to search and find relevant information? Being a platform for citizens to express their own opinions? All of these things?

Serving 20 million New Yorkers with diverse needs and interests, as well as 62 Senators with diverse opinions and priorities, is a huge challenge for a single website!

What projects, people or ideas are currently inspiring your thinking these days?; the tech-crunch of government;; the crowdsourcing of crisis information; Open311, and other city-to-city collaborations via

What developing trend, idea or technology makes you most excited or hopeful for the future?

Direct democracy and a citizen bureaucracy, and the outsourcing the work of government to its citizens.

Thanks Andrew!


Andrew will be speaking at the PSFK Conference 2010 – a Gathering for our Future. Come listen to likeminds as they share their ideas to make things better on stage and off. Find out more about the full line of of speakers at the PSFK Conference 2010 here.


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