April 27, 2012Spencer Callaghan
FreeBalance presentation will examine the effects of social media, open data, big data, consumerization of information technology (CoIT), crowdsourcing and gamification on the future of Public Financial Management
Ottawa, Canada (April 27, 2012) –FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, is pleased to announce that Doug Hadden, Vice President of Products, will be presenting at the 26th Annual International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) Conference next week in in Miami, Florida. The FreeBalance presentation will provide a roadmap for Public Financial Management (PFM) in the 21st century by examining how developing nations and emerging economies are leveraging technology to leapfrog developed countries.
“The [Social] Future of Public Financial Management” presentation takes place on April 30th at 11:00 a.m.at the Biscayne Bay Marriott in Miami. “Governments around the world are embracing social technologies to improve PFM and governance,” said Matthew Olivier, FreeBalance’s Director of Global Marketing & Alliances. “This presentation explores the concept of technology leapfrog where citizens are empowered to affect change and collaborate with government in new ways using new social platforms.” The conference program includes other expert PFM speakers from around the globe including Namibia, Cambodia, India, Austria, and Nepal.
FreeBalance will be also be showcasing government performance management, open data software and implementation methodology proven to improve government results and value for money at interactive ICGFM sessions. FreeBalance is a sustaining member of the ICGFM and plays an active role in supporting the goals and objectives of the Consortium. Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President & CEO, is a member of the Board of Directors at ICGFM. Other board members include the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, USAID, Inter-American Development Bank, Association of Government Accountants (USA), Development Gateway Foundation, and others.
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance is a recognized leader in fast, adaptable and successful GRP implementations. FreeBalance software manages a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000, and a quarter trillion ($US) annual budgets worldwide. FreeBalance provides software solutions for public financial and human resource management, and supports reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit www.freebalance.com.
Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange. The ICGFM was established over two decades ago to serve as an international forum for public sector financial managers. More at www.icgfm.org.