Roadblocks: Are you willing for change in your community?

Submitted by Tamarack on July 25, 2017 - 1:55am
David Alston at TEDx Moncton

Many of our communities face challenges and often traditional government approaches are not sufficiently tackling them. There is a movement afoot for more citizens to lead this change but many don’t know where to begin. They often face roadblocks or are held back by common misconceptions. David Alston shares new innovative approaches, that he’s seen work first hand, greying the line between citizen and civil service.

David Alston is a repeat tech and marketing startup entrepreneur, the Chief Entrepreneur in Residence for the New Brunswick Government, cofounder of Brilliant Labs, volunteer advisor to NB's Strategic Program Review, KIRA Award's Industry Champion for 2015, a Forbes top 50 CMO in social media, co-winner of a 2014 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Atlantic Canada, 2015 winner of Entrepreneur of the Year and co-winner of Enterprise Promotion for the Atlantic Region from Startup Canada, an advisor to many startups in the Atlantic region, Radian6's former CMO,'s former Marketing Cloud Chief Adoption Officer and currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Introhive. David is the co-chair of LivingSJ, a movement to support and create a path for all those living in poverty in his home city, a member of BCAPI and is a board member with his regional United Way. 

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