Art Seavey

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Raleigh, NC USA

Art is the Research Manager for New Kind where he focuses on research and analysis for new methods of community engagement and participation. He's also a Government Fellow at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy at Georgia Tech and the Center for Innovation in Local Government.
Prior to New Kind, he was a partner with The Estis Group, a public policy consultancy, in Atlanta, Georgia. He's been a member of the government affairs team at Red Hat and has served a number of U.S. Senate and gubernatorial clients through a small political consultancy.
Art holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech. You can follow him @artseavey on Twitter.

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Thanks for the details. Sadly, the Dutch aren't alone with their "long list of notorious screw-ups" when it comes to IT.

On the Audit report end, my point is that these bogus arguments that you point out, though indeed not fully credible, are no surprise given the general role of auditors and how they work and think. And how they think is surely not like software salesmen or IT project managers (and I'm not advocating at all they should be), but that's the 'information' out there.

Love Raleigh, too, but Tallinn, Estonia, beat everyone by a decade.