Iriss Forum 2010 - Challenging times, creative solutions was the first Iriss Forum. Those who attended had the opportunity to hear from a number of speakers and found out how Iriss can support the social services workforce to 'do things differently.' Was focused on how solutions can be found by working in partnership to deliver successful outcomes for the people that access Scotland's social services.
Andy Gibson is an award-winning social entrepreneur, campaigner and consultant specialising in the social applications of new technologies. He's founder and director of the innovation consultancy Sociability, co-founder of "education 2.0" start-up, School of Everything, which won both a New Statesman New Media Award and a Prime Minister's Catalyst Award in 2008, and founder of the "5-a-day for your mind" campaign, Mindapples. In 2009 he co-authored his first book, Social by Social, a practical guide to using social technologies for social good, and in 2010 published a follow-up policy pamphlet, Local by Social, a guide to digital innovation in local authorities for NESTA and the IDeA.