Tom Watson, who is a blogging MP and Minister for transformational government in the Cabinet Office, came to 2gether08 the day after the launched a competition: Show Us a Better Way. As the BBC reported:
"The UK government has launched a competition to find innovative ways of using the masses of data it collects.
"It is hoping to find new uses for public information in the areas of criminal justice, health and education.
"The Power of Information Taskforce - headed by cabinet office minister Tom Watson - is offering a £20,000 prize fund for the best ideas."
Before speaking at 2gether08 he explained how he believes the competition, and the principles of co-design, can help create better services.