2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The New Augmented Order: Gov & Augmented Reality

#sxsw #AR4gov


Imagine a future where border crossings occur safely within seconds; humans act as sensors during disaster and emergency response; and we travel freely through a secure airport environment. Augmented Realty technology helps make complex decisions faster and more effectively, transforming the way we live, work, and interact. How might AR transform the way we interact and engage with government agencies and design public services?
"The New Augmented Order" will paint a bold new vision for transformation of public service delivery through the lens of augmented reality.



Alan Holden

Sr Consultant


An experienced public speaker, facilitator, and entrepreneur, Alan’s interests lay at the intersection of strategy and innovation. He has published numerous papers focused on envisioning how emerging tools and technologies can be used to solve complex public sector challenges, and has spoken at innovation-related conferences around the globe, including SXSW in 2013. In 2010, Alan launched Advocacy4Me.com in an attempt to disrupt the federal lobbying industry and provide advocacy services to organizations that could otherwise not afford them. In addition to his work with Advocacy4Me, Alan also serves as a leader in Deloitte's federal innovation group.

A San Antonio, Texas native, Alan graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2005, and a Master’s of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Melon in 2007. He is an alumnus of multiple fellowship programs, including the GovLab Fellows Program, the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, the Education Policy Fellowship Program, and the Funded Founders Institute for Entrepreneurship.


Carmen Medina

Rebel at Work

Rebels At Work

Carmen is a Recovering Fed (recoveringfed.com) and a Rebel at Work (rebelsatwork.com) She retired in 2010 from a 32-year career at CIA. Today she cares about making sense of a quickly-evolving world, helping Rebels at Work, understanding meaning in a connected world, and "Yoda-ing" @GovLab fellows.


Christian Doolin

GovLab Fellow

Deloitte Consulting

Christian’s current work is focused on immersive learning technologies and augmented reality for government clients. Christian is a Design Lead for Deloitte’s Center for Immersive Learning, leading the design and development of gaming, simulation, and sandbox solutions to drive engaging client learning experiences.
His professional experience includes risk modeling in the US transportation system; investment banking in the upstream oil and gas sector; and emerging market advisory for the privatization of Middle East ports and universities.


Vignon Zinsou

Mktg Analytics Mgr

VZ Works

Vignon has over eight years of management and technology consulting experience with clients ranging from financial institutions and commercial industry to federal agencies. Vignon's passion lies in the creative applications of technology and strategy to drive positive change and innovation. Vignon brings passion for video games, film, and technology entertainment to research and project work. Vignon has built interactive products ranging from Augmented Reality to video game design to help government improve learning, collaboration, and productivity.

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