As founder of Collabforge, Dr. Mark Elliott has successfully designed and managed a range of high profile projects, working closely with clients in a highly versatile and collaborative capacity.
Between 2007 and 2008, Mark led Collabforge’s reengineering of the City of Melbourne’s strategic city planning process for wide-scale collaboration. The result was Future Melbourne, an award-winning, world first ‘city plan that anyone could edit’, including the city’s diverse selection of stakeholders and the general public.
Prior to founding Collabforge, Mark completed a PhD investigating the underlying dynamics and mechanisms that drive and enable online mass collaboration. The objective of this work was to provide understandings that could be directly applied to the purposeful engineering of mass collaborative projects and the communities that support them. Mark’s PhD was examined by Internet luminary and inventor of the term “virtual communities”, Howard Rheingold, as well as Francis Heylighen, a leading thinker in the areas of cybernetics and complex adaptive systems. Read more about Mark’s PhD >>
Mark has published and delivered keynote presentations on his work to the United Nations, federal governments, universities, international think-tanks, and academic and professional conferences around the world.
Here is a list of his recent presentations and speaking engagements.
Watch Mark during his interview with Howard Rheingold on citizen participation and online collaborative environments.
Email: Mark.Elliott (@) collabforge.com