Biden-Harris Win Could Bolster Digital Government

by Tanya Filer After an arduous campaign, the Democrats have won the US presidential election. The win may be a boon for digital government in the US. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has been a long-time technology advocate in the Senate and California judiciary. Based on her track record, we anticipate a renewed emphasis on digitalisation of the state, and technology …

Announcing the Digital Translators Series

Too often, the worlds of government and technology can feel disconnected and devoid of a common language. Bridging this gap, the series will bring together leading voices at the intersection of government and technology, crafting conversations between entrepreneurs, public servants, researchers and investors interested in digital innovation with public purpose. For Dr. Tanya Filer, founder and director of StateUp, “there …

How governments can engage digital resources to manage their Covid-19 response

By Tanya Filer & Riley Kaminer From literature to manufacturing, crisis and creativity have often gone hand-in-hand. Lauded inventions, such as radar technologies and the Turing machine used to decipher secret codes, emerged from the collective existential threat of World War II. In recent years, we have seen existing technologies innovatively repurposed to tackle major public crises. Whenminers were trapped …