DX Stories Episode 2: In conversation with e-Estonia’s Anett Numa

In episode 2 of DX Stories, e-Estonia advisor Anett Numa sits down with StateUp’s Riley Kaminer and Access Partnership’s Paula Rabacov to discuss Estonia’s  journey to becoming a leader in digital government. She shares Estonia’s approach to digitilisation, including guiding principles for decisionmaking, citizen engagement initiatives, and opportunities for collaboration with the private sector and academia. DX Stories, an initiative …

Shai-Lee Spigelman, Theo Blackwell MBE, & HE Mohamed Bin Taliah Share Leadership Lessons at GXTalks Event

Join us for the StateUp-GX Talks Leadership Dialogue on a new era of digital governance with global leaders and changemakers from the Middle East and London. Hear pre-eminent experts discuss the next wave of digital citizen services. What will they look like and offer citizens? How can they help us confront some of the greatest global challenges ahead, from the climate …

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 …

Bridging the Gap Between Government and Technology

“The question about trust or confidence in technology is one of the most important questions of our time,” says the University of Oxford’s Ciaran Martin. Speaking as part of a Digital Translators event co-hosted by StateUp and University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy, he suggested that technology as a matter of public discourse is presently poorly understood. Rather …

StateUp at OECD E-Leaders Annual Meeting 2020

Dr. Tanya Filer, Founder and Director of StateUp delivered the keynote presentation at the OECD’s E-Leaders 2020 conference. Tanya discussed how to build a digitally-enabled state during the closing plenary session. She was joined by Siim Sikkut, Chair of the E-Leaders Working Party and Government CIO of Estonia; Elsa Pilichowski, Director, Public Governance at the OECD; Barbara Ubaldi, Digital Government …

Digital Minilateralism: New research from University of Cambridge

The scale of the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the need for policymakers facing similar, and globally entwined, challenges to be able to learn quickly from peers what has worked – or not – elsewhere. Yet little is understood about how lessons are learned and ideas shared in relation to government technology uptake, use and governance. New research at the Bennett …

GovTech in Latin America / GovTech en América Latina

English (español abajo) Digital Government units across Latin America are making strides in serving citizens through digitisation, and achieving international recognition for their efforts. Yet they also face major challenges, including recruiting and retaining technological talent. To build and maintain digital transformation agendas that meet citizens’ needs, governments must harness opportunities to work with innovative GovTech providers, whether to rationalise …

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 …

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Digital Government in 2020

What should governments prioritise for their digital government agenda in 2020? In a recent ‘wishlist’ in NS Tech, Tanya Filer and other leading experts set out their wishes for UK Government (and beyond) in 2020. At StateUp, we chose: Deciding what digital ‘success’ looks like, and measuring and evaluating for it Clear metrics can help to set ambitious whole-of-government strategy, and to …