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21 October: session on public sector modernisation

Author: Adrian Offerman

Five experts plan to challenge some of our traditional assumptions about the role of the public sector at the 'Public Sector Modernisation: Open(ing) Governments, Open(ing) minds' session on Wednesday 21 October. The experts will elaborate on questions like 'How can governments meet the expectations of 21st century citizens?' and 'How is the information revolution going to further transform our governments?'.

The trend towards open, digital, innovative, and collaborative governments will play a key role in this discussion. An open government engages civil servants and third parties that share, reuse and link opened data and services to create new services. It empowers citizens to take part in the decision-making process or follow the work of public administrations. A fully open government will change the role of the public sector.

Innovate, Connect, Transform

The session is part of the Connect track of the ICT 2015 (Innovate, Connect, Transform) conference that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 20-22 October.

The five experts are:

  • Christine Leitner (moderator), Centre for Economics and Public Administration (CEPA, UK),
  • Francesca Bria, Nesta, UK Innovation Agency, Nesta Innovation lab (UK),
  • Aet Rahe, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, State Information Systems Department, Estonia,
  • Pedro Silva Dias, Agency for Administrative Modernisation (AMA), Portugal,
  • Sandra van Wijngaarden, Geonovum, the Netherlands.