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Global CIO Dialogue on the Future of Government Transformation

Global CIO Dialogue on the Future of Government Transformation

When: November 8, 2010, 8:50 – 12:00 p.m. Washington DC time

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This workshop is organized by World Bank ICT Sector Unit as part of the eTransform initiative and will feature a keynote presentation by Mr. John Suffolk, Government CIO of UK, who will share the experience of United Kingdom and will speak of the latest technology trends and how they impact government transformation. This will be followed by a panel discussion with senior government officials and CIOs from leading countries on their vision of how online tools and advanced technology can be used to make government processes more transparent, to encourage informed public participation, to foster collaboration across government and with other sectors of society, and to make government administration more cost-effective during the next 5 years. The panelists will discuss the ways in which the cutting edge technologies, such as cloud computing, web 2.0, mobile technology and open data are pursued as tools for government transformation, as reflected in e-government strategies in their respective countries.

The workshop will also introduce the Moldova Governance e-Transformation project as an example of an innovative government transformation initiative leveraging the latest technologies in the context of a transition country and launched with assistance of the World Bank and other development partners. The high-level participants from invited countries will be offered an opportunity to share their countries perspective and ask questions.


08:30 – 08:45 Coffee & Registration

08:45 – 08:50 Philippe Dongier, Sector Manager, Sector ICT Unit, The World Bank

Opening remarks - Introduction of speakers and country audiences

8:50 – 9:05 Keynote Address by John Suffolk, UK Government CIO

9:05 – 9:15 World Bank Project Example: Moldova Governance eTransformation by Stela Mocan, Executive Director of e-Government Center, Moldova

09:15 – 09:45 Panel discussion on the future of government transformation

Moderator: Randeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, the World Bank

James Kang, Government CIO, Singapore
Bryan Sivak, CTO, Washington DC
Dona Scola, Deputy Minister of ICT, Moldova

09:45 – 10:20 Perspectives and questions from participating country audiences (Belarus, Bosnia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Serbia, Tanzania) as well as the Washington audience. Moderated by Deepak Bhatia, Head of e-Gov Applications Practice, Global ICT, The World Bank

10:20 – 10:40 Answers and comments from the speakers

10:40 – 10:45 Closing remarks by Samia Melhem, Senior Operations Officer and Chair of the e-Development Thematic Group, The ICT Sector Unit, the World Bank

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