Technology can transform the public sector although the change has so far lagged far behind that of the private sector.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Former President of Estonia
The crisis is far from over and the fight is real, but the future is now. We can battle the problems of the immediate crisis with solutions that also increase our longer-term resilience. We must also develop effective solutions to respond to future pandemics and other crises so we never have to hide again.

Why governance?

Technology by itself is neither good nor bad in a political sense. Advancements in technology can be used for the empowerment of citizens, as well as their repression. It’s also important to understand that technology is not neutral. It changes the political landscape and has far reaching, often unintended consequences. One concern has been that online solutions could stop working, which could have disastrous effects for how we govern. For the first time though, we have realised during this pandemic that offline solutions can also stop working and sometimes digital is our only alternative. This pandemic is therefore likely to accelerate the pace of change in govtech, which provides an opportunity for smarter solutions to radically improve democracy, trust and transparency. To achieve this, we will need not just innovations in technology, which may already exist anyway, but also innovations in administrative processes and legal frameworks. We must also not lose sight of our values.

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by GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York Inc

#GloCha challenge

In the current corona-crisis many societal stakeholders like citizens, local communities, schools, universities, companies, civil society organizations etc. recognise that they have valuable resources to contribute to an effective, equitable and sustainable response to the crisis.\ \ But there is a lack of coordination and innovation capacity among existing public institutions on local, national and international level – the natural leaders for public good delivery collaboration.\ \ This local and global multistakeholder engagement gap is the focus of the present #GloCha challenge – a global public sector innovation initiative.

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by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

How Health Sector Regulators can take effective decisions?

\ Public health agencies are dealing with outbreak with the means they have like collecting information, assessing the situation, communication to the public and even forcing restrictions. Countries have made different measure to reduce physical contact between people and in this way limit the spreading of the virus. How can the decision makers compare different options?

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by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

What Research Community needs to learn and understand?

Even during the outbreak, we should have reliable scientific evidence for the preventive actions. How can we do research faster without sacrificing credibility? What is needed for rapid scientific research? In the short and long run, we need to base the views and recommendations on data. How can we collect valid and complete data sets in real time?\ Data is available in different formats (CSV, JSON, XML).

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Innovation Barometer

Public Sector Innovation is acknowledged as being vital to drive better outcomes for citizens. However, ‘you cannot manage what you are not measuring,’ and in New Zealand we do not provide public sector senior leaders with measurement data, trends, benchmarks or examples to show how to lift its innovative ability.

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  • keegan mcbride


  • raphael fassoni

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • gatis ozols

    Public sector innovator

  • renee meriste

    Tech - full stack software, Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Public sector innovator

  • mehrad yaghmai

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Design

  • jari kallela

    Tech - full stack software, Business development, Public sector innovator, Legal, Enterprise Architecture

  • ali e amrani

    Tech hardware - mechanics, Design, Public sector innovator, Innovation

  • amandeep midha

    Tech - software back-end, Tech - devops or cloud, Product management

  • moinuddin hyder

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Growth Hacker

  • hamdi lotfi

    Business development, Product management, Public sector innovator, Scientist

  • abiodun essiet

    Tech - mobile apps

  • joseph jd d’cruz

    Public sector innovator

  • albert haro

    Public sector innovator, Cybersecurity and governance IT

  • michaela snopková

    Business development, Product management, Public sector innovator, Polyglot

  • sanjay banka

    Business development, Management and Financial

  • anett numa

    Public sector innovator

  • chetan choudhury

    Public sector innovator

  • gamunu jayasinghe

    Business development

  • george dimitriou

    Business development, Public sector innovator

  • rainer osanik


  • margit


  • kassou

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Public sector innovator

  • matthew sorell

    Tech hardware - electronics, Data Scientist, Law enforcement related processes

  • evangelos barakos

    Tech - full stack software

  • tapan

    Data Scientist

  • nikola nikolov

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Public sector innovator, Data Scientist

  • gandhasiri srinivasarao

    Socia Activist

  • dr gayatri mishra oleti

    Public sector innovator

  • syed ali mujtaba zaidi

    Public sector innovator

  • dr. florian hartleb


  • anna torz

    Project management

  • andrei sousa

    Tech - full stack software, Tech - software back-end, Tech - devops or cloud

  • tabatha soltay

    Design, Public sector innovator, Games and gamification

  • suriati ashari

    Legal, Business Leadership

  • melodena stephens

    Sales & Marketing, Product management, Public sector innovator, Governance

  • skaidra puodziunas

    Public sector innovator, Public Relations/Communication

  • artur

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • filipe gomes dias costa

    Public sector innovator, Legal

  • seipati tlaka


  • joel rang

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • rose keffas

    Public sector innovator

  • el ouali nabil

    Business development, Governance & Local Development

  • asumang frank

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • abdullah saqib

    Tech - mobile apps, Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Design, Impact Investment

  • marten kaevats

    Public sector innovator

  • florian marcus

    Public sector innovator

  • ali ibrahim

    Business development, Design, Public sector innovator

  • nicolas podas

    Business development, Public sector innovator, Hands-on-manager

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