Digital Transformation of the Public Sector:
making the right decisions to serve the needs of networked societies

Lisbon, Portugal
21-22 September 2017


The growing role of technologies such as the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are bringing decision-makers to a cross-roads. Today, governments need to be agile and adaptable to seize the opportunities of the digital transformation. Governments need to have the ability to quiclky choose between the different alternatives available, often with insufficient information and high degrees of uncertainty, and bring along public structures that are often slow, risk-adverse and hierarchical.  

The 2017 edition of the OECD E-Leaders will bring together government CIOs, senior digital government decision-makers, private sector, civil society and academia to start addressing these questions.

Delegates will be invited to reflect and work together on important implications of the digital transformation, including digital skills in the public sector, the data infrastructure that makes the transformation possible and new forms of partnerships and approaches to the commissioning of ICT goods and services that enable the rise of digital governments.


Topics for discussion:

  • From vertical production to system thinking approaches
  • From user-centred to user-driven public administration
  • Digital skills for 21st century civil service
  • Data as an infrastructure for the digital transformation
  • Commissioning of ICT in the digital age
  • International collaboration

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