beta Discussing the Digital Government Declaration

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Rufo Guerreschi
If we want e-government to responsibly develop in Europe, we need to stop the outright lying about the level of confindetiality and integrity that eIDAS, and the like sof Estonia e-Residency solutions, provide in the current threat landscape, and get to work to build reasonably trustworthy techs for all.
Rufo Guerreschi, 06/06/2017 16:35
Laia Pujol
I think the ideas are GREAT. I would make sure that the VISION goes with also INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO IMPLEMENT THEM, to make sure that they happen. New ways also to do things. TRUST of citizens will come by engaging them with INSPIRING ideas CREDIBLE measures to make them happen and placing them as part of the possible SUCCESS.
Laia Pujol, 14/06/2017 10:54
Perhaps a more inclusive, decentralised vision of digital government, where we allow more plurality of service provision on a trusted digital backbone. For example, the concept of 'social loyalty' where we encourage more collaborative citizen engagement in collectively operated welfare schemes or local initiatives... we might even allow token transfer for safe value exchange and reward / outside the mainstream fisc currency.
nmeyne, 15/06/2017 17:00
Part 1. The declaration addresses the digital skills in government but not among citizens. If we want a high uptake of public services, citizens should have sufficient skills to do that. However, EU data shows that at the moment, almost half of Europeans (44%) still lack basic digital skills. On-line security are among the key skills that are missing. Even the most advanced digital systems will not ensure digital security of citizens if they won’t have skills how to protect their data and privacy.
Austeja, 20/06/2017 17:36
Part 2. DG CNECT measures that “people in their 30s today will still be in the labour force in 2040 and will be using eGovernment and other services well into the 2060s. It is therefore critical to provide these newly required skills to people already in the labour force.” Thus, this declaration should address citizens’ skills as well as those of public servants’.
Austeja, 20/06/2017 17:36
Michael de Lang
One of the biggest issues I see in digital governments is the incredibly high percentage of vendor lock-in that exists in various agencies, at least in the Netherlands. Big companies such as IBM often find a way into an organization and are very hard to replace with anything but other IBM products. I'd say that the best way to deal with this is to make as much as possible open source, have tenders be small enough so that no one company can make the source code in such a way that it's tied in to one specific company and discourage the desire to create everything on-premise.
Michael de Lang, 20/06/2017 20:21
Enrico Ferro
We may also consider the adoption of new interfaces. We are currently experiencing a problem of engaging new generations with website-based services. The exploitation of conversational interfaces leveraging AI may promote a more intuitive and seamless access to public services and, at the same time, reduce the level of labor intensity (and thus the cost) of service provision.
Enrico Ferro, 21/06/2017 10:28
Zoran Ivancic
IoT, algorithms and AI in public and private sector that are deciding on people everyday life and future in the sectors of banking, insurance,judiciary, policing, healthcare, education, automated transport (list is not exhausted)must be regulated by expert interdisciplinary body. They must be tested in a lab, than under free trial, and once released under longitudinal control with possibility to stop them if proven harmful. There are all sorts of human rights and justice issues that could arise as a problem. There must be efficient mechanism for reporting abuse or deviations in this field.
Zoran Ivancic, 21/06/2017 12:40
Van Hoegaerden
I feel the current declaration is not moving us far enough, nor is tangible. Do we tackle the mega society trends herewith ? Please add: - The EU launches a think tank action on an economy solely based on digital money; - The EU Members States commit to deliver by 2020 a workplan for a paperless and only-once native public service - The EU investigates the condition of full available digital eGOV with the conditions of public employement. - EU eGOV sponsors distributed/shared and environmental friendly computing. ...
Van Hoegaerden, 21/06/2017 14:53
Christian Borggreen
When procuring new or existing services, governments must consider and fully evaluate potential public cloud solutions first before other options. Departments can choose an alternative to the public cloud if they can demonstrate that it genuinely offers better value for money. Government should evaluate how they can over time become truly “cloud native” adapting how they organise their work to take full advantage of the technologies available and what’s emerging.
Christian Borggreen, 21/06/2017 18:15
Tadej Gabrijel
The document should be short and remain on the political level. It is basically a political document and not a technical document. It will be signed by ministers and as politicians they should primarily stress the most relevant key points for the next 10 years.
Tadej Gabrijel, 06/07/2017 11:53
Alexander Sorokin
Current potential of e-government concept based on services only is close to zero. The reason is that state bureaucracy utilized and control the e-government programs for their political gain pushing aside the expert communities and civil institutions. The general purpose of electronic government is the increasing efficiency of state institutions that is not limited by web-services for people. The current situation in economy and society proves that it cannot achieved inside service activities. The future development of open government leads to power equilibrium between government and society
Alexander Sorokin, 07/07/2017 16:38
Alexander Sorokin
It needs both new IT and new approach to project organization and design: - digital transformation of state institutes towards e-parliaments on basis of block- chain and liquid democracy; - evolution of centralize power toward distributed digital governments where cognitive technologies and social instruments will provide monitoring and diagnostics around industrial and social web revealing the crises symptoms and help to build proactive cooperation in their preventing. Projects and design have been driving by expert communities and civil institutions – not by bureaucrats.
Alexander Sorokin, 07/07/2017 16:43
Mika Honkanen
Open science?
Mika Honkanen, 11/07/2017 23:51
Mika Honkanen
Mika Honkanen, 11/07/2017 23:53