eGOV brings together government officials, urban planners, and others from North America, Latin America and Europe. They come with a shared goal—to transform their urban communities into smart cities through the power of innovative technology. The Government Innovation Summit provides an ideal platform for public-private partnerships. The possibilities for innovation and collaboration in this field are immeasurable.
On Monday, the eGov Stage is where you can find riveting sessions featuring leaders from the public and private sector.
The future of governments in the world are at risk given the arrival of leaders making false promises. There is an urgent call for unity and collaboration in order to take a stand for freedom and human rights. Join former President of Mexico, Vicent Fox as he shares his experience and thoughts about the future of politics.
Around the world, new technologies are opening possibilities to bolster citizen engagement and enable a more fluid and persistent dialogue between citizens and their representatives. Antonio Mugica will talk about how these technologies can help improve the current state of affairs, promote participation, and make elections more secure, transparent and affordable. In 2018 four of the most populated countries in the region will be holding elections –USA, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia; the time is right to discuss the future of democracy in the digital era.
The natural hazard exposure of Latin America and the Caribbean has made the region a proving ground for innovations in disaster risk management platforms that build resilience against cascading events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods. This panel will consider examples of how innovations have empowered both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response. The role of public private partnerships in deploying such tools will also be considered.
Mr. Tim Kelsey CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency