India launches mobile digital identity app

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the mAadhaar app, which allows users to carry digital versions of their identification profiles on their mobile phones.

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Israel leading a new programme to boost local government.

Israel is looking to startups and companies, no matter their size, for smart cities solutions. To build new technologies, startups are willing to take the kinds of risks that governments are not-“If you are in a startup, you maximise risk. You want to change the world.”

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for ICA’s Annual Event: the “Bold Digital Government - Leading through Disruption” Conference is scheduled take place in Tokyo, Japan 11th-14th of September.

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SEMIC 2017: Data and Information Management June 14th, 2017 Valleta, Malta

The event will offer the opportunity to learn how leading organisations in Europe are creating value from their management of data and information through insightful use-cases on information governance and management.

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Transforming eGovernment to Digital Government

From e-Government to Digital Government - Report on the Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017

Toshiyuki Zamma, ICA Chair and Executive Advisor to Government CIO, Chief Architect, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan talks about the future of government services and the shift from eGovernment to Digital Government. The one-stop "shop" will transform to Once only (government doesn’t ask citizens twice for the same information), Digital by default, Interoperability and Dynamic/Real time data.

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Lars-Frelle Petersen, Director General at the Danish Agency for Digitisation shares Denmark’s vision for digital government.

In a country where citizens’ trust of the government is already high, Frelle-Petersen doesn’t take it for granted. “We have to have our citizens trust that when they interact with us online… it has to be secure, it has to be trustworthy, and they have to trust these digital channels.”

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