U.S. Digital Service recruits Silicon Valley innovators, like Matt Cutts, to modernize government technology

U.S. Digital Service recruits Silicon Valley innovators, like Matt Cutts, to modernize government technology

An interview with Matt Cutts (of Google fame), who now heads the US Digital Service – a group of designers, engineers, and product managers who bring the best practices from industry into the government to try to make services work...

07/10/18

Oman develops technology fund to invest in global entrepreneurs
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Oman develops technology fund to invest in global entrepreneurs

An interview with Yousuf Al Harthy, CEO of the Oman Technology Fund, and Hanan Askalan, a member of the Board of Directors about what the fund is, why it was started and how it operates.

06/12/18

David Shrier thinks we need a better model of how we deploy new technologies (and he’s right)

David Shrier thinks we need a better model of how we deploy new technologies (and he’s right)

Oxford and MIT futurist David Shrier explains how augmented and extended intelligence may protect global governments against cyberattacks.

06/06/18

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Denmark creates world’s first Tech Embassy to understand global tech giants impact on society

An interview with Casper Klynge, the newly appointed global tech ambassador of Denmark, the first position of its kind.

03/29/18

Cryptocurrency and blockchain investor gives suggestions to global governments regulating new technologies
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Cryptocurrency and blockchain investor gives suggestions to global governments regulating new technologies

A talk with Miko Matsumura, who founded crypto exchange Evercoin and is a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, on how governments might regulate blockchain and cryptocurrencies while still allowing for innovation.

03/27/18

United Nations blockchain pioneer prevents fraud of international aid payments
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United Nations blockchain pioneer prevents fraud of international aid payments

An interview with Joseph Thompson, co-founder and CEO of AID:Tech, and a winner of James Wolfensohn Game Changer Award and UN Sustainable Development Goal Pioneer 2017 for blockchain technology.

03/20/18

Australian State develops fund to spark government innovation

Australian State develops fund to spark government innovation

Sam Hannah-Rankin, Director Public Sector Innovation for Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic) in Australia, discusses the launch of a fund aimed at sparking innovation in Australia.

03/12/18

Using analytics to identify and predict patients’ physical health needs
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Using analytics to identify and predict patients’ physical health needs

A web-based tool that identifies and predicts patients most in need for therapy services in real time was born out of the recurring problem of missed therapy visits.

12/11/17

Could a digital identity network prevent the next Equifax-like breach?
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Could a digital identity network prevent the next Equifax-like breach?

A military veteran equipped with a Harvard MBA launches digital identity startup to protect against future Equifax cyberattacks.

12/08/17

Obama White House Deputy CTO Jennifer Pahlka on global government, citizen-centric digital transformation

Obama White House Deputy CTO Jennifer Pahlka on global government, citizen-centric digital transformation

Code for America CEO Jen Pahlka explains why global governments must developed user-centered services.

07/27/17

18F co-founder and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Rob Read’s tips on government IT modernization

Robert L. Read, who left being the Director of Development at Planview, Inc. to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and helped create 18F and 18F Consulting, shares his thoughts on modernizing government legacy systems.

07/25/17

Harvard PhD Andy Yen provides tips to governments on cybersecurity protections

Harvard PhD Andy Yen provides tips to governments on cybersecurity protections

Harvard PhD provides thoughts on innovative Cybersecurity hacks and protections.

07/21/17

 Harvard students partner with U.S. government to address digital skills gaps

Harvard students partner with U.S. government to address digital skills gaps

Neel Mehta, a senior Computer Science major at Harvard University with a 4.0 GPA, is passionate about civic tech, and there were no good civic tech internship programs around for undergraduates to engage with government, so he started...

07/20/17

How LeadingAge is leveraging new technology for the aging society

How LeadingAge is leveraging new technology for the aging society

The SVP of LeadingAge, Dr. Majd Alwan, explains how his organization is creating and leading a network of technology companies, healthcare providers and research institutions focused on technology solutions for an aging society.

03/17/17

How 18F aims to take the pain out of the government procurement process

How 18F aims to take the pain out of the government procurement process

The head of 18F, V. David Zvenyach, explains how his company works to make the government procurement process easier with modular contracting techniques, human-centered design and agile approaches to software development.

03/09/17

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