Andrea DiMaio

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One, hundreds, thousands digital champions won’t solve the problem

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 30, 2014  |  3 Comments

Italy has recently joined other European countries that have named a so-called “digital champion“. The individual chosen for this task is Riccardo Luna, a former sport journalist who has a sharp interest in anything digital and previously headed the Italian version of the Wired magazine. Unlike others in his role, he has immediately called for one digital champion […]


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Five Dos and Five Dont’s for the New Italian Digital Leader

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 11, 2014  |  4 Comments

On July 10th the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced that new Director general of the Italian Digital Agency would be Alessandra Poggiani. This announcement came after over 150 people applied for the position, made vacant after the previous DG, Agostino Ragosa, resigned. This is the first time a woman has been appointed for the […]


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Will A Digital Father’s Day Ever Be the Same?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 19, 2014  |  4 Comments

In my country today is Father’s Day . This morning my 17-year old son and my 20-year old daughter handed me their handwritten wishes. They were wonderful as usual, and made me feel their love.  Shortly after I read from a Facebook friend that his younger daughters had sent their wishes via WhatsApp, and I could […]


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Tempering the Enthusiasm About a Digital Economy: A Counterpoint

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 8, 2013  |  4 Comments

The convergence of consumer, enterprise and operational technologies; the pervasiveness of connected devices among people and objects; the confluence of mobile, cloud, social and big data; emerging digital strategies in major corporation and governments. All these signals and trends  justify the strongly held belief that the digital economy era we are entering in will be […]


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Spain and Portugal Have Two Down-To-Earth, No-Nonsense Professionals Leading Government IT

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 1, 2013  |  2 Comments

A few weeks ago I was in Madrid, discussing about the consolidation and cost containment program that the national government has in place, not unlike those in other European countries. As soon as I landed, I went to a lovely dinner with the then-CIO of the tax agency, Domingo Molina. The Spanish Tax Agency has […]


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Digital Government is little else than making e-government work

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 18, 2013  |  7 Comments

Almost every day I either read an article, or hear from a client or discuss with a colleague about “digital government”. Every single jurisdiction has or is in the process of cranking up a digital plan of some sort, or is in the middle (or better the beginning) of its implementation. As I sift through […]


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How Government CIOs Can Win the Digital Battle

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 22, 2013  |  2 Comments

Last week I spoke to a local government CIO about innovation. We discussed about the impact of digital, open data, social media and more. When I made my usual point about the imbalance in the use of open data and more in general of digital innovation toward external impact and the apparent disregard for how […]


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Digital by Default, but Not Smart Enough: Hits and Misses of the UK Government Digital Strategy

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 9, 2012  |  14 Comments

The UK cabinet office just published its Government Digital Strategy, which culminates its focus on all services to be “digital by default”. The strategy states 11 principles and 14 actions to shape how UK central government departments and agencies will embrace digitalization of their services and improve uptake by citizens and businesses. What is good […]


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