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

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 30, 2014

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...

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

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 1, 2013

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....

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Digital Government is little else than making e-government work

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 18, 2013

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...

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When It Comes to Government and Technology, China Is Much Closer Than We Think

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 28, 2013

I spent my first week ever in Beijing, where my local colleague gave me ample opportunities to meet clients and prospects – both government organizations and IT vendors – as...

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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Smart Government in 2012

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 20, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, here is my (absolutely personal) top ten in the area of government innovation.  Over the last three years the title was “Top Ten...

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Great News for Government IT in Australia and Beyond

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 17, 2012

After the announced retirement of long-standing Australian Government CIO Ann Steward, the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation has announced the creation of two distinct roles. The work...

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Smart Cities Are Not Intelligent: They Are Astute

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 14, 2012

Yesterday Gartner held a local briefing in Milan on the topic of Smart Cities. This was attended by local government, vendors and research organizations. Bettina Tratz-Ryan, who is our lead...

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Italy’s Digital Strategy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 5, 2012

On October 4th, after great anticipation and endless debates, the Italian Digital Agenda has been approved (see presentation in Italian here). It is part of a Decree about Growth tackling...

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Government Innovation Needs More than External Fellows To Stick

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 1, 2012

I am just back from my holidays, which I spent with my family in Australia. I had a great time, also because I decided to resist the temptation of doing...

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Governments Could Go Out of Business: What Should Technology Do?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 25, 2012

People have been following with a moderate sense of worry the financial crisis unfolding in Greece and other European countries, Despite how dramatic the situation has become in Greece, many...

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