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

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 9, 2012

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...

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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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