Originally written for the FT's Sifted, Mike discusses the how coronavirus is forcing long-anticipated data reform in European governments.
Today, Jen Pahlka is stepping down as leader of Code for America, after 10 years. We wanted to say thank you.
¿Qué hacen cuatro abogados y un ingeniero en una misma habitación? Parece el inicio de una adivinanza, pero no lo es. Es simplemente lo que está pasando en uno de los equipos de gobierno de Colombia. Están juntando personas de diferentes disciplinas, que nunca se pensaron como colegas, trabajando codo a codo. Eso ya parece transformación para nosotros.
What happens when you put four lawyers and an engineer in the same room? It sounds like the start of a riddle, but it’s not. It is what is happening right now in one of the Colombian government teams. They are bringing together people from different disciplines, who never considered themselves colleagues, and got them working working side by side. The result looks like transformation to us.
The government of Argentina has just announced a new digital driving licence, replacing paper and plastic cards with a digital document stored securely on users’ smartphones. The service was created, from scratch, in just 65 days.