¿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.
We welcomed a very special guest to the PD office last week: Henri Verdier, the new French Ambassador for Digital Affairs. The mere fact that France even has an Ambassador for Digital Affairs says a lot about how seriously they’re taking public sector digital transformation.
Over the Christmas break I was invited to join Radio 4’s Today Programme to talk a bit about technology in the public sector. This is a remix of that interview.