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Digital Governance: Rethinking the Role of Government in an Era of Disruption

Governments must recognize that their institutions, bureaucracies and policy frameworks designed for the 19th and 20th centuries are no longer meeting the needs of the 21st. The digital era represents an exponential shift in the pace of social, political and economic transformation. How governments respond to the radical changes brought on by the sharing economy and other digital age innovations will be a litmus test for the continued relevance of governing institutions, as well as their legitimacy and authority in… Read more

Digital Governance: Rethinking the Role of Government in an Era of Disruption

Power & Influence, Spring 2016, pp. 66-68. “Rather than burying their heads in the sand, governments should
seize
the opportunity to provide the leadership that the digital revolution requires.” Governments must recognize that their institutions, bureaucracies and policy frameworks designed for the 19th and 20th centuries are no longer meeting the needs of the 21st. The digital era represents an exponential shift in the pace of social, political and economic transformation. How governments respond to the radical changes brought on by the… Read more

Preparing Government for the Data and Information Needs of the 21st Century – Summary Report

In the digital era of information superabundance, the challenge for governments is clear: how will they put in place the processes, frameworks and capabilities to manage this information and data so that it meets growing and complex needs and expectations? Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) specialists have done their best to put generic “safety net” solutions in place to meet complex business requirements. But policy makers and program managers are now important players in the information… Read more

Institute on Governance awarded Partnership Development Grant on Digital Governance from SSHRC

As a co-applicant along with three universities (University of Victoria, Dalhousie University and OCAD University) and a private company, On Second Thought Advisory, the Institute on Governance has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development grant entitled:  “Digital Governance: Transforming Government Practice for the Digital Era.” This grant will help the IOG augment its leadership role in the development of a formal national and global network that will create and promote new insights and practices in… Read more

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