New AWS Institute Executive Education program for Ireland
The latest Executive Education Program in Digital Transformation for the Public Sector launches in Ireland, with Trinity Business School, Dublin, on September 23. Participants will explore examples of successful reform that they can use to accelerate their own transformations. The program covers developing and delivering strategy, implementing a user-centred approach, and security.
The program for the European Union, with the Brussels School of Governance, launches on September 21. There are three modules, currently delivered virtually.
Leaders share transformation essentials for success
Public service transformation requires strong leaders with the vision to change organizational culture, not just the IT system, according to the U.K. government’s former chief technology officer, Liam Maxwell, now director of government transformation at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the coming weeks, the AWS Institute will add stories and insight from experts all over the world.
The Cloud accelerates climate change research
From shark monitoring to glacier melt, data helps us understand climate change's impact on the environment. These six stories, from Tasmania and Peru to the continents of Africa and Antarctica, show how the cloud is helping scientists and policymakers.
Research in focus
The carbon reduction opportunity of moving to the cloud for APAC
Governments share solutions to accelerate their transformation
Governments can use technology that others have developed and made freely available using open source to deliver reform. Read about the ways they benefit from sharing solutions to common problems in this AWS Institute blog, and find out more in the AWS Institute Building for Reuse film.
The Promises and Challenges of Quantum
Quantum technologies provide enormous opportunities for scientific and economic advancement but governments are challenged with setting policies for quantum development that encourage innovation while also ensuring public trust. In this podcast, Canadian Global Affairs Institute Vice President, David Perry, explore the topic in the Canadian context with Eric Miller, Nina Bindel, Allison Schwartz, and Randolph Mank.
Podcast series explores the cloud's impact on Latin America
The Estado Digital series explores how technology can solve social and public policy challenges in Latin America. It includes stories in important sectors, such as the Salud Digtal episode, which explores how countries are moving towards digital delivery of services, especially telemedicine, and the way artificial intelligence is used in diagnostics and patient care.
How open government works well for Buenos Aires
Florencia Romano, undersecretary of open government & accountability of the government of the City of Buenos Aires, says the city's pioneering approach engages citizens and makes public services easier to use. (Spanish with English subtitles.)
Southeast Asia's Cloud Story: impact, inclusivity, and growth
Cloud technology has played a crucial role in empowering people across Southeast Asia by making services, including finance, accessible to traditionally under-served communities.
The digital city starts here
AWS Institute events
EVENT & VIDEOS
Call to increase digital competitiveness
Watch these three short films from USMF to find out how fintech entities are tapping in to Mexico's talent pool; why the physical border should be made smarter; and how regulation needs to change to promote economic growth.
EVENT REPORT & WEBINAR
User focus must be inclusive
Focus on user needs, and inclusive design, supported successful transformation of benefit payments and health service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, said leaders from the state of Rhode Island, U.S., and the Scottish government. Speaking alongside digital technology experts from AWS and IBM at Putting people first in digital government services: a transatlantic conversation, they illustrated how the pandemic drove public service modernization to warp speed. Watch the AWS Institute and World Affairs Council of America public webinar.
EVENT & BRIEFING
Nine steps to digital identification
Senior policymakers from eight countries at different stages of their digital ID journey shared lessons and identifed common challenges about digital identification at a Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and AWS Institute private roundtable. Nine key lessons, from building public trust to using international standards, are shared in this briefing, with participants' permission.
EVENT & REPORT
The challenges of digital transformation in Costa Rica
The Council for the Promotion of Competitiveness think-tank launched ‘The challenges of digital transformation in the public sector in Costa Rica’ on June 29, a study prepared with the support of the AWS Institute. The authors, Costa Rica's former minister and vice-minister of science, innovation, and telecommunications, Luis Adrian and Edwin Estrada, have proposed nine recommendations for policy makers to consider.
EVENT & REPORT
Time to update legacy IT in healthcare
Legacy IT, and what to do with it, is a common issue facing leaders who are trying to modernize services such as healthcare. Healthcare innovators, clinicians, and administrators worked together to consider solutions. Independent think-tank, Reform, facilitated the session in March, 2021, to focus on the legacy IT challenges facing the English National Health Service. Attendees identified three policy challenges associated with legacy transformation: management of risk, supporting people (skills and ways of working), and ensuring value for money.Read the Reform paper.
EVENT & REPORT
Supercharging digital transformation
The global pandemic transformed people’s expectations of government as they accessed services digitally, from schooling and healthcare to welfare. Governments that had already set a digital transformation agenda, such as Peru, are now in a position to accelerate their journeys because the pandemic turned the important into the necessary. These were some of the views that a panel of experts discussed as they considered Peru’s Digital Transformation Journey, hosted by the AWS Institute and AmCham Perú in March 2021. The analysis behind the public discussion and paper also produced recommendations for accelerating transformation.
AWS Institute Executive Education
AWS Institute offers a complementary Executive Education program to equip senior public servants and elected officials with the knowledge to lead digital transformation. You will be part of a small cohort learning from global thought leaders and practitioners. The three-module program fosters peer-to-peer learning and support and offers a library of master class lectures.
What participants say
"I enjoyed the session, it addressed pertinent issues that we are grappling with in the public sector. It was ... practical ... for policy and decision makers.”
Executive Education program participant from South Africa
"The lecturers are big names and ... presented valuable information for application in the public service.”
Executive Education program participant from U.A.E.