New AWS Institute Executive Education program
The latest Executive Education program in digital transformation for the public sector runs through August and focuses on Costa Rica. Thought leaders from the INCAE Centro Latinoamericano para la Competitividad y el Desarrollo Sostenible, Costa Rica and government transformation leaders at Amazon Web Services will take participants through examples of successful reform. The program covers developing and delivering strategy, implementing a user-centred approach, and security.
The carbon reduction opportunity of moving to the cloud for APAC
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.)
Research in focus
Cloud technology: guidance for the public sector
How can state agencies successfully deploy cloud technology? Find best practices from across Europe with a special focus on Ireland.
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 public sector modernization paradox and how to overcome it
Bridging the digital divide through upskilling
The global skills gap affects the economic wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Education and industry are mostly tasked with solving it. But how can governments be part
of the solution, and why are cloud skills so important?
New podcast series Estado Digital launches
The Estado Digital series explores how technology can solve social and public policy challenges in Latin America. The Technology to Curb Deforestation episode asks the Ministry of the Environment and Energy in Costa Rica and the Brazilian Space Agency how the cloud's storage and computing power enables monitoring deforestation,
AWS Institute events
The challenges of public sector 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.
Time to update: Moving away from 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.
Supercharging digital transformation in Peru
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.
Citizens who can order meals and taxis on their phones expect to be able to interact with their public services in the same way.
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.