GovTech Global Forum: Governance in the Digital Era

9:00 am
 – 10:30 am

How can digital technologies help governments deliver faster and more efficiently? GovTech is a whole of government approach to public sector modernization. It emphasizes three aspects of public sector modernization: citizen-centric, universally accessible public services, and whole-of-government approach to digital government transformation.

The GovTech Global Forum aims to promote GovTech policy thinking and practical implementation, engaging the broad ecosystem of GovTech stakeholders from governments to the private sector, academia, and civil society and build a GovTech ecosystem for innovation and greener public sectors.

Join us for the launch of the GovTech Global Forum, live from the headquarters of the World Bank Group. We will be streaming the opening remarks and the first plenary “Governance in a Digital Era”. Be sure also to share your thoughts and questions in advance in the chat box! Our team of experts will answer them during the live event.

Opening Remarks

– Anna Bjerde, Managing Director for Operations, World Bank
– Arturo Herrera, Global Director for Governance Global Practice in the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Practice Group (EFI) Vice Presidency, Governance, World Bank

Plenary 1 – Governance in a Digital Era

– Dominique Favre, (Switzerland), Executive Director, World Bank Group
– Charlie Anderson, Leader, Global Intergovernmental Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
– Carlos Centeno, Associate Director of Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab (GOV/LAB)
– Mário Campolargo, Secretary of State for Digitalization and Administrative Modernization, Portugal

Do I need to register? This virtual event is public — you do not need to register to watch it. However, we encourage you to set a reminder by signing up for email notifications or adding the event to your calendar.

Where can I watch the event? To watch the live event and chat with our topical experts, simply come back to this page when the event is about to start. You can also watch the livestream on the World Bank’s social media channels: YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.

What happens if I miss the event? The recording will be available on this page shortly after the event ends. If you sign up for email reminders, you will receive a notification a few days after the event inviting you to watch the replay and check out newly added resources.