Creating a country digital transformation roadmap that actually works
eGA’s session „Creating a country digital transformation roadmap… that actually works“ at the the Global Digital Development Forum featured Linnar Viik, Smart Governance Programme Director of the e-Governance Academy, Estonia; Kimmo Rousku, Chief Special Expert of the Finnish Digital Agency; Natalia Goderdzishvili, Former Legal Adviser at the Digital Governance Agency, Georgia. The session was moderated by Merle Maigre from the e-Governance Academy.
The session examined models to assess national digital and cyber security capacities in order to create and implement digital transformation roadmaps and achieve national digital goals. Moreover, the experts shared their observations, lessons learnt and recommendations for implementing digital transformation roadmaps to benefit other countries currently on the same journey. The discussion drew examples of real-life stories from Finland and Georgia.
Main takeaways from the eGA’s session:
- Governments need to create a holistic view to digital transformation, including not only the public sector but also key business sectors;
- eGA’s Digital Maturity Assessment equips governments with a vision of how to lead digital transformation in a sustainable way and create impact for the whole of society;
- eGA’s Digital Maturity Assessment and the National Cyber Security Index #NCSI comprehensively cover all important pillars. While building national digital ecosystems, countries may overlook some key building blocks;
- #Georgia defines 5 areas for digital security: risk management, cybersecurity, continuity management and preparedness, information security, and data protection;
- #Finland defines 5 areas for digital security: risk management, cybersecurity, continuity management and preparedness, information security, and data protection;
- Higher rankings in digital security indexes do not stop any cyber-attacks.
Rewatch the session below!
The Global Digital Development Forum 2021 offered community-driven sessions that explored digital development challenges and opportunities and was co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, Digital Impact Alliance, IntraHealth International, IREX, TechChange, and Save the Children.
For more information please visit the Global Digital Development Forum 2021 web-site