Featured leaders

20 remarkable digital government leaders interviewed in the book:

Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Dubai / United Arab Emirates – former Director General of Smart Dubai

Alex Benay, Canada – former Government CIO / Deputy Minister at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Anna-Maija Karjalainen, Finland – former Government CIO / Director General of Public Sector ICT at Ministry of Finance

Barry Lowry, Ireland – Government CIO at Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Bolor-Erdene Battsengel, Mongolia – Secretary of State at Ministry of Digital Development and Communications

Chan Cheow Hoe, Singapore – Government Chief Digital Technology Officer / Deputy Chief Executive of Government Technology Agency

Daniel Abadie, Argentina – former Undersecretary of Digital Government at Presidencia de la Nación

Diego Piacentini, Italy – former Government Commissioner for Digital Transformation

Hillary Hartley, Ontario / Canada – Chief Digital and Data Officer / Deputy Minister of Ontario Digital Service

Innocent Bagamba Muhizi, Rwanda – CEO of Rwanda Information Society Authority

José Clastornik, Uruguay – former Executive Director of AGESIC (National Agency for e-Government and Information Society)

Lars Frelle-Petersen, Denmark – former Director General at Danish Agency for Digitisation (DIGST)

Luis Felipe Monteiro, Brazil – former Digital Government Secretary at Ministry of Economy

Mike Bracken, United Kingdom – former Executive Director of Digital at Cabinet Office, co-founder of Government Digital Service

Pedro Silva Dias, Portugal – former CEO of Administrative Modernization Agency (AMA)

Randall Brugeaud, Australia – former CEO of Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)

Shai-Lee Spiegelman, Israel – former CEO of Digital Israel

Taavi Kotka, Estonia – former Government CIO at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Tim Occleshaw, New Zealand – former Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer at Department of Internal Affairs

Yolanda Martínez, Mexico – former Chief of Digital Government Unit / National Digital Strategy Coordinator at Presidencia de la República

They were chosen because they have been remarkable as leaders in digital transformation field and because they have shown a remarkable track record of leading digital government to progress in their countries. Another criterion was that the person would be insightful as an individual and as a leader, and effective as a manager. Somebody we could really learn from.

All of the twenty have inspiring stories to tell and real-life experiences to share.

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