China: Jinan can lead the way in #gov20 and #opengov
Updated: Apr 19, 2019
Municipal and Provincial leadership in China is ready to help make government the strategic lever for policy reforms that the world seeks.
I keynoted an event on the cloud in Government in China recently and the governments in China appear poised to embrace the Government as a Platform ideals and help to push Government 2.0 efforts. My conversation started with an explanation of the need for change in government worldwide. This explanation was met with enthusiasm throughout the audience and follow-on conversations were supportive. I was happy to see an embrace of the idea that from now on, government platforms must be designed to scale from the beginning. And it is important for all of us to get the largest government on the planet to help push that idea.
It is instructive that the discussions were spurred on by conversations around cloud computing. True scale in these efforts will contemplate the cloud and it is heartening to know that our partners in China will be helping to make that happen. And that they are willing to help lead the rest of the world toward a common set of outcomes surrounding the Government 2.0 movement.
Of particular interest was my discussion of the millennials and their impact on the conversation as well as the very form of government itself. The changes this generation will bring is going to be massive as we have seen already on the technology landscape.
I look forward to further conversations with my new found friends in Jinan and throughout China.