Sweden’s government digitalisation IT experts from both local and regional public services are organising their second DigiGov conference, which aims to boost government modernisation. The event will take place in Stockholm on 5 and 6 December.
DigiGov will speed-up digitalisation, and encourage public services to join hands and set priorities. The conference organisers are Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting (SKL, or Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions) and Digitalt Först (Digital First). Digitalt Först is a blog about government modernisation that is maintained by the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and an IT expert group created earlier this year by the Ministry for Public Administration.
“Digitalisation needs a broad approach and involves different actors,” the organisers write. They say they are aiming to “bring together the top decision-makers in the public sector, industry and academia for a strategic discussion of where Sweden’s public sector is heading and what needs to be done.”
This will be the second DigiGov conference. Last year’s event was “an inward journey, where we got to know each other and had a clear Swedish perspective,” Digital First writes. This year’s conference will look outwards: “We will welcome a number of Nordic and global change leaders and, in different ways, learn from their knowledge and experience. We hope for many exciting meetings and mutual inspiration.”