Schedule.Agenda

November 29

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony

● Armando García, General Director, Presidential Office for ICT (OPTIC) (Dominican Republic)

● Yolanda Martínez. Head of the egovernment Unit. Secretariat of the Civil Service (México, presiding country of Red Gealc)

● Flora Montealegre Painter. Country Representative. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

● Araceli Azuara. Country Representative. Organization of American States (OAS)

● Taewan Huh. Director General for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Republic of Korea)

Gustavo Montalvo. Minister. Ministry for Presidency (Dominican Republic)

09:30 - 09:45

Official Photo

09:45 - 10:00

Coffee break

09:45 - 10:45

A Digital Republic

● Zoraima Cuello, Viceminister, Presidency of the Dominican Republic

● Armando García, General Director, Presidential Office for ICT (OPTIC) (Dominican Republic)

● Ignacio Méndez, Viceminister for Industry, Trade and MiPYMES (Dominican Republic)

● Iván José Sánchez, Director of Education and Digital Contents, Digital Republic Program at Ministry of Education (Dominican Republic)


Moderator: Carlos Santiso, Division Chief, Innovation for Citizen Services (IDB).

10:45 - 12:00

Discussion: Challenges and priorities of a digital region

● Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia.

● Aitor Cubo Contreras, Deputy Director-General of Digital Administration and Citizen Services Promotion, Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, Spain.

● Mike Bracken, former Director of Digital Government Service, currently Partner at Public.Digital, United Kingdom.

 

Moderator: Ms. Yolanda Martínez, Head of the Digital Government Unit, Public Service Secretariat, Mexico.

12:00 - 12:45

Trends in Digital Government

● Data Science. Adolfo De Unanue. Data Science for Social Good & Public Policy. The University of Chicago.

● Blockchain. Saiph Savage, Director of Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, University of West Virginia, United States.


Moderator: Carol Roach, Deputy Director of Information Technology, Ministry of Finance, Bahamas.

12:45 - 02:15

Lunch

02:15 - 03:15

Digital transformation

● Simplification of procedures. José Clastornik, Executive Director, Agency for Electronic Government and Information Society (AGESIC), Uruguay.

● Economic impact of digital government. Irvin Halman, General Manager, National Authority for Government Innovation, Panama.

● Digital inclusion. Daniel Abadie, Deputy Secretary of Digital Government, Argentina.

 

Moderator: Jean Paulo Castro e Silva, electronic government Director, Secretariat of Information and Communication Technologies (SETIC), Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management (Brasil)

03:15 - 03:30

Coffee break

03:30 - 05:00

The region moves forward together

● Regional cooperation, the Cybersecurity case: Miguel Porrúa, Senior Specialist of e-Government, IFD/ICS (IDB)

● Public software co creation: Kenny Ossa, President, National Center of Information Technologies (CNTI), Venezuela.

● Electronic Health Record: Juan Palma, Chief of the Digital Government Unit, Chile.

● Open data: Mike Mora, Department for Effective Public Management (IDB).

● Measurement: Javier Quiñónez, Director of Digital Government, Paraguay.



Moderator:  Roberto López, Manager, Red Gealc.

05:00 - 06:00

The Korean experience in Digital Government

● Overview and future strategy of the Korean e-Government. Seong Ju Park, Deputy Director

● Global e-Government Division, Ministry of the Interior and Safety

● Big Data & Open Data. Hyun-Kwan Jung, Deputy Director, Ministry of the Interior and Safety.

● Smart cities in Korea and their implementation strategy. Yong-Tak Cho, Principal Manager, National Information Society Agency, Ministry of the Interior and Safety.


Moderator: Maurice Barnes, CEO, eGOV Jamaica Ltd.

06:00 - 06:15

Digital Economy

● Launch of a MOOC on Digital Economy. Luiz Ros, Advisor to the Office of the President, IDB.

08:00 - 10:00

Cultural dinner  

 

November 30

 

08:15 - 09:15

Knowing the reality in order to transform it

● Public services in the region. Ben Roseth, Specialist of Modernization of the State, IFD/ICS (IDB)

● eGov Impact, the case of the Dominican Republic. Melvin Hilario, Coordinator of Studies, Research and eGovernment Strategy (OPTIC).

● e-government ranking. Arpine Korekyan, Governance and Public Administration Officer, UNDESA (United Nations)

● Impact and strategy. Bárbara Ubaldi, OECD.


Moderator: Verónica Álvarez, Project Specialist. Department for Effective Public Management (OAS)

09:15 - 10:20

Workshop 1: Building the 2018 Work Plan


Moderator: Roberto López, Manager, Red Gealc & Diana Parra, Digital Agenda Manager, AGESIC (Uruguay).

10:20 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

Workshop 2: Digital identity and Interoperability

Micro-consulting format: countries submit their queries one week in advance and three of them are analyzed during the event.

● Presented by:  Siim Sikkut, Government Chief Information Officer, Estonia.


Moderator: Marcial Mejia, Executive Coordinator,  Republic Digital Program. (Dominican Republic).

11:30 - 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 - 12:40

Workshop 3: Single portal 

Micro-consulting format: countries submit their queries one week in advance and three of them are analyzed during the event.

Presented by:

  • Mike Bracken, former Director of Digital Government Service, currently Partner at Public.Digital, United Kingdom.
  • Aitor Cubo Contreras, Deputy Director-General of Digital Administration and Citizen Services Promotion, Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, Spain.


Moderator: Javier Jara, Undersecretary E-Government, Mintel (Ecuador)

12:40 - 02:00

Lunch

02:00 - 04:00

Red GEALC General Assembly (I)

● Work groups’ reports:

● Public Software (Marcelo Morante, Ricaldoni Foundation),

● Open Data (Mike Mora, OAS)

● Communication (Launch of Red Gealc website new version),

● Measurement (Diana Parra, Uruguay)

● Pilot projects reports.

● Adaptation of SIMPLE in Honduras (Nahum Ortiz, Honduras)

● Interoperability Knowledge Center (José Clastornik, Uruguay)

● SIMPLE improvement (Chile)

● SIGA  (Alexis Rojas, ITIGES, El Salvador)

● Analysis and approval of 2017 Annual Report.

● Discussion and approval of 2018 Annual Work Plan.

● Defining actions for raising resources.

● Discussion: Commitment of Santo Domingo.

Chair: Mexico, presiding country of Red GEALC

04:00 - 04:30

Coffee break

04:30 - 05:30

Red GEALC General Assembly (II)

● Election of the Executive Committee and President of Red GEALC.

● Adoption of the Commitment of Santo Domingo.

● Panama 2018: invitation to the next meeting.

● Closing words: Outgoing President of Red GEALC, Technical Secretariat (OAS), IDB, Host Country and incoming President of Red GEALC

Chair: Mexico, presiding country of Red GEALC

05:30 - 06:00

Closing reception




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