Create transformative innovation

Technology, entrepreneurialism and global governance

As the global population swells, entrepreneurship is the answer to creating and delivering responsive policy.

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It’s no secret that as the world’s population continues to rise, so too do the complex demands placed on almost every sector of the government. Large-scale demographic challenges have the potential to pose a problem for organisations across every industry.

Science, technology and innovation have always been the raw materials required for organisational transformation, but it’s entrepreneurship that takes these raw materials and applies them to problem solving, says Chris Vein, former deputy CTO for US Government Innovation and former CIO of World Bank Group.

“Every single sector, every single organisation will have to transform,” Vein says. “We no longer need to wait for policy to tell us what to do.”

“Every single sector, every single organisation will have to transform. We no longer need to wait for policy to tell us what to do.”

– Chris Vein, former deputy CTO for US Government Innovation.

 

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Chris Vein
Former deputy CTO for US Government Innovation

Humankind are about to add about 2.5 billion people to the planet, and if we reach that 9 billion people, we will need to completely rethink how we feed ourselves, how we provide drinkable, potable water, how we provide energy.

Every single sector, every single organisation will have to transform.

And it’s interesting because science, technology and innovation have always been the raw material of changes like this.

It’s entrepreneurship that takes the raw material of science, technology and innovation and actually applies it to solving some of these problems.

We now have real-time data in order to give us the opportunity for real-time decision making and understanding the impact of our decisions real-time.

You kind of extract that knowledge and you transfer that knowledge into other parts of the organisation who actually take it and optimise it and scale it.

What that means is we no longer need to wait for policy to tell us what to do.

In an analogue world, policy dictates delivery. In a digital world, delivery informs policy.

Explore highlights from the latest research; hear about future trends and the transformation being predicted by industry experts; and watch case studies on government teams putting innovation and technology into action.

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