The Next Web: ‘Nation as a service’ is the ultimate goal for digitized governments

The Next Web: ‘Nation as a service’ is the ultimate goal for digitized governments. “Kaspar Korjus, the Founding Managing Director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, shared his futuristic vision on how to get nation states to digitize with attendees of TNW2019 today. The private sector has set the pace for technological transformation, and Korjus thinks it’s time for nation states to catch up.”

Yahoo News UK: 12,000 pieces of official govt advice added to Alexa and Google Home

Yahoo News UK: 12,000 pieces of official govt advice added to Alexa and Google Home. “Information on public services – from renewing a passport to the state pension – can now be accessed through voice-activated smart speakers and virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The government says the public can now access more than 12,000 pieces of official information from the Gov.uk website without having to search online.”

Government Technology: Evergov Wants to Make Local Government Services More Searchable

Government Technology: Evergov Wants to Make Local Government Services More Searchable. “It may be a bit of an understatement to say that government services are scattered online. Of course, it certainly varies by jurisdiction, but more often than not, residents of a given city must visit disparate websites to find digital services. For example, this could entail visiting one site to pay a parking ticket; another to check on the status of a business license; another to handle taxes; and so on. But a new website is working to consolidate digital services and information for every city across the country on one easy-to-search platform.”