Opinion

PETER GRIFFIN: Govt needs to think like a start-up, act like a grown-up

Peter Griffin
Thu, 03 Sep 2020

Peter Griffin
Thu, 03 Sep 2020
The government’s travails with the development of the CovidCard and police work with facial recognition technology show the public sector’s approach to dealing with emerging technologies isn’t working.When it needs to move fast and break things, it’s too slow and bureaucratic. When it should proceed with caution and consult widely, it forges ahead independently and in secret. Some countries have placed a real focus on doing ‘Govtech’ really well. Singapore has an agency devoted to public sector technolog...

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