Program

DAY 1

PLENARY

10:00 – 10:25

Opening of the G4I Congress

10:25 – 11:05

The global movement for public sector digital transformation

This panel will explore the worldwide efforts and strategies aimed at advancing digital transformation in the public sector. Panelists, who are prominent figures in international organizations such as the IMF, UN-ITU, OECD, and World Bank, will share insights into the challenges and opportunities countries face in adopting digital technologies. Topics may include capacity building, innovative governance models, and the role of international cooperation in fostering digitalization.

Moderator:

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano
CEO GOBE and G4I Chief Knowledge Strategist, Spain

Panelists:

Gerardo Uña
Head of the Capacity Development Strategy Support Team at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA


Yolanda Martinez
Lead of GovStack Initiative at the International Telecommunications Union (UN- ITU), Switzerland

Carlos Santiso
Head of Digital, Innovative, and Open Government Division at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Miguel Porrúa

Digital Government Principal Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD), USA

Thomas E. Abell

Director of Digital Technology for Development Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Keyzom Ngodup Massally

Chief Digital Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and member of the board of the Digital Public Goods Alliance, USA

Roby Senderowitsch

Practice Manager for Public Administration, Governance Global Practice at the World Bank (WB)

11:05 – 11:30

Fireside chat - High level politician

More to be announced

11:30 – 12:15

COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY

12:15 – 12:55

TBA

More information to be announced soon.

12:55 – 13:35

Dynamic Capabilities for the Digital Age

Focused on adaptive strategies for the digital era, this panel will discuss how governments can develop dynamic capabilities to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape. With insights from policymakers, innovation experts, and academia, the discussion will cover topics such as agile governance, digital skills development, and fostering innovation ecosystems.

Moderator:


Rainer Kattel
Professor of Innovation and Public Governance at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose of University College London (UCL), UK

Panelists:

Kyriakos Pierrakakis

Minister of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports of Greece, Former Minister of Digital Governance, Greece

Giulio Quaggiotto
Head of Innovation at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Innovation Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of the United Arab Emirates
Tara Dawson McGuinness
Executive Director, New Practice Lab at New America, USA

13:35 – 14:15

Sustaining a Welfare State that Delivers for all

The discussion will focus on the intersection of digitalization and social welfare policies, emphasizing the need to ensure inclusive access and benefits for all citizens. Drawing from diverse experiences, including governmental perspectives from Montenegro, the UK, and Canada, the panel will examine strategies for leveraging digital technologies to enhance service delivery, improve citizen engagement, and ensure welfare for all.

Moderator:

Mara Balestrini
Digital Transformation Lead Specialist, IADB Lab, USA

Panelists:

Tamara Srzentić
Former Minister of Digital, Media & Public Administration of the Government of Montenegro, Leader of the covid19.ca.gov Digital Response, Office of Digital Innovation of the Office of California, Montenegro

Francis Maude
Founder & Co-Chair, FMA; Member, the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, UK

Daphnée Nostrome

Head of Digital Talent Strategy, Benefits Delivery Modernization, Service Canada

Barbara Ubaldi

Head of Digital Government and Data Unit and Deputy Head of Open and Innovative Government Division, OECD

HALL 1

12:15 – 12:55

Teaching Public Service in the Digital Age: the role of Public Affairs Schools

This panel will examine the role of public affairs schools in preparing future leaders for the challenges of the digital age. With perspectives from former government officials and academic leaders, the discussion will explore innovative approaches to curriculum design, experiential learning, and fostering digital literacy among public servants.

Moderator:

David Eaves

Associate Professor and Deputy Director at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose of the University College London (UCL), UK

Panelists:
Arancha González-Laya
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Spain, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po, France
Manuel Muñiz Villa
Provost of IE University; Former Secretary of Global Spain at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain

12:55 – 13:35

Creating Public Value in the Age of Data and AI

Focused on generating public value through data and AI initiatives, this panel will discuss strategies for leveraging technology to address societal challenges. Panelists, including representatives from municipal governments, research organizations, and international development banks, will explore topics such as open data initiatives, AI for social good, and the ethical implications of data and AI-driven innovations.

Moderator:

Thomas E. Abell
Director of Digital Technology for Development Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Panelists:


Nicolás Díaz Amigo
Chief Innovation and Data Officer, City of Syracuse, USA

Calum Inverarity
Senior Researcher at the Open Data Institute, UK

Raquel Poncela
Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Spanish Royal Mint, Spain

13:35 – 14:15

Digitalization in the Healthcare System

Focusing on healthcare, this panel will explore the role of digital technologies in improving healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and public health management. With insights from experts in healthcare innovation and policy, the discussion will cover topics such as data-driven healthcare solutions and the integration of digital health systems into existing healthcare infrastructures.

Moderator:


Melissa Cohen
Founding Partner of Coral Health Advisors, USA

Panelists:


Bryan Sivak
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Evidenced Capital


Niall Brennan
Senior Advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director


Janusz Cieszynski
Member of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland

HALL 2

12:15 – 12:55

New Horizons in the Use of High-quality Data for Policy Design and Evaluation

This panel will explore innovative approaches to using high-quality data for policy design and evaluation. With speakers from academia and research institutions, the discussion will cover topics such as evidence-based policymaking, data-driven policy interventions, and the use of experimental methods to evaluate policy effectiveness.

Moderator:

Lucas Gortazar

Research Director at EsadeEcPol

Panelists:


Mark Palmer

Vice President, Visa Government Solutions, Europe


Miguel Almunia

Associate Professor of Economics at CUNEF University

Ana García Hernández
Senior Policy and Research Manager, J-PAL Europe

12:55 – 13:35

Crossing Paths: Digital Transformation and Innovation in LATAM

This panel will explore the intersection of digital transformation and innovation in Latin America (LATAM). The discussion will delve into the unique opportunities and challenges faced by LATAM countries in leveraging technology to drive socio-economic development. Topics may include data privacy, governance innovation, and fostering entrepreneurship in the region.

Moderator:


Javier Madariaga
Discovery Unit Senior Consultant, IDB Lab

Panelists:


Ximena Puente

External Panel Reviewer Member of Data Privacy, World Bank
Orlando Rojas
Orlando Rojas

Executive Director, Chile GovLab


Raúl Oliván

CEO, Hexagon Lab

13:35 – 14:00

Knowledge, Skills, and Connections for the 21st Century Government

Organized by Apolitical, this session will explore the essential knowledge, skills, and connections needed for effective governance in the 21st century. Through interactive discussions and networking opportunities, participants will gain insights into best practices, emerging trends, and innovative approaches to government leadership and management.

Moderator:


Robyn Scott
Co-Founder and CEO, Apolitical

Panelists:

Gianluca Sgueo
Faculty Member, School of Public Affairs – Paris – Sciences Po

João Dias
President of the Board of Directors of the Administrative Modernization Agency, Portugal

14:15 – 15:45

LUNCH BREAK

PLENARY

15:45 – 16:10

Fireside chat - The Impact of Technology in Education

This session will feature a candid conversation between leaders in education and digital governance, exploring the transformative potential of technology in shaping the future of learning. From experiences in Greece and Spain, the panelists will discuss the integration of digital tools in educational practices, challenges in bridging the digital divide in education, and the role of policymakers in driving innovation.


Kyriakos Pierrakakis
Minister of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports of the Government of Greece, Former Minister of Digital Governance

Manuel Muñiz
Provost at IE University; Former Secretary of Global Spain at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain

16:10 – 16:55

Towards a Single European Govtech Market

This panel will discuss the prospects and challenges of establishing a unified Govtech market across Europe, exploring strategies for fostering collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the European Govtech ecosystem. Topics will include regulatory harmonization, cross-border cooperation, and supporting startups and SMEs in the Govtech sector.

Moderator:


Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano Goñi
Founder and CEO of Gobe Studio, G4I Chief Knowledge Strategist, Spain

Panelists:


Pedro Tavares
Former State Secretary for Justice, Portugal


Nicolas Brien
Chairman of the European Startup Network, France
Mark Boris Andrijanič

Former minister of digital transformation of Slovenia. Member of the governing board, European Institute of Technology (EIT), UK


David Osimo
Director of Research, Lisbon Council


Giovanna Galasso
Partner, EU Account lead, Intellera Consulting

16:55 – 17:35

Chief Innovation Officers: the new wave

This panel will delve into the evolving role of Chief Innovation Officers (CIOs) in municipal governments. Featuring CIOs from cities like Syracuse, Boston, and South Bend, the discussion will explore how these leaders drive innovation agendas, foster cross-sector collaborations, and navigate challenges to implement transformative solutions.
Moderator:


Fernando Fernández-Monge
Senior Associate with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Spain

Panelists:


Nicolas Diaz Amigo

Chief Innovation Officer of the City of Syracuse, USA


Santiago Garces
Chief Innovation Officer of the City of Boston, USA

Denise Linn Riedl
Chief Innovation Officer of the City of South Bend, Indiana, USA

HALL 1

15:45 – 16:25

Inteligencia generativa en el sector público: mejorando la productividad y la calidad del servicio 🇪🇸

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Santiago Garces
Chief Innovation Officer of the City of Boston, USA

Ignacio Azorín
Digital Strategy Director, Community of Madrid, Spain

Javier Gonzalez Sanchez
Executive Director Public Sector, IBM

Josep Aracil Gallardo
Director of Government and Public Services, Inetum

María Pérez Naranjo
General Directorate of Digital Strategy, Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain

16:25 – 17:05

Panel de la Comunidad de Madrid 🇪🇸

More information to be announced soon.

17:05 – 17:35

Gemelos Digitales: casos de uso para la Planificación y Gestión de Recursos Públicos 🇪🇸

Moderator:


Samir Kayali
Chairman Executive URBIM, Spain

Panelists:


Javier Fernández Rodríguez
General Director of Digital Strategy and AI, Government of Asturias, Spain


Javier Fernández Gilabert
General Director of Digital Transformation, Government of the Region of Murcia, Spain


Fernando de Pablo
Digital Office Director, City of Madrid, Spain

HALL 2

15:45 – 16:25

Procurement as an enabler of government innovation: state of the art

Discover how procurement drives government innovation. Experts discuss cutting-edge procurement practices, showcasing success stories and emerging trends. Get up to date on how innovative procurement is transforming governance, optimizing resources, and enhancing public services worldwide.

Moderator:


Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano Goñi
Founder and CEO of Gobe Studio, G4I Chief Knowledge Strategist, Spain

Panelists:


Rafael Carvalho de Fassio
State Attorney of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Johnny Hugill
Director, PUBLIC, UK


Stoney Burke
Founder and CEO, Aquia Group and former Head of U.S. Federal Affairs for Amazon Web Services, USA


Giovanna Galasso
Partner, EU Account lead, Intellera Consulting

16:25 – 17:05

The Global Movement for Govtech

Organized by the GovTech Global Alliance, this panel will examine the global landscape of Govtech initiatives and partnerships. With speakers from diverse backgrounds including government representatives from Scotland, Lithuania, and Brazil, the discussion will explore trends, best practices, and opportunities for collaboration in the Govtech space on a global scale. Topics may include international cooperation, knowledge sharing, and driving innovation in public services.

Moderator:

Sofía Silva Carballido
Project Manager at Gobe Studio

Panelists:


Alexander Holt
International ecosystems, Scottish Government, Founder and Co-chair of Govtech Global Alliance

Kamila Gasinska
Kamila Gasinksa
Lead at Govtech Lithuania


Guilherme Dominguez
Executive Director of BrazilLAB

17:05 – 17:35

Redesigning Public Value: a Citizen-Centric Perspective

Focused on citizen-centric approaches to public value creation, this panel will discuss strategies for redesigning public services to better meet the needs and preferences of citizens. With speakers from diverse backgrounds, including Visa Government Solutions, the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, and public services design, the discussion will explore innovative methodologies, tools, and case studies aimed at enhancing citizen engagement, satisfaction, and trust in government services.

Moderator:


Loredana Stan
Director at Novagob

Panelists:

Mark Palmer
VP, Visa Government Solutions, Europe

Josep María Flores
Head of Innovation, Directorate for Digital Administration, Government of Catalonia


Bruno Monteiro
Policy Analyst, OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

María Izquierdo
Public Services Designer

17:40 – 18:30

SOCIAL EVENT

Invitation only – more information to be announced soon

DAY 2

PLENARY

10:00 – 10:40

Promise and Perils of Technology in Fragile and Conflict Settings

This panel will examine the unique challenges and opportunities of deploying digital technologies in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Drawing on experiences from Ukraine, Sierra Leone, and insights from the IMF, the discussion will explore the potential of technology to drive stability, economic development, and humanitarian assistance while mitigating risks such as digital exclusion and cyber threats.

Moderator:

Miguel de Corral
Strategy and Operations Officer at the World Bank ‘s (WB) Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group

Panelists:


Valeriya Ionan
Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Ukraine


Salima Bah
Minister of Communication, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Sierra Leone

Franck Bousquet
Deputy Director, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

10:40 – 11:05

Keynote: GovTech 2.0: Powering economies and empowering people


Simon Willis

Vice President, Public Sector, Mastercard, United Kingdom

11:05 – 11:45

Closing the Inequality Gap through the Digitalization of Public Institutions

This panel will examine how digitalization can be leveraged to address societal inequalities and enhance the inclusivity of public institutions. Drawing on experiences from international organizations and governance experts, the discussion will highlight strategies for ensuring equitable access to digital services, promoting digital literacy, and building inclusive digital ecosystems to empower marginalized communities.

Moderator:

Keyzom Ngodup Massally
Chief Digital Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and member of the board of the Digital Public Goods Alliance

Panelists:

Roby Senderowitsch
Practice Manager for Public Administration at the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank (WB)


Kamya Chandra

Chief Strategy Officer at the Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure


Alexia Peralta

Director E-Governance and Digitalization Unit; Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and E-Governance, Belize

HALL 1

10:00 – 10:40

Securing a Safer World (and the Space Beyond)

Exploring the intersection of technology, security, and space exploration, this panel will discuss strategies for ensuring global security in an increasingly digitized and interconnected world. Panelists, including representatives from the EU Satellite Centre and Spanish Spatial Agency, will address challenges such as cybersecurity, space governance, and the role of emerging technologies in safeguarding our planet and beyond.

Moderator:


Pablo Alonso
Executive Director of the Provost’s Office at IE University

Panelists:

Sorin Ducaru
Director, the European Union Satellite Centre

Juan C. Sánchez Delgado
Director of Safety & Planning, Spanish Spatial Agency

Noelia Sánchez-Ortiz
Co-Founder of Arribes and Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III

10:40 – 11:20

Blueprint for Innovation: Launching a GovTech Strategy in Your Government

This panel will provide insights into developing and implementing Govtech strategies within government institutions. Featuring speakers with experience in Govtech innovation from organizations such as CORLab, Chile GovLab, and the City of Madrid, the discussion will cover key elements of successful Govtech strategies, including stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and fostering a culture of innovation within government.

Moderator:

Laura Kirchner
Project Manager at Gobe Studio

Panelists:

Luciano Crisafulli
Undersecretary of Knowledge Economy and Govtech Ecosystem, CORLab
Orlando Rojas
Orlando Rojas
Executive Director, Chile GovLab

Enrique Zapata
Coordinator of Data Intelligence, Govtech, and Open Government, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean

Fernando de Pablo
Digital Office Director, City of Madrid, Spain

11:20 – 11:45

Panel Cataluña 🇪🇸

More information to be announced soon

HALL 2

10:00 – 10:40

Digital Identity: Empowering Socio-Economic Development Through Technology

Focused on digital identity systems, this panel will discuss how technology can empower socio-economic development by providing secure and inclusive digital identities. Featuring speakers from the government of Monterrey and Chile, the discussion will explore the potential of digital identity solutions to improve access to services, enhance financial inclusion, and strengthen e-governance.

Moderator:


Chuy Cepeda

CEO and Co-founder, OS City, Mexico

Panelists:


Cintia Smith
Secretary of Innovation and Open Government of the Government of Monterrey

Matthias Broner

Head of Growth LATAM, MatterLabs

Alfonso Campenni
Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina

10:40 – 11:20

The Civil Service as a Multiplier of Digital Transformation

This panel will examine the role of the civil service in driving digital transformation initiatives at the regional level. With insights from leaders in environmental authority, former government ministers, and representatives from the Asian Development Bank, the discussion will explore strategies for building digital capacity within government agencies and driving sustainable development goals.

Moderator:

Borja Santos Porras
Associate Vice Dean for Learning Innovation, IE University

Panelists:

Olga Lucía Alfonso
Director of environmental authority of Tolima (CORTOLIMA)

Diego Molano
Former Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of the Government of Colombia


Javier Bikandi
General Director of Coordination and Digital Strategy, Diputación de Bizkaia, Spain


Luanna Roncaratti
Digital Government Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Management, Brazil

Paco Soler
General Manager, ISDI corporate

11:20 – 11:45

Enabling mechanisms for a digital transition

This panel will discuss the enabling mechanisms necessary for a successful digital transition in government. With representatives from Sao Paulo, Uruguay, Andalucía, and the UNDP, the discussion will cover topics such as procurement frameworks, digital infrastructure, and capacity building to support digital transformation initiatives.


Hebert Paguas

Director, Agency for the Development of Electronic Government Management and the Information and Knowledge Society; Director General in the Presidency of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro

Resident Representative at UNDP, Uruguay

11:45 – 12:25

COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY

12:25 – 13:05

Government Data Capacities for Better Decision-Making

This panel will explore the role of government in enhancing data capabilities to inform decision-making processes. Speakers, including representatives from municipal governments like Madrid and Syracuse, will share insights into building data-driven cultures, developing data infrastructures, and harnessing data analytics to improve service delivery and governance.

Moderator:


Mara Balestrini
Digital Transformation Lead Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Lab

Panelists:


Fernando de Pablo
General Director of the Digital Office of the City of Madrid


João Carabetta
Chief Data Officer of the City of Rio de Janeiro

Joy Bonaguro
Former Chief Data Officer of the State of California and the City of San Francisco

Nicolas Diaz Amigo
Chief Innovation and Data Officer of the City of Syracuse

13:05 – 13:30

Investing in the Future Digital Public Infrastructure

This panel will explore the importance of investing in digital public infrastructure to foster innovation and sustainable development. With speakers from organizations such as the Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure and the UNDP, the discussion will focus on strategies for building robust digital foundations, promoting interoperability, and maximizing the societal impact of digital investments.

Moderator:

Daniel Abadie
Senior Technical Advisor, Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure

Panelists:

Kamya Chandra
Chief Strategy Officer at the Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure

Keyzom Ngodup Massally
Chief Digital Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and member of the board of the Digital Public Goods Alliance


David Eaves
Associate Professor and Deputy Director at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose of the University College London (UCL), United Kingdom

HALL 1

12:25 – 13:05

Tech for Good: Navigating the Govtech and Impact Investment Nexus

Focused on the intersection of Govtech and impact investment, this panel will explore how technology can be leveraged to address societal challenges and create positive social impact. The discussion will examine trends, opportunities, and challenges in funding Govtech ventures that aim to generate both financial returns and social benefits.

Moderator:

Natalia Laguyas
Senior Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Lab

Panelists:


Fil Lekkas
Strategy Manager, Lightrock, United Kingdom

13:05 – 13:30

Governments as AI Users and Enablers

Focused on the intersection of government and artificial intelligence (AI), this panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of AI adoption in the public sector. With policymakers such as a Mexican Senator and a Member of the European Parliament, along with experts in AI partnerships, the discussion will address the role of governments in AI governance, ethical AI deployment, and fostering AI-driven innovation.

Moderator:

Yolanda Martínez
Lead of GovStack Initiative at the International Telecommunications Union (UN- ITU)

Panelists:

Alejandra Lagunes
Senator of the Mexican Republic

Benjamin Supple
Founder off SuppleMind; former Global Head of Public Sector & Nonprofit Partnerships at Meta Business Messaging

Marc Realp
Secretary of telecommunications and digital transformation, Government of Catalonia, Spain

HALL 2

12:25 – 13:05

Technology & Justice: Building trust in the 21st century

Aitor Cubo
Director General Digital Transformation of the Justice Administration, Ministry of the Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Courts

Miguel Porrúa
Digital Government Principal Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD)


Pedro Tavares
Former State Secretary for Justice, Portugal

13:05 – 13:30

Navigating Digital Regulations: Impact on SME Competitiveness in Europe

Explore the intricate landscape of digital regulations and their effects on the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Join industry experts as they navigate the complexities of regulatory frameworks, analyzing their implications for SMEs. Gain valuable insights into strategies for SMEs to thrive in the face of evolving digital regulations, fostering innovation and ensuring sustainable growth in the European market.

Moderator:


Rachel Dignam
Director of Public Affairs for Europe, SAGE

Panelists:

Adriana Maldonado
Member of the European Parliament 

Isabel Benjumea
Member of the European Parliament


Alexa Möller
COO at Polyteia

13:30 – 15:00

LUNCH BREAK

PLENARY

15:00 – 15:40

Fireside chat - North-South Collaboration: Two-Way Circulation of Tech talent and Capital

This fireside chat will explore the dynamics of North-South collaboration in the tech industry, focusing on the exchange of talent and capital between regions. With perspectives from the Minister of Communication, Technology, and Innovation of Sierra Leone and the Lead of GovStack Initiative at the UN-ITU, the discussion will highlight opportunities and challenges for fostering mutual growth and innovation in the global tech ecosystem.
Salima Bah
Minister of Communication, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Sierra Leone

Yolanda Martinez
Lead of GovStack Initiative at the International Telecommunications Union (UN- ITU), Switzerland

15:40 – 16:20

Investing in public-interest technologies

More to be announced

16:20 – 17:00

Leveraging Technology for a Better Urban Living

Focused on the urban landscape, this panel will delve into the applications of technology to enhance city living experiences. Panelists will share insights from their work in cities like Amsterdam, San Francisco, and South Bend, discussing initiatives related to smart mobility, data-driven governance, and fostering innovation ecosystems to create more sustainable and livable urban environments.

Moderator:


Fernando Fernández-Monge
Senior Associate with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Spain

Gemma Schepers
CEO, Smart Mobility at the City of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Joy Bonaguro
Former Chief Data Officer, State of California and the City of San Francisco, USA
Denise Linn Riedl
Chief Innovation Officer of the City of South Bend, Indiana, USA

Daniel Nieto
Vice President, Public Sector Mastercard

17:00 – 17:40

Collaborating to Deliver Value with Data

This panel will explore collaborative approaches to leveraging data for societal benefit. With speakers from organizations like The Open Mobility Foundation and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, the discussion will delve into how cross-sector partnerships can unlock the value of data in areas such as urban mobility, innovation ecosystems, and public service delivery.


Andrew Glass Hastings
Executive Director of The Open Mobility Foundation (OMF)

Laura Halenius

Project Manager at Sitra, Finnish Innovation Fund

Stefaan Verhulst
Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer at the Governance Laboratory at New York University

HALL 1

15:00 – 15:40

Unveiling cloud transformation in the public sector

More to be announced

15:40 – 16:20

Bringing government payments into the digital era: Lessons from Europe

Mastercard will facilitate a panel discussion sharing lessons from governments around Europe with innovative approaches to digitalizing government payments. From the disbursement of welfare and pension payments to the transformation of tax and receivable collection systems to the modernization of procurement systems, we will address practical approaches to modernizing public sector infrastructure with examples from leading European GovTech models.

Moderator:


Solveig Honoré Hatton
Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Mastercard

More to be announced

16:20 – 17:00

European GovTech Projects: Learnings from the ground

Join us for an insightful discussion as we delve into the realm of European GovTech projects, exploring firsthand experiences, successes, and challenges encountered on the ground. From revolutionizing public service delivery to fostering innovation in governance, our panelists will share valuable insights and lessons learned from their involvement in diverse GovTech initiatives across Europe.

Moderator:


Natalia Aristimuño
Director of Digital Enablers & Innovation, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Digital Services (DIGIT)


Johnny Hugill
Deputy Director and Procurement Expert, PUBLIC

Javier Bikandi
General Director of Coordination and Digital Strategy, Diputación de Bizkaia

Marina Manzoni
Policy officer and Project Manager, Joint Research Center of the European Commission

17:00 – 17:40

Smarter Regulation for a Better Data Use

Focused on regulatory frameworks, this panel will examine strategies for ensuring responsible and effective data utilization. Drawing from the perspectives of policymakers like a Member of the European Parliament and a Mexican Senator, along with experts in digital policy and strategy, the discussion will address topics such as data governance, privacy protection, and fostering innovation while upholding regulatory standards.


Pilar del Castillo Vera
Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on The Data Act


Alejandra Lagunes
Senator, Government of Mexico, Mexico


Stoney Burke
Founder and CEO, Aquia Group

Miguel Ferrer
Director Strategy & Public Policy, Adigital

HALL 2

15:00 – 17:40

Three Continents, One Story - What Works in Digital Government?

Roundtable, hosted by the ADB, IADB and CDPI

Open to all registered G4I participants

Nine public sector leaders from Africa, Asia and Latin America will be sharing key insights on their digital transformation journeys and their Government’s experiences with Govtech. Hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Center for Digital Public Infrastructure (CDPI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the roundtable will shine the light on the diverse opportunities and challenges related to Govtech adoption, followed by an informal networking session with the audience. Keen to meet champions of Government transformation from around the globe face to face? Join this roundtable session!

17:40 – 18:30

SOCIAL EVENT

Invitation only – more information to be announced soon

DAY 3

PLENARY

10:00 – 10:40

Towards a Coherent and Sustainable Transformation - Securing GovTech Whole-of-Government Approaches

Focused on GovTech initiatives, this panel will discuss strategies for achieving coherent and sustainable digital transformations across government agencies. With insights from practitioners in Pakistan and Georgia, the discussion will address challenges such as interoperability, data governance, and building capacity for digital innovation.
Moderator:

Charles Blanco
Senior Public Sector Specialist & Govtech, World Bank Group

Faisal Shahzad
Project Director of the Public Sector Modernization Project of the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Mikheil Chikviladze
Deputy Head of the Analytical Department, Georgia Revenue Service

Jennifer Duncan
Vice President, Public Sector, Mastercard

10:40 – 11:20

Fostering Grassroots Technology: Govtech Startups

This panel will spotlight Govtech startups and their role in driving innovation and transformation in government services. Featuring founders and executives from startups like IDOVEN, CitizenLab, Vision Plan, and Glass, the discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by Govtech startups, their innovative solutions, and their potential to disrupt traditional approaches to governance.
Moderator:

Ignacio Azorín
Digital Strategy Director, Comunidad de Madrid

Manuel Marina Breysse
Co-founder and Executive Director at IDOVEN

Wietse Van Ransbeeck
Co-Founder and Executive Director of CitizenLab

Joseph Oliver
CEO at Vision Plan

Paola Santana
Founder and Executive Director at Glass

11:20 – 12:00

Urban Data as a Public Infrastructure

This panel will examine the role of urban data as a critical public infrastructure for driving smarter and more sustainable cities. With insights from leaders in urban mobility and data analytics, the discussion will explore innovative approaches to collecting, analyzing, and leveraging urban data to improve transportation systems, urban planning, and quality of life for residents.
Moderator:

Fernando Fernández-Monge
Senior Associate with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

Andrew Glass Hastings
Executive Director of The Open Mobility Foundation (OMF)

Gemma Schepers
CEO, Smart Mobility at the City of Amsterdam

Oleguer Sagarra
Co-founder & Co-CEO, Dribia

12:00 – 12:40

Revolutionizing Govtech Markets: Lessons from the US on crafting a Market That Powers Change


Stoney Burke
Founder and CEO, Aquia Group

Isabel Rioja-Scott

Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy Madrid

Carolyn Supple
Strategy and Public Affairs, Office of the CEO, Google Public Sector

Paola Santana
Founder & CEO, Glass

12:40 – 13:00

Closing Keynote

More to be announced

HALL 1

10:00 – 10:40

Bridging the Gap: Citizens, Tech, and Open Government (organized by the Open Government Partnership)

This panel, organized by the Open Government Partnership, will explore how technology and open government initiatives can bridge the gap between citizens and governments. Featuring speakers from diverse backgrounds, including the Foundation for Public Code and the government of Spain, the discussion will highlight innovative approaches to citizen engagement, transparency, and participatory governance.
Moderator:


Rudi Borrmann
Director of the Local program at the Open Government Partnership


Lázaro Tuñón Sastre

Deputy General Director of Open Government, Government of Spain


Ben Cerveny
Chairman and President, Foundation for Public Code, Netherlands


Thai Jungpanich
Director of Strategic Partnerships at Political Watch, Spain


María Pía Junquera,
General Director of Citizen Participation, Madrid City Council, Spain

10:40 – 11:20

GovTech dynamism: supporting companies with public value to enhance economic competitiveness and prosperity


Leyre Madariaga
Director of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurship, Government of the Basque Country, Spain

More to be announced

11:20 – 12:00

De Ciudad emprendedora a Ayuntamiento emprendedor


Michael Donaldson
Commissioner for Digital Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance of the Barcelona City Council, Spain

Angel Niño
Councilor, Delegate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Area, Madrid City Council, Spain

Alicia Izquierdo García
Councilor for the Area of Innovation, Urban Digitalization, Promotion of Technological and Business Investment and Investment Attraction, Málaga City Council, Spain

HALL 2

10:00 – 10:40

Relación público-privada para la transformación rural (en Español)

Moderator:

Sofía Silva Carballido
Project Manager at Gobe Studio

Ángeles Marín Andreu
General Director for Policies against Depopulation, Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spanish Government


Juan Angel Morejudo
Vicecouncelor of Digital Transformation, Government of la Junta de Castilla La Mancha, Spain


Antonio Ibañez Pascual
Director General of Telecommunications & Digital Administration, Department of Mobility and Digital Transformation, Government of Castilla y León


Antonio Calvo Roy
Director of Sustainability at Redeia, Spain

10:40 – 11:20

Una nueva generación de laboratorios govtech

Explore the future of GovTech labs in this discussion. Discover innovative approaches and emerging trends shaping the next generation of public services. Learn how these labs foster collaboration, experimentation, and innovation to address complex challenges.

Luciano Crisafulli
Founder and CEO of the Govtech Innovation Laboratory of Córdoba, Argentina


Enrique Zapata
Coordinator of Data Intelligence, Govtech, and Open Government at the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico


Javier Madariaga
Senior Consultant of the Discovery Unit at IDB Lab, Argentina


Guilherme Dominguez
Co-founder and CEO of BrazilLAB, Brazil

Saioa Leguinagoicoa
Head of Digital Strategy Service of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, Spain

11:20 – 12:00

Simplicidad en Acción: Casos de Éxito en la Simplificación Administrativa a través de la Tecnología

Elena Liria
Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for the Digital Administration of the Community of Madrid, Spain

José Manuel García Duarte
Chief Information Technology Officer, Government of the Valencian Community, Spain

Núria Espuny i Salvadó
Director General of Digital Transformación, Government of Catalunya, Spain

Javier Fernández Rodríguez
General Director of Digital Strategy and AI, Government of Asturias, Spain