Digital Transformation – The roadmap to economic recovery
Last year, governments have accelerated their digital transformation to help contain the pandemic. Projects involved include innovating with public services, and enabling new collaborations.
With 2021 set to be the year of rebuilding, countries begin to recover and are now faced with questions pertaining to bridging the digital gaps and driving innovations required for economies to bounce back.
In partnership with GovInsider, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will be inviting innovators from the public sector across Asia Pacific to share how they are pivoting to digital services to enable an inclusive and resilient economic recovery.
This event will cover key topics on:
- Embarking on a sustainable digital transformation: Tech policy priorities for an inclusive recovery
- Pivoting to digital services to rebuild after the pandemic
- Panel discussion with digital innovators across Asia Pacific to chart the path toward a digital- driven recovery
Jonathan Wong, Chief of Technology and Innovation, UNESCAP
As Chief of Technology and Innovation at UNESCAP, Jonathan advises governments across APAC on how they can embark on digital transformation and achieve sustainable development goals.
He joined ESCAP from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), where he was the inaugural Head of Innovation. He has extensive experience in social innovation and entrepreneurship, impact investing, and tech for good. He also has substantial technology and innovation policy expertise, having advised governments across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Fatima Elleouet, Head of Business Development Government, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Fatima has 20 years’ experience in communication and network technologies. She is leading the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise government and smart city strategy, selecting the right technology to connect government, cities and their citizens. Her experience in other industries such as education and hospitality, brought her in-depth understanding of various customer challenges, business processes and ecosystems.
She has an MBA and a Computer science engineering degree and enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and playing tennis.
Dirk Dumortier, Head of Business Development Smart-City and Healthcare, Asia Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Dirk Dumortier is ALE’s Head of Business Development Smart-City and Healthcare in Asia Pacific (APAC). He is an experienced director having worked with healthcare, education, hospitality and government organizations in APAC to guide their digital transformation journeys. Dirk has also overseen the launch of ALE’s full cloud offering, and explored China’s market readiness for Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) in the healthcare industry.
As a former Vice-President of Communications and Cloud sales leader in China, his experience has helped him develop extensive knowledge of end-to-end and converged solutions (network, communications, unified communications and collaboration, video, contact centre, cloud, on-demand, and XaaS models) as well as a deep understanding of regional challenges and requirements.
Abhishek Singh, CEO National e-Governance Division, CEO of Digital India
Abhishek is one of India’s most senior tech officials, and leads India’s digital transformation efforts. He has been leading the Digital India programme, Prime Minister Modi’s flagship digital transformation initiative, since 2020. The programme is responsible for setting up the national digital ID program and increasing India’s digital literacy.
He was also named President and CEO of the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) in November 2019. The division leads the implementation of e-government projects for various ministries.
Johnny Plate, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Indonesia
As Indonesia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Plate formulates national policies in the field of communication and information technology. He oversees the ministry's ongoing programs to enhance Indonesia's ICT infrastructure, build the ICT capabilities of small businesses and citizens, and tackle the issue of fake news.