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World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai dates announced

Official dates for the next edition of the World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai have been announced. It will take place in November 22-25, 2020.

The event is a four-day summit that will gather over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.

The World Government Summit– Expo 2020 will present new platforms and exceptional ideas to foster forward-looking government culture on a global scale. It will also offer the world’s biggest centre for government practices and specialised research in future government work.

Just as we have done for the past three years, OPSI will launch its annual ‘Embracing Innovation Trends: Global Report’ during this major event.

To develop this report, we undertake an international crowdsourcing exercise, called the ‘Call for Innovations’, to surface hundreds of cutting-edge innovation examples and case studies. The examples we unearth through this process directly informs our trends analysis and some become the case studies we cover in-depth in the annual global report.

The ‘Call for Innovations’ is a great way to publicise and share learning from your government’s or public organisation’s innovation efforts. Check out the most recent Embracing Innovation Trends: Global Report 2019 to see the top three trends we covered this year. these were:

  1. Invisible to visible: Governments in recent years have made transparency and openness a focus, but the insights, perspectives and opinions of citizens and residents remain largely invisible. Governments may also struggle to see the different paths they can take to design successful policies and services. Governments are taking innovative steps to make these invisible factors visible.
  2. Opening doors: The complexity of government has traditionally limited participation and minimised public value for underserved populations. But new technologies, open data, and the emergence of new business models have created space for governments to explore new opportunities that open doors to the public value of government.
  3. Machine readable world: Our world is being translated into bits and bytes that can be read by machines and fed into algorithms. Governments are innovating to reconceive the way policy and legislation is created by making them machine-readable. They have also begun to digitise human characteristics, senses, and surroundings to deliver innovative services and interventions.

Just as a ‘heads-up’, we will announce the opening of the annual ‘Call for Innovations’ early in the (Northern Hemisphere) Autumn of 2019.

So, familiarise yourself with our submission process and guidelines and start thinking about what your organisation could submit when we officially open the Call…

Stay tuned!