Under the High Patronage of His Excellency, The President of the Lebanese Republic
GENERAL MICHEL AOUN
The Minister of State for Administrative Reform, Her Excellency, Dr. Inaya Ezzeddine hosts the
Head of Computing Research, Birmingham City University
Senior Manager, EY Advisory Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security
Head of Centre for Computational Science, UCL, UK
Lead Data Scientist, DWP Digital, UK Government
UNDP Regional Manager, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Initiative
Co-founder, United Kingdom Government Digital Service
Professor of Cyber Security, Birmingham City University
Co-founder, United Kingdom Government Digital Service
Vice President, APIs & Ecosystems, TM Forum
Chief Digital Officer, UK Cloud
Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Axway, France
Policy Analyst, Digital Government Team, OECD
Program of the Digital Transformation Conference 2018, March 12-13
On Lebanon’s Strategy for Digital Transformation
– Ali Abdallah, Senior Advisor on Lebanon Digital Government and UK Academic .
UK Experience of Digitally Transforming Government –
Tom Loosemore, Co-Founder of Digital Government, UK .
Digital is key for effective, efficient and transparent modern governments –
Peter Mousley, Program Leader, Mena Region, World Bank Group .
Vision and Roadmap for Government Digital Transformation –
Her Excellency Minister of State for Administrative Reform, Dr Inaya Ezzeddine .
Executive Support for the National Strategy for a Future Digital Nation –
The President of the Republic of Lebanon, His Excellency General Michel Aoun
Cocktail & Lunch break
A Digital Architecture for Bringing Government into the Information Age –
Ali Abdallah, Senior Advisor on Lebanon Digital Government and UK Academic.
Demo: Integrating Citizen-Faced Government Information –
Design Principles and Standards for Internet-era Government –
Andrew Greenway, Team Leader of UK’s Digital Service Standard.
How the UK Got to No1 in the UN’s Digital Government Rankings –
Tom Loosemore, Co-Founder of Digital Government, UK.
14:15-15:30: Panel Discussion on Digital Foundation: Connectivity, Capability, Legislation and Reform.
Toward Total Fiber Optic Communication Connectivity throughout Lebanon –
Dr Imad Kreidieh, Chairman of Ogero.
Work in progress: Lebanese Cyber Laws –
His Excellency Samer Saade, Member of the Lebanese Parliament.
Opportunity and Challenges for Attracting and Retaining Digital Talents in Government –
Lina Ouidat, Consultant to the President of the Council of Ministers.
A Pipeline of Digital Talents: Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Government –
Dr Wassim Hajj, Head of Computer Science Department, AUB.
Technology Infrastructure: Private, public and Hybrid Clouds –
Iain Patterson, UK Cloud, UK.
Data Platforms: from Closed Silos to the Open World through Application Programming Interfaces – (APIs) –
Dr Antoine Rizk, VP Global Supply Chain, Axway, France.
Cybersecurity at Scale: Securing Government Digital Services –
Dr Paul Kearney, Professor of Cybersecurity and Former Chief Security Researcher at British Telecom, UK.
Common Platforms: A Citizen-Centered Identity Management Platform –
Dr Maya Chehab, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young specialising in Identity and Access Management.
Complex Services: Rapid Digital Product Delivery enabled by Microservices Orchestration with Open Standards –
Antonio Nehme, Digital Researcher, Birmingham City University, UK.
The Virtual Human: In Silico Methods for Personalised Medicine –
Dr Peter Coveney, Head of Centre for Computational Science, UCL, UK.
Qs & As
Registration / Networking
Open Data as an Effective Mean for Corruption Prevention –
Arkan El-Seblani, Regional Manager, Anti-Corruption, UN Development Programme.
Demo: Open Data Platforms for Central and Provincial Governments –
Mohamad Chehab, Software Architect, OMSAR.
Open Data for Local Strategies –
Dr Ryan Dunn, Lead Data Scientist, DWP Digital, UK Government
Stimulating Data Economies through TM Forum Open APIs –
Joann O’Brien, Vice president TM Forum, US.
11:00-12:15: Panel Discussion: Invigorating National Digital Economy.
Her Excellency Dr Inaya Ezzeddine, Minister of Administrative Reform
His Excellency Riad Salameh, Governor of Bank du Liban
Peter Mousley, Program Leader, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, Mena Region, World Bank Group
Charbel Fakhoury, Vice president, Microsoft
Alain Bifani, General Director, Ministry of Finance
Case Study: Redesigning the Commercial Register Project –
Dr Tania Zaroubi, Head of Interoperability Team, OMSAR.
Case Study: The National Social Security Automation Project –
Dr Mohammad Yassine, Consultant National Social Security
Case Study: Finance –
Talal F. Salman, Ministry of Finance.
Case Study: Ministry of Interior –
General Elias Khoury, Director General of Civil Status, Ministry of Interior and Municipalities.
Governing the Digital Transformation of the Public Sector –
João Ricardo Vasconcelos, Policy Analyst, Digital Government Team, OECD.
14:40-15:40: Panel Discussion: How to Sustain the Digital Transformation Programme?
World Bank Group –
Paul Welton, Lead Financial Management Specialist, Governance Global Practice
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia –
H. E. Dr Mohaed Ali AlHakim, Under-Secretary-General
European Union Embassy –
Rien Neiland, Head of Section on Governance and Security
United Nation development Programme –
Philippe Lazzarini, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
The Way Forward: Action Plan –
Her Excellency Minister of State for Administrative Reform, Dr Inaya Ezzeddine
Upcoming Digital Transformation Events and Workshops
Hearing the voice of digital industry on developing a new approach to policies and schemes that make Lebanon’s digital industry a substantial part of the government’s supply chain and to accelerate its growth into a digital powerhouse that fuels the regional knowledge economy.
The government is setting high ambitions to deliver citizen-centered digital services which are clearer, simpler, faster and more convenient for users. We will hear the voice of civic societies to inform the development of an ambitious government digital transformation strategy.
Modern governments face complex challenges. Partnerships with academia are vital for building in-house capacity, acquiring modern skills, keeping up with progress and incorporating digital innovation. We will hear the voice of academics regarding the initiation of new strategic collaboration between academia and government in Lebanon.
The government is setting high ambitions to deliver citizen-centered digital services which are clearer, simpler, faster and more convenient for users. We will hear the voice of women’s associations to inform the development of an ambitious government digital transformation strategy.
The Digital Government Conference 2018 brings together digital leaders from across the Lebanese government, private sector and academia to share lessons learned from the delivery of existing digital projects, discuss innovative international trends aimed at transforming the relationship between citizen and the state, and critically assess our current strategic approach to e-government with a view of adopting best international practices for the future delivery of government digital information and services.