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WIN FORUM: The Next Generation Digital Government

  • 1150 18th Street Northwest Suite 100 Washington, DC 20036 (map)

The Japan Information & Culture Center, the Embassy of Japan and the Washington Innovation Network (WIN) are pleased to introduce experts in the fields of digital society/economy, innovation, and human resources development for the next generation.

In the very near future, Asia will be at the epicenter of a global economy through its development of advanced concepts and technologies revolving around the Internet of Things, AI, Blockchain technology, Big Data and Cloud technology. Traditional e-governments have been government centric. In contrast, the goal of the next generation of digital governments will be to construct a system of strong public-private collaboration domestically as well as internationally.

The speakers will discuss emerging challenges created by the prospective formation of digital governments in Asia and address the opportunities for advancing US-Japan collaboration in response. They will also examine the importance of human resources development in supporting digital governments manage these challenges.


Dr. Toshio Obi, Professor Emeritus of Information and Communication Policy at Waseda University, Tokyo 

Dr. Naoko Iwasaki, Professor at the Insitute of eGovernment at Waseda University,Tokyo

A representative from The U.S. Digital Service will also speak about the United States government's policies and strategies for digital government.