Digital government: accelerating public sector transformation

Ireland’s digital government strategy is about to step up a gear, but some practices are proving hard to change

Kevin O’Loughlin, chief executive of Nostra: ‘One government agency we work with is very progressive and ahead of older private sector organisations’

The European Commission and European Parliament’s post-Covid recovery plan was broadly welcomed by the business community, with the tech sector in particular seeing opportunity arise out of disruption. The €750 billion NextGenerationEU recovery fund is intended to help rebuild a Europe that will be “greener, more digital, more resilient and a better fit for the current and forthcoming challenges”.

The commitment to digital is something that technology vendors are particularly excited about. “In terms of ...