ICA provides officials in national governments with a vehicle for addressing the key issues and emerging policies related to the development and implementation of e-Government and remains an international forum to support senior managers in the formulation of policies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government administration.
ICA therefore does not sit on the sidelines with respect to the Information Society. We are an interconnected world where each of us must play a role in shaping the vision and collaborating across jurisdictions. The 21st Century is truly a time of opportunity for government, as the global community becomes a reality.
Each year ICA's officers identify an issue of vital importance in the realisation of its objectives as the theme for its Annual Conference. The ICA 41st Conference (held this year in Ireland at the Grand Hotel Malahide in Dublin, Ireland) once again provided all delegates with more solutions for our interconnected world. Taking as its theme 'Building Trust Through Transformational Government'; over three days more than 20 speakers, including guest Keynote speakers, from some 16 countries, asked the questions and then provided the right answers, while 80 delegates from about 30 countries took the opportunity to add their knowledge and wisdom on this important issue.
The ICA Board would like to record their thanks to the Government Of Ireland, with particular thanks to Tim Duggan, Enda Holland and their support team for the superb organisation and service support throughout the conference.