The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) was first introduced in 2008 as the Future Leaders Programme (FLP). Today some of the participants to the programme hold key government positions and a number even lead an active role in the ICA community.
The aim of this programme is to introduce new “Thought Leaders”. By fostering innovation and disruptiveness the ELP will further expand the ICA exchange experience and networking but mainly support the responsiveness to new challenges by identifying key topics of interest to be addressed through collaboration and co-creation in ICA led common work/study groups.
The ELP objectives will:
- Allow emerging leaders of digital governments from all over the world to benefit from the ICA community experience & network, and vice versa.
- Bring together these emerging leaders onto the ICA common platform in order to allow opportunity to interact and collaborate towards delivering key outcomes on strategic topics which are of interest to both the emerging leaders and ICA.
- Develop a network pipeline of driven and engaged emerging leaders who will help to take ICA towards the future.
The ELP candidacy pre-requisites include:
- Candidates must be sponsored by at least one national representative or in the event of non-members, a government agency official, by way of an email letter sent to the ICA Secretariat. The proposal should present the potential candidate in sufficient detail and specify his/her support to this person.
- Candidates must hold an active position in an e-Government (related) environment, be it at local, regional or national level.
- Candidates must be fluent in English (speaking and writing).
- ICA members but also non-members are welcome to make a nomination.
- Member countries are also encouraged to nominate potential leaders from emerging countries, who are not ICA members, but would benefit from links to the ICA or from countries who are former ICA members.
- The ICA Secretariat will present the candidates to the ICA Board at its spring meeting. After discussion and comparison with other candidates, the Board will decide on this year’s candidates by simple majority vote.
ELP study/work group key topics:
The Board and Programme Committee identifies, based on the ICA community interests, identify the key topics to be further collaborated upon and presented during the annual conference and/or periodic webinars and publications.
2022 key topics
Realtime Economy in public sector
Real-time economy (RTE) is an environment where all the transactions between business entities are in digital format, increasingly automatically generated, and completed in real-time without store and forward processing, both from business and IT-processing perspectives. In Public Sector, the main benefit of RTE is associated with the elimination of "unproductive work" performed by businesses, citizens and the state, which can be done through real-time exchange of high-quality data. E.g.: imagine the full digital cycle from public consultation ➔ eProcurement ➔ eInvoicing ➔ accounting (also in a cross-border context). The purpose of this topic is to discuss the challenges, burdens and needs to implement a RTE status in public sector.
Sustainable technologies in public sector:
Climate change forces not only citizens and enterprises to adapt, but also compel the public sector to take actions in lowering its ecological footprint. As Government CIO’s we need to review the energy consumption of our data centers, chose other “greener” sources of energy, revisit the isolation of our computer rooms and buildings in general, maybe reduce our travels, etc.
The European Commission has launched its “Green Deal”; a major programme to make Europe more ecological friendly. Therefore, countries are invited to take action. Every year EU countries will have to report on their progress in this matter. The purpose of this topic is to discuss and exchange good practices in the public sector context.
Govtech in emerging countries:
GovTech is about applying emerging technologies (such as artificial intelligence, advanced sensing, blockchain, advanced data processing, etc.) in order to improve the delivery of public services through increasing efficiency and lowering costs. One may consider that this is easier to implement in advanced countries. But is this really so? Emerging countries could maybe leapfrog and be more efficient than the western world. So, who inspires whom in this matter? The purpose of this topic is to discuss and exchange good practice in public sector context.
Emerging Leaders 2022
To be announced
Past Programme Leaders
2015 awarded Future Leaders were Mr. Lourino Chemane from Mozambique and Ms. Daiva Chetcuti-Kirkilaitè from Lithuania.
ICA Future Leaders:
|Year||ICA Future Leaders|
|2015||KIRKILAITĖ-CHETCUTI, Ms. Daiva|
|2015||CHEMANE, Mr Lourino|
|2014||Laura Wesley, Canada|
|2014||Karin Rits, Estonia|
|2014||Yu Takaseki, Japan|
|2013||Hugrún Ösp Reynisdóttir, Iceland|
|2013||Artur Reaboi, Moldova|
|2013||Mr. António Bob Santos, Portugal|
|2013||Gary Simpson, United Kingdom|
|2012||Laura Simpson, Canada|
|2012||Eran Carmon, Israel|
|2012||Erik Jonker, The Netherlands|
|2011||Phumeza Stuurman, South Africa|
|2011||Dr. Tzy-Yuan (Dawn) Chou, Taiwan|
|2011||Emma Gawen, United Kingdom|
|2010||Simon Thompson, Australia|
|2010||Benjamin Bienfait, Belgium|
|2009||Jane Iglesias, Australia|
|2009||Sarah Roper, United States of America|
|2008||Matt Lane, New Zealand|
|2008||Warren Hero, South Africa|
|2008||Stephen A Ressler, United States of America|