Senior information executives are currently confronted by a continually growing and increasingly complex set of challenges. These include rapidly changing technologies, environmental issues and the current global economic situation. This book, volume 3 in the Global E-Governance Series, brings together the contributions of acknowledged experts from all over the world, who have presented papers and participated in discussions at three recent conferences on e-government, the role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and e-governance. They give us their frank and honest insights, and share with us not only their successes, but also their failures and the lessons they have learnt from them. Divided into five parts, the book covers subjects such as: e-participation and perspectives from citizen involvement, national e-government strategies, innovative CIO, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in the context of the world economy and finally, global e-government rankings. Despite the different backgrounds and nationalities of the contributors, what is notable are the common themes which emerge from their work. This book will undoubtedly be a valuable resource of interest to all those involved in the field of e-government.
It is with great enthusiasm and much pleasure that have I edited and contributed to the content of this book. It has been an intensely thought provoking experience in engaging with distinguished experts from all over the world who presented papers and participated in discussions at three recent Conferences on e-government, CIO and e-governance. I am impressed at the standard of achievements being accomplished.
I am indeed indebted to my learned colleagues from government ministries, donor aid agencies, the private sector, non government organizations and educational institutions. They have without hesitation, given us their frank and honest insights on the state of e-Governance today. They have shared with us not only their successes but their failures as well and the lessons they have learnt along the way. I also want to thank Federick Amores and Iluminado Aloaina as researchers in my Institute during their stay at Waseda University for their efforts.
Today's senior information executives are confronting a continually growing complex bundle of challenges. These challenges include, changing technology, environmental disasters and of course, the current global financial crisis.
Since 2001, the Waseda University Institute of e-Government has been studying e-Government and the current issues facing Chief Information Officers. The Institute is also involved in the human resource development of Chief Information Officers, the ranking of world e-Government, and the facilitation of regional APEC activities under the guise of the APEC e-Government Research Center. Examples of the Institute's activities include coordinating and facilitating with partner organizations the conferences held in Tokyo and Bangkok. Included in this book will be some of the proceedings from these conferences.
This volume is divided into five (5) parts:
1. The first chapter is about e-Participation. It offers perspectives of citizen involvement in e-Government. Included here are articles on e-municipality.
2. The second chapter discusses national e-government strategies from different countries around the world.
3. Chapter three looks at the innovative CIO; the latest trends and developments.
4. Chapter four consists of articles on ICT in the context of the world economy especially with regard to the recent financial crisis.
5. Finally, chapter five presents the Waseda E-Government Ranking and Country Reports 2010; a unique perspective from Asia on e-Government ranking.
The contributors to the articles in this book came from different backgrounds and nationalities. However, it was interesting to discover that there were common themes which seem to transcend borders as has been the case in past books of this series. I learnt a lot in the process of compiling this book and I trust you will too.
This paper assesses the contributions of ICT to local governance in the Philippines. The author examines the enabling policy environment; then surveys various local governance applications and concludes presenting the case of Naga City as a best practice as a local e-governance the country.
This paper proposes a change from the application development paradigm to a service delivery one. After introducing the concept of the Service Oriented Architecture paradigm in the context of an e-municipality, it discusses specific issues relating to e-Municipality in Indonesia such as implementation challenges.
This paper examines the perceptions surrounding e-voting in the Philippines. After describing the current electoral system in the country, it provides the results of a survey carried out by the author, on the electorate's favorable perception towards e-voting. On the basis of these results the paper concludes that e-voting will promote e-democracy in the Philippines.
This paper explains the National ICT Plans of the Government of Thailand. In particular it looks at human resource development of IT workers. It concludes by highlighting the importance of the International Academy of the CIO.
This is a transcript of a panel discussion at the Japan 2009 International Academy of CIO Conference. The panellists discuss and propose strategies to overcome some of the challenges facing Japan such as declining population, English speaking ability, competitiveness in foreign markets, the current financial situation, and innovative practices in the country.
In this paper the author discusses the role of governments in the implementation of e-government. After setting e-government as part of public administration reform, the author presents a three layer scheme for e-government and what might be the role of government (and the private sector) in each of these layers.
In this paper the author describes the development of e-government in Japan by presenting not only what has the Japanese government done, but by describing the challenges faced in the implementation of e-government. The paper concludes presenting the next steps the government will take to further develop its e-government strategy.
This paper looks firstly at the issues involved in establishing e-Government in Macao from the perspective of the United Nations University (UNU). After describing the role of UNU in this program, the lessons learnt are presented. This paper also provides a general overview of other e-government related programs carried out by UNU.
After presenting some basic statistics regarding ICT (telephone subscribers, telecommunication density, Internet users per capita), as well as the result of various e-government readiness measurements, this paper provides a general overview of the architecture of e-Government in Vietnam at both the national and local level.
Efforts over the past two decades, has led to Taiwan becoming one of the world leaders in e-government practice. People have benefited from the increased efficiency and convenience of dealing with the government through e-government services. The Taiwan government will continue to focus on developing the next stage of e-government, which is integrative, innovative, instant, interactive, and individualized, to establish a virtual trusted society where everyone is connected to each other via the Internet.
One of the panel discussions of the 2009 Tokyo International Academy of CIO Conference was related to the future of e-Government and e-Municipality in Japan. Here, panelists from both academia and the government express their points of view on how to improve Japanese e-government at the central and local level.
In this paper, the author analyzes the role functions and core competencies of the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) as a key player within the Japanese IT Reform Strategy, related to e-governance.
This paper looks at the dual role of government as ICT policy maker and user of ICT. While each of these roles need different responses from the government, the author's main point is that governments should refrain from imposing standards and, in any case, ensure interoperability as a way to strengthen continuous innovation.
This is a speech given at the Tokyo 2008 IAC Conference to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the ITU-Waseda University Research Center which is involved in various ICT policy related research such as the use of ICT in disaster prevention and mobile broadband standards.
The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the importance of the International Academy of CIO in the development of the CIO and to encourage further closer cooperation between members to ensure further progress. The paper also presents the status of ICT initiatives in Thailand, especially the efforts to implement the Second ICT Master Plan (2009–2013).
This paper describes the changing role of the Chief Information Officer in the private and public sector. In either case, CIOs are required to be more innovative and service oriented. The author also gives some examples of effective CIO leadership in Thailand. The paper ends by highlighting the importance of the International Academy of CIO in providing training for CIOs.
This paper describes the structural changes in the ICT industry, the role of ICT in the future in the view of NTT, as well as trends that might appear and against this backdrop, what NTT is now doing to address the requirements of the future.
This paper describes the main Russian ICT programs, stressing on the key objectives and key problems. Despite the subprime mortgage financial crisis which caused a global financial crisis in 2008, the Russia Government aims to be among the top 20 countries of the world which have the most advanced information society.
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