Mayor Van Zanen to speak at GovTech Summit in Hague

GovTech Summit, a hybrid event which enables the attendees to gain insight into key themes such as health tech, climate policy, digital government and urban tech, will be held on October 13 and 14 in The Hague.

To be precise, this year’s GovTech Summit edition called “Build Back Digital” will provide access to some of the most prominent political and public figures leading Europe’s digital transformation across the public sector. From tackling climate issues and boosting citizen engagement, to improving health services and redesigning cities, expert speakers will share insight into how technology can help Governments create more universal, accessible and inclusive societies across Europe.

Besides mayor of The Hague Jan Van Zanen, other speakers at the event will be Raymond Knops, state secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Constantijn van Oranje, envoy for TechLeap Startup, Kaja Kallas, the prime minister of Estonia and many others.

With the Netherland’s expertise in GovTech, and the Hague’s reputation as the city of peace and justice, it is seen as the ‘natural centre’ for this summit. A panel of experts will be brought together during the summit to discuss the ‘state of GovTech in the Netherlands’, with an aim to emphasise the Dutch character of the event, reports

More information about the event is available on this link.


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