Global Government Digital Summit

19 & 20 September 2019

A round table summit for the world’s digital leaders. 

GGDS19 brings together national and departmental digital chiefs from across the globe for open, informal discussion of the opportunities and challenges around public sector digital transformation.


About the event

Sometimes, you learn most from talking to people who do a job like yours. And for many national and departmental digital leaders, that often means your peers working for other governments. For while many of the challenges you face are unique within your country, governments around the world must address a similar set of opportunities, risks, obstacles and decisions in their pursuit of digital transformation. The world’s digital leaders have a huge amount to learn from one another.

The Global Government Digital Summit provides an informal, secure space within which digital leaders can explore the issues around digital transformation. Organised by Global Government Forum, and hosted in London by the Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service, the Summit will blend presentations delivered by delegates with informal round table discussions. The event will be held under the Chatham House rule, allowing delegates to speak completely honestly about their successes, their failures, and what they’ve learned along the way. And there will be plenty of opportunities – over dinner, at lunch and during coffee breaks – to make connections with your peers from around the globe.

The Summit is open to national and federal civil servants working as national digital leaders, departmental heads of digital and IT, and heads of the digital profession. This year, the five sessions will focus on leadership in the digital world; building capability; data, identity and public trust; adopting and deploying emerging technology; and the role of the centre. See the Agenda page for more details.

Highlights 2019

Interviews 2019


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This event is invitation only. Complete the form to apply.


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19 & 20 September 2019 at County Hall, Westminster, London