Blockchain technology provides a decentralized platform where information can be stored securely and immutably. It also allows for the creation of unique digital identities that can be verified without the need for a central authority. Zero-knowledge proofs are a cryptographic method that enables one party to prove to another party that a statement is true … Read more
‘Innovation Accounting’ is a loose term for the idea that organisations need new metrics to manage innovation, the dominant competitive force driving value today. After building a few government as a service platforms the only thing I’ve seen reliably produce valuable innovation is intentional and consistent experimentation. Increasingly many teams are practicing some form of … Read more
As tech giants such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft continue to expand their presence in the government cloud computing market within New Zealand, concerns are being raised about the potential consequences of their increasing dominance. Only a few companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and local firm Catalyst Cloud, authorised to provide cloud services to the government, it raises concerns about vendor lock-in, market competition and innovation. The government is taking steps to address these concerns, such as implementing new regulations and promoting the use of open standards, however the issue of tech giants’ dominance in the cloud computing market will remain a key challenge for New Zealand until the government provides an even playing field.
The innovation chain is an essential component in delivering digital government services. It refers to the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative solutions that address societal challenges in the public sector. Why is the innovation chain important? In today’s rapidly changing digital environment, the government must find ways to adapt to new technologies and … Read more
Innovation labs are meant to be a place where forward-thinking ideas can be tested, discovered, and implemented, but in many cases, they’ve become too bogged down in bureaucracy and paperwork. The labs are unable to truly explore the potential of their ideas, or develop them into something meaningful and lasting.