There are clear battle lines drawn between the centralised and decentralised worlds, but how much of this is ideology and how much is simply a misunderstanding of how services are delivered, rights protected, and trust established? Both models have advantages and disadvantages but that doesn’t mean that one should simply replace the other.
Governments need data about us to plan services such as where schools and hospitals should be built or where the most vulnerable in society are so that they can be supported. That data can also be used to cause harm, but technology alone will not solve the problems of control, protection of basic rights, and the delivery of fair and fraud resistant services.
In this session Adam Cooper seeks to identify the real questions we should be asking and provides his own insights based on over a decade of working with governments, citizens, and the private sector to deliver better outcomes for all of us.