March 2, 2016Michael Sutherland-Shaw
Ottawa, Canada (March 2, 2016) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, announced that the bi-annual Ministers’ Roundtable will take place from March 7-9, 2016 in Managua, Nicaragua. The theme for the 2016 Ministers Roundtable is “national governance”. Roundtable sessions will explore how governments can better plan and execute to achieve sustainable economic growth, digital transformation, resilience to economic, social & environmental crisis, social inclusion and improved stability.
The 2016 Minister’ Roundtable is hosted by the Honourable Ivan Acosta Montalván, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Nicaragua. “We have an opportunity to embrace and leverage technology to support the growth of our countries,” said Minister Acosta. “The roundtable format provides us with an opportunity to share effective practices to support Public Financial Management (PFM) reform and economic development.” The event provides provide Ministers with content and ideas for actionable digital initiatives to support government reform and modernization.
The Ministers’ Roundtable draws upon the experience and domain expertise of a select group of Ministers and well-known domain experts. Guest speakers at the 2016 event include Dion Hinchcliffe, Ted Graham, Michael Hearty, Dr. Nagy Hanna, and Miha Pogacnik. “The implication of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to public policy and public financial management is is of critical importance to governments around the world,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “Economic growth is supported through digital transformation of the public sector. We’ll have the opportunity to explore leapfrog opportunities as a group in Nicaragua.”
Roundtable sessions at the 2016 event cover timely topics, including:
- Leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution to leapfrog country growth
- Effective use of digital transformation a to drive education and country capacity
- Effective use and growth of country and government digital infrastructure
- Leveraging digital technology for environmental sustainability
- Resilience to Economic, Social and Environmental Crisis: Resilience to Digital Disruption
- Social Inclusion and Improved Stability: PFM and Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth
The 2016 Ministers’ Roundtable takes place in parallel with the annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event. FISC provides an interactive forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences among FreeBalance customers. Insights from FISC meetings and discussions provide leadership and vision for FreeBalance solutions for the public sector. These activities, combined with other aspects of the ISO-9001:2008 certified “customer-centric” processes, ensures that FreeBalance products meet changing international needs in a financially sustainable fashion.
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Public Financial Management (PFM) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management increase transparency and accountability to improve governance and reduce corruption. For more information, visit the FreeBalance website or follow us on Twitter.
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