March 9, 2016Doug Hadden
Attendees of the FreeBalance Minister’s Roundtable (FMRT) and the FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) were treated to an overview of digital technology as a force multiplier by Dion Hincliffe. Dion is a well-known thought-leader in digital transformation and change. Change is something he knows having left New York yesterday for Managua today and Chicago tomorrow.
The FMRT has focused on the opportunities and issues with digital transformation, particularly in emerging economies. FISC focuses more on Public Financial Management reform. Dion was able to tie this together because it’s financial management that pays for projects and determines the return of replacing legacy with more efficient digital. It also linked well with previous speakers who saw the leadership that finance ministries can take for digital initiatives because of their holistic all-of-government perspective.