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Brian Lee-Archer

About Brian Lee-Archer

Brian Lee-Archer is director of the SAP Institute for Digital Government Global (SIDG). Launched in 2015, SIDG is a global think tank that aims to create value for government by leveraging digital capability to meet the needs of citizens and consumers of government services. In collaboration with government agencies, universities and partner organizations, SIDG facilitates innovation through digital technology for deeper policy insight and improved service delivery.

Build Community With Digital Data

10-Apr-2017 | Brian Lee-Archer

Being the leader of a community and making decisions to address social and economic challenges may feel like you're a gambler rolling the dice. You know you have to place bets with no control over how

Addressing The Trust Deficit Through Digital Technology

5-Apr-2017 | Brian Lee-Archer

“One small step …” The rest of this phrase, uttered by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong in July 1969 as he set foot on the moon, is history  for many people. Those were exciting times, as the

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The Community As A Modern Ecosystem

3-Apr-2017 | Brian Lee-Archer

What is the difference between a city and a community? Cities are centers of population, commerce, and culture, while communities are groups of people living in the same place or having a particular

Future Cities: Jobs And Social Capital

29-Mar-2017 | Brian Lee-Archer

If work isn’t the cornerstone of our society, then why is there so much focus on the jobs of the future and the impact of the digital economy? Labor mobility is a characteristic of a modern thriv

Digital Data – It’s A Risky Business

22-Feb-2017 | Brian Lee-Archer

“With great power comes great responsibility.” This poular saying, or derivatives thereof, has been attributed to many famous people, including Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt. There is e

A Duty Of Care In The Digital Government Era

16-Nov-2016 | Brian Lee-Archer

There is a longstanding principle of individual ministerial accountability within governments that follow the Westminster System. The Westminster System is a democratic system of government modelled o

Digital Government – Still A People Business

2-Nov-2016 | Brian Lee-Archer

It is easy to get caught up in the technology hype and start to imagine all our interactions with government will soon be digitised, automated, and citizen-centric to the point where we never have to

Hola Panama! ISSA World Social Security Forum

20-Oct-2016 | Brian Lee-Archer

The World Social Security Forum (WSSF) will be held in Panama City from November 14-18, hosted by the Social Insurance Fund of Panama. This global gathering of over 1000 delegates from 150+ countries

Digital Identity – All About That Choice

11-Oct-2016 | Brian Lee-Archer

“All About That Bass" is the debut single by American singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor. It was released by Epic Records on June 30, 2014. One interpretation of the song title and lyrics is a ca

Social Investment Down The Digital Path Of Least Resistance

5-Oct-2016 | Brian Lee-Archer

In what could be a watershed moment in social policy in Australia, Minister for Social Services Christian Porter announced on 20 September, a commitment to a social investment approach to address welf