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Digital Governance and the Taiwanese Experience: In Dialogue with Minister Audrey Tang

Date: 18 April 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10.00 – 11.00 am (MYT)
Speaker: Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan
Moderator: Dr Lee Chee Leong

Register to join: https://bit.ly/aeiwebinar18422

Faced with unprecedented challenges of the 21st century, governments around the world have turned to digital technologies as the latest ‘game-changing’ tool in their public policy responses. For tech-savvy Taiwan, digital governance has become a daily reality ever since the island embarked on its digital government programs in 1998. From COVID-19 pandemic response to green economic governance, both Taiwanese public and non-public entities have participated in a variety of digital solutions that are invented to tackle these global challenges: eMask app, Digital Fence system, Civil IoT platform, River Log system, Creative Commons license, Water Refill Map app and so forth. Given the success stories of Taiwan’s digital governance as widely reported by South China Morning Post, Foreign Policy and Al-Jazeera, what are the lessons that Malaysia and the rest of the world can learn from the Taiwanese experience? What are the challenges that Taiwan encountered in its path of digital governance? 

Speaker's Biodata

Listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, Audrey Tang is currently the Taiwanese digital minister in charge of Social Innovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system, EtherCalc, in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. Spanning both public and private sectors, Audrey has held several positions in different capacities: leader of Taiwan’s first e-Rulemaking project, committee members for both open data and 12-year basic education curriculum committees as well as the previous consultant for Apple (computational linguistics), Oxford University Press (crowd lexicography) and Socialtext (social interaction design). In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society in Taiwan. 

Contact Person: Zahadin Omar (zahadin@um.edu.my)

Last Update: 29/03/2022