eGovernment in the European Commission: Impacts, Trends, Strategies, Outlook

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October 26, 2006 1:21pm CST
Capgemini, one of the world leaders in Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, will partake in the European Commission conference "The impact of eGovernment in Europe". The conference will be hosted by the European Commission and EU Presidency and is scheduled to take place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13 September, 2006. The "EU25 Benchmarking proposal for 2007" will be discussed in details by Patrick Wauters from Capgemini. He is an expert in Public Administration and eGovernment who has responsibility for the annual eGovernment benchmark study that Capgemini conducts for the European Commission. The discussion on "EU25 Benchmarking proposal for 2007" will set the path for an advanced measurement system to observe progress towards i2010 goals in eGovernment, with a larger focus on outcome measurement and an additional holistic measurement system for online public services. This event is a conference European Commission and the Finnish Presidency of the EU in collaboration with SAP and Capgemini. Barring the VPs from Capgemini and SAP, this event will witness enthusiastic participation from high level speakers like the Finnish Minister of Finance and Directors from the public sector. The purpose of the conference is to track the procedure towards noticeable impact of the eGovernment Action Plan, to check the status of national and regional impact frameworks and to survey partnership with industry. Graham Colclough, Vice President at Capgemini who will chair the first session, said "The EU i2010 eGovernment Action Plan aims to ensure efficient delivery of improved public services that will lead to a more open, mature and competitive European knowledge economy. The challenge is to demonstrate that this really happens, which means a greater emphasis on the rhythm for evaluating progress and measuring impact is required. This conference will be an important opportunity to gain the support of national Public Sector experts in the revised measurement system." Such enthusiastic participation by Capgemini portrays the eagerness of the Big Four firms in actively being part of conferences and seminars to lift the overall standards of the industries.
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