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The State Digital Directorate changes its pattern and launches the Govt.Tech.

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Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State in charge of digital technology at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Action and Public Accounts, announces Tech.Gouv, a new unifying impetus to accelerate the digital transformation of France and welcomes in this regard the appointments of the Director of Digital State, Nadi Bou Hanna, and the Ambassador for Digital, Henri Verdier.
 
A At a time when the country is maturing digitally, the government wants to take the digital ambition of its public services further, to make them even more efficient and more at the service of people and the planet. Accelerating the digital transformation of public action is indeed imperative for the efficiency of administrations, but also for the transformation of the economic fabric and the improvement of citizens' daily lives.
 
The mission of the Interministerial Directorate for Digital Affairs, DINSIC, and its new director will be to be even more at the service of the action and animation of the ministries and their digital innovators and talents, to grow digital skills, to push innovation further and to build powerful infrastructures to further strengthen the services provided to citizens, businesses and agents.
To carry out this mission, Nadi Bou Hanna succeeds Henri Verdier and will take over the management of DINSIC as of December 10, 2018. An engineer from the Corps des Mines, he has had a long public career in digital transformation, first at customs, then at the Quai d'Orsay. He then became an entrepreneur in 2007, notably with 6Tzen, a public service dematerialization software publisher and Workibox, a tool for simplifying the management of VSEs and SMEs.
 
Como Berbain, previously advisor to the Cabinet of Mounir Mahjoubi, is also appointed Director of Digital Technologies of the State, attached to DINSIC.
 
Together, with DINSIC agents, the digital directors of each ministry and their teams, they will lead a unifying movement that will bring together and multiply the action of all the processing agents wherever they are. This movement will be embodied in Government Tech, the first social network that brings together the digital forces of the state.
 
Digital talent is indeed plentiful in the public sphere. They must be revealed, federated, in order to collectively spread the same culture, that of a technology that aims to improve people's lives, that of agility that makes it possible to respond as closely as possible to needs, and that of the collective that recognizes the strength of doing things together.
 
This collective of processors and innovators for the general interest will share on the platform Gov Tech his advances to advance others. It will be open to accompany, guide and support all innovative approaches wherever they are. Its vocation will be to disseminate digital culture everywhere, in all ministries, administrations and communities.
 
The ambition will be that of spreading innovation and pursuing on a large scale transformative projects, which aim to :
 
Simplify access to public service, with :
- A "single public digital identity" to connect with a single identifier to all public services
- 100% procedures dematerialized and simplified
- Zero justification, thanks to better communication between the various government departments
 
Spreading the culture of agility and innovation :
- By increasing the number of state-owned start-up projects, agile teams to find concrete solutions that improve the daily lives of citizens.
- By increasing the promotion of general interest contractors, external recruitment that brings new expertise to the State.
- By accelerating the opening up of data and structuring it for new services
 
Creating the Digital State of Tomorrow:
- Bringing artificial intelligence to the heart of public services
- By building high-performance technological bases, including a state infrastructure designed as a platform for exchange between administrations, or the State Cloud
- Making the protection and security of personal data a top priority
- By training public service agents in the transformation of their profession and equipping them to better support and assist citizens.
 
And because digitizing is at the same time rehumanizing, this movement wants to promote the values of an efficient, humane and inclusive digital system, so that it is at the service of all, and so that everyone can take it over and appropriate it.
 
These same values will be disseminated internationally with a new Ambassador. He will embody the vision of a French-style digital world, where technology and ethics coexist.
In particular, he will be the spokesperson for the work carried out within the framework of the Etats Généraux for digital regulations, which aims to establish national, European and international conditions for a responsible digital environment at the economic, social and societal level. Because the international stakes of the digital transformation are increasingly important and new issues are emerging, beyond issues of cybersecurity and Internet governance, around regulation and relations with digital platforms.
 
To defend European values and French-style digital technology, Henri Verdier, previously director of DINSIC, is appointed France's ambassador for digital technology as of November 15, 2018. A digital entrepreneur since 1995, he then chaired the Cap Digital competitiveness cluster for 10 years. He is a digital thinker who, together with Nicolas Colin, published a remarkable work entitled " The Alchemy of the Multitude". The aim of its action is to enable France to better promote itself internationally and in Europe in the digital arena.
 

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