An obligation to future generations

Provocative change ahead for the government industry

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Executive overview

Authors: Sreeram Visvanathan, IBM Global Managing, Director, Government

Change is everywhere Every industry, including the industry of government, is facing digital disruption. The public expects the agility and efficiency found in the private sector, and governments must appeal to new workers with the skills to meet these requirements to attract investment and grow economies. Physical and cyber security alone demand significant increases in investment and oversight. For many governments, it may take time to re-examine their role in society and re-imagine how to achieve sustained success. Perhaps decades. But change is inevitable.

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