IDC Government Summit Quantum Government - People, Place and Performance in Harmony

Digital Event | October 26, 2022


Quantum Government is a step change that optimizes internal and external data to improve where we live and work and drive truly citizen centric services in a transparent and measurable manner.

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. The global effect of the pandemic has meant that citizen centric digital transformation went from a direction of travel to a race for survival.  We have the perfect storm for change in the public sector. A system shock driven by the pandemic, a burning platform with climate change and a large injection of investment. The public sector is betting the farm on optimizing their use of data and are in the process of gearing up to turn data into information to allow insight to drive impact.

The European Union is pumping the economy with the €750 billion of the Next Generation EU plan, Countries like Germany and France are adding another €100 billion each. The COVID recovery funding offers European governments a once in a century opportunity to re-imagine their economies.

Public sector leaders that want to deliver on the promises of competitive net-zero economies and places, harmonic societies, and people empowerment, freedom and wellbeing must embrace technology innovation to solve long-term societal challenges by investing in:

  • Empathic customer experiences will leverage next generation digital tools, such as AR/VR, AI and humanized UI to meet the elevated citizen expectation to make the bureaucracy invisible
  • Intelligent automation capabilities, such as ML, RPA and digital twin, will accelerate the transition towards efficient, proactive, personalized service delivery
  • Next generation computing architecture will go beyond the IoT-Edge-Cloud paradigm to test and scale cloud and swarm computing that maximize the power of intelligence, while making IT green by default
  • Trust and security will enable the quadruple helix of public sector, academia, enterprises and citizens to seamlessly access data and services, while protecting individual liberties and fostering digital sovereignty
  • Digital ready organizations that embrace cultural change, fluid structures, visionary leadership and a mentality of trust and collaboration across the ecosystem.

Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Advisory Board

Gwendolyn Carpenter

Smart Development Advisor, European Investment Bank

Andrew Collinge

Strategic Advisor, Digital Dubai

Vanda de Jesus

Executive Director, Portugal Digital

Barry Lowry

CIO, Irish Government

Francesco Paolo Schiavo

COO, Italian Ministry of Tourism

Miranda Sharp

Digital Framework Task Group, Centre for Digital built Britain

Dimitra Simeonidou

Co-Director Institute of Digital Futures, University of Bristol

Fiona Strens

Professor and CEO, Security & Resilience Centre, University of Strathclyde

Ramón Ferri Tormo

Head of Smart City Valencia

Andreas Weiss

Head of Digital Business Models, eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft

Prof. Carlos Moreno

Scientific Director of the Chair eTi (Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation) Panthéon Sorbonne University, IAE Paris

David Bueno​

Associate Professor, University of Malaga

Jude Hanan​

International Principal Digital Advisor, Government Digital Service

Deborah Colville​

Head of smart Belfast, Belfast City Council

Jarmo Eskelinen

Executive Director, Data-Driven Innovation Initiative, University of Edinburgh

Martin Dias d'Ullois

Product Owner Cloud Services, Logius

Greta Nasi

Associate Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University


To guide the CEO and the entire C-suite of organizations in the Government industry, IDC Insights has designed a framework for companies to thrive in the future: 



  • High-quality health and wellbeing for all
  • Diverse and inclusive society
  • Life-long learning
  • Safe communities
  • Innovation-driven jobs and growth


  • Convenient, affordable, safe and environmentally sustainable mobility
  • Net-zero economy and resource conservation
  • Resilient, high-yield infrastructure
  • Livable and prosperous cities
  • Affordable, net-zero housing


  • Efficient civil service
  • Trusted engagement
  • Highly-responsive administration
  • Inclusive programs
  • Convenient services

Digital Platform

The IDC European Digital Summit will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.



We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you to a great time & a lot of exciting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizational challenges.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature which takes advantage of your webcam, facilitating 3 minute quickfire discussions.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.



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Contact Us

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President Events

+45 24446502

Barbara Cambieri

Group Vice President and Managing Director, IDC

+39 335 6275570

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