From AI to blockchain and sensors to big data, disruptive technologies are proving to be a valuable tool for governments to better serve their citizens. Governments globally are leveraging innovative technologies to deliver improved services to a growing population. Cognitive technologies upending the consumer world are coming to governments around the globe. AI-driven applications are beginning to be deployed, and the technology is improving rapidly, with both government and the private sector adapting to the new possibilities. AI is bringing forward new ways to analyze huge volumes of historic water-quality data and inform money-saving, and perhaps life-saving, predictions for local utility agencies. Furthermore, as the field of behavioral economics advances understanding of how people make choices, ‘nudging’ is replacing incentives and punishments—promising lower costs, better outcomes, and enduring respect for human autonomy.
Besides, as smart machines learn more about people, it is important that privacy, equity, and transparency guide their operations. Across the world, governments are passing laws, establishing task forces and specialized ethics units, and scrutinizing their algorithms for biases. Technology such as data analytics allows governments to target likely problems before they erupt such as spotting fraud and combating any epidemic. To summarize, when startups and governments work together, they can propel technological development, make data-driven decisions, create regulations that reflect today’s tech issues, encourage an influx of in-demand talent, and fuel a country’s economic engine.
At this juncture, there is a wide variety of startups entering the government sector with advanced and integrated solutions offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed government technology solution providers, Govt CIO Outlook has compiled a list of ‘Top 10 Government Tech Startups – 2020.’ The enlisted organizations are transforming several operations and processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Govt CIO Outlook’s, “Top 10 Government Tech Startups – 2020.”