On April 28, 2021, Tatiana Ershova, editor-in-chief of the Information Society journal, interviewed Dean Lacheca, research director in Gartner’s CIO research and advisory group. The interview was organized online with the help of Sayan Dorzhiev, business development director at Gartner (Moscow).
Dean Lacheca answered the following questions of Tatiana Ershova:
- One of your main roles is to support public sector CIOs and technology leaders, which means providing thought leadership around the transition to digital government. What does it mean for you? What does it mean to educate an ideal digital leader in government? What is in common and what is completely different in educating a digital vice prime-minister or vice minister and a CIO in a small municipality? Does the level of responsibility make any difference in the training framework, content and methodology?
- May I ask you to generally present the Gartner Essential Frameworks for Government? How can they be used? Who are the beneficiaries? Specifically, I would like to ask you about Gartner Digital Government Maturity Model proposed 5 years ago. Have Gartner’s approaches changed or developed since that?
- Your research includes, among other topics, also emerging technology trends. Which are these trends? I would be happy if our readers can learn about some cases of their adoption and impact on government.
- What are the top trends in Government for the nearest future?
- For my understanding, one of the most difficult things in digital transformation is building a data-driven culture in government. Our country is going this way pretty dynamically, but there is still a sufficient inertia, especially at the local level. What is your vision of solving this problem?
The interview will be published in one of the next issues of the Information Society magazine.