How is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting digital directions for governments across the globe?

We’re excited to share that Gordon Ross was a panelist at the 13th ACM Web Science Conference. The panelists explored the direction of Digital Transformation in different regions across the globe in the government sector. 

Chaired by Claire Hooper, panelists Gordon Ross, Honey Dacanay, Cyd Harrell, and Sir Nigel Shadbolt covered topics including best and worst practices, what the web enables for the government, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual ACM Web Science 2021 Conference, organized by the University of South Hampton, took place June 21-25th. The theme for WebSci 2021 was Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID-19. The program and speakers covered topics surrounding these challenges in light of the ongoing global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Web Science is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding the complex and multiple impacts of the Web on society, and vice versa. As such, the field of Web Science is particularly well situated to address these pressing issues.

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