Webinars

Global Government Forum and its sister publication Global Government Fintech runs regular webinars attracting public servants from around the world, with some aimed at top-level civil servants and others at a wider public sector audience.

With the vast majority of central banks stepping up their explorations or experiments with digital money, we explore that central bank digital currencies could provide to governments. These could include boosting financial inclusion and programmability (programmable money). What are the biggest potential benefits to government of retail CBDCs? How important are technology choices to realising these benefits?
February 7, 2023
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Fintech webinar will ask: • Why would governments want to use blockchain for bonds? • What are the cross-cutting reasons to do so and what are specific examples? (for example related to the environmental/climate-change agenda) • What are the obstacles to further exploration and implementation?
March 23, 2023
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Fintech/Global Government Forum webinar will seek to ask: - Are public authorities right to be exploring the metaverse? - What are the biggest opportunities for the delivery of citizen services? - What needs to happen for public authorities to be best able to tap these opportunities?
May 23, 2023
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Fintech/Global Government Forum webinar will ask questions including: * Why are governments interested in – and investing in – quantum computing? * Where is quantum computing’s greatest potential impact for the operations of public authorities / the delivery of citizen services?
July 11, 2023
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Fintech webinar will ask questions including: - What are the advantages – to state and citizen – of encouraging crypto use for payments? - Are El Salvador and Lugano (Switzerland) trendsetters or likely to be forever outliers?
September 26, 2023
Global
Fintech
This webinar will look at: - The extent of the recruitment challenges being faced by public authorities seeking fintech-related skills around the globe. - The particular areas within fintech where recruitment is proving particularly challenging - What public authorities can do to entice skilled candidates to join
October 10, 2023
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Fintech/Global Government Forum webinar will ask questions including: • How well structured are government authorities to capitalising on the possibilities of data and technology to tackle fraud? • What are the biggest untapped possibilities – and obstacles – for governments when it comes to using data and technology to fight fraud? • To what extent is cultural change within and between authorities and departments required to fully realise the possibilities? • How important is international collaboration – both in terms of sharing ‘live’ intelligence and insights on technologies, trends and best practice – to tackling public sector fraud?
November 7, 2023
Global
Fintech
A mock-up image of a digital security lock
This Global Government Fintech webinar will ask questions including: - How are the biggest cybersecurity threats facing CBDCs evolving? - How important are technology solutions and design choices to keeping CBDCs ‘safe’
November 14, 2023
Global
Fintech
Global Government Fintech webinar will ask: What are governments doing to stay alert to the possibilities of fintech? How are governments changing their processes to make it easier to work with fintechs? What barriers exist to governments procuring fintech solutions and how can these be overcome?
December 5, 2023
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Forum/Global Government Fintech webinar discussed: What were the greatest challenges faced by small businesses as the pandemic continued? How have public and private sectors collaborated to drive economic resilience and digitisation among small business during the pandemic? How can governments best help small businesses understand and plan for the world beyond COVID-19?
October 1, 2020
Global
Fintech