We are incredibly honored and excited to announce that GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru has been named as a Council Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government for the 2014-2016 term! This is an incredible honor and we are absolutely thrilled to have a chance to contribute to such an incredible organization!
The digital revolution is transforming politics and the nature of government. From education improvement and tax collection to better healthcare systems and job creation, technology is putting pressure on governments to deliver more with less. Citizens’ voices are increasingly present in public policy-making processes, and their demands for an "always-on", connected government are intensifying through social media. Governments are realizing that technology can act as an enabler to transform government processes, enhancing the provision of public services and enabling higher productivity.