On June 18, another discussion of "A State in a Smartphone" concept was held. Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov presented a digital action plan of Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the members of the IT Committee of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs.
"Talented Ukrainian entrepreneurs successfully digitize the economies of many countries. But, unfortunately, not the Ukrainian one. Today, we formulate clear plans and goals for the development of the digital economy for the next five years. We are sincere in our aspirations, open to your suggestions and seek to attract Ukrainian business for this plan to become common to the entire Ukraine. Only then is it real,” Mykhailo Fedorov said.
During the meeting, the Advisor to the President presented a road map for the development of electronic services, electronic identification, open data, a reform of state registers and interoperability (the ability of systems to interact), a vision of the structure of digital development management, etc.
"We have clear top-priority steps for 2019 and specific goals until 2024. In particular, the plan envisages overcoming the main digital barriers such as electronic identification. This year, we will give momentum to the MobileID project, introduce SmartID (electronic signature in the mobile application), create a convenient and accessible eID network for Ukrainians. By 2024, 75% of the population should have and be able to use reliable and secure eID means. Then, Ukrainians will forget the look of officials forever, as over 90% of all government services will be made online," Mykhailo Fedorov said.
The members of the IT Committee provided their recommendations to the concept.
Thus, according to Deputy Chairman of the Committee Dmytro Priadko, one of the main problems of the sector was still the lack of strategic and priority support from the state.
"The main goal of the IT Committee of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs is the development of the internal market and the country's decentralization," he said.
Dmytro Priadko emphasized that for the development of the internal market the following items are required: demonopolization of the function of providing state administrative services; opening of regulated access to government data for business; creation of data-based IT services by business and competition between service providers.
Also, members of the IT Committee spoke in favor of activating the state's work on simplifying public-private partnership, conducting judicial reform to protect intellectual property, launching the E-Health service in full and creating a single identifier for an individual.