President of Ukraine

I dream about a state in a smartphone - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

23 May 2019 - 17:17

I dream about a state in a smartphone - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the IT community to unite efforts to implement e-governance. He said this, speaking at the iForum 2019 in Kyiv with the presentation "Guarantor of innovation: creating the future together".

The Head of State noted that the use of digital technologies was much cheaper than the maintenance of bureaucracy. However, Ukraine, according to the United Nations data in 2018, is now behind Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Moldova, the Baltic states and the Russian aggressor in the development of e-governance.

“It’s not because of the people. It’s because of the system. You can consider me a naive dreamer, but we really want to create a country in a smartphone, a government in a smartphone. It is time to do it. We can’t do it without you,” the President addressed the audience.

According to the Head of State, it is necessary to introduce e-governance at 4 levels: information about the state, communication and transactions with the state, involvement in the state management.

“It would be cool when you drive to work and not only get the news, information about the weather forecast, but also control the draft laws submitted, can change them, see what people are being elected and how you can revoke them, what petitions are being drafted. This is why I dream about our country in a smartphone. So that we can be the first in the world skipping the present stage, which is difficult for us to catch up with,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

He also called on the IT community to cooperate. In particular, industry representatives can present their ideas to freelance advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov. "Lift" online project will be launched next week for these people.


Participation in the iForum 2019

23 May 2019 - 16:18