About the Webinar

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Public Webinar: September 8th, 2020

8.00-9.00 am., Central European Time (CET)

4.00-5.00 pm., Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)




Government and community leaders in Norway and Australia share experiences and reflections on the role of networks and digital technologies in responding to the challenges of COVID-19   

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified society’s reliance on both personal data and ICT networks and, in many cases, has required a rapid transformation of existing communication patterns and service delivery models. The real-time development and navigation of this increasingly complex and networked world and its electronic/digital supports is challenging and often precedes established practice. As the public sector strengthens its capability and capacity to work relationally and digitally, collaborative networks are extending into private and not for profit sectors to design and deliver the best solutions for community. While digital solutions were quickly implemented, several of these have been criticized for security flaws and insufficient privacy protection. As such, the pandemic may therefore have provided a glimpse of some of the unintended consequences of digitalization that may have far reaching implications for governance.   

In this facilitated open webinar we invited practitioners of public and community sectors in both Queensland (Australia) and Norway to reflect on their experiences, identify challenges and opportunities, and explore future collaborations in this new context. 


Public Webinar will be facilitated by Christine Flynn (Australia).


From Australia:

1. William Harrington, Wi-Sky 

2. Candice Crawford, State Manager - Strategy and Engagement - Royal Flying Doctors Service - Queensland Division

3. Maria Leebeck, CEO - Gold Coast Youth Service

From Norway:

1. Bjørn Erik Thon, Director - Norwegian Data Protection Agency

2. Ann-Helen Moum, Digitalization Director - Kristiansand City 


Please register for this free online event by September 5th, 2020. 

Zoom links with a dedicated password will be provided to registered participants on Monday, September 6th, 2020.

Registration Form


Online event (Zoom)
Tuesday September 8th 2020 at 08:00 to 09:00
Saturday September 5th 2020 at 23:59

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For any question regarding the public webinar, please contact: aleksandar.avramovic@uia.no

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