Digital Transformation of Ministry of Finance

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Ministry of Finance enabling socio-economic objectives

Ministries of Finance are crucial to achieve the desired socio-economic balance in a country and even on an international level. They are driven by a diverse macro forces such as the adaptation of policies to the new digital economy, taxes to incentivize businesses to a lower carbon footprint, cooperation with many internal and external stakeholders, etc.

Technology is an enabler to fully leverage the policy potential in Tax, Customs and Treasury. During this event we will present a roadmap for digital transformation and solutions for all these areas to a small group of Ministries of Finance. Learn, connect and empower your organization and citizens with impactful services and solutions.

February 20 and 21, 2019


Join your international colleagues in Brussels to explore how Microsoft can support in your Digital Transformation journey.

We’ll explain the impact certain technology - like Big Data, analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) - has on Tax Administrations, as well as Treasury and Customs to obtain the desired policy outcomes. 

Together with our partners we will share our guidance on how you can achieve your objectives by embracing the potential of technology. From taxpayer satisfaction through voluntary and cooperative compliance, to single window and real-time revenue management. Grab this opportunity as well to connect in a smaller committee of multi country Ministries of Finance and tackle this exciting journey together.

In this invitation-only Executive Briefing Microsoft will take you on a journey through:

  • The investments made by Microsoft in helping governments realize their digital future
  • Sharing the experience of global revenue authorities in their transformation with Microsoft Services
  • Art of the Possible workshop techniques to apply research, envision & design high impact digital scenarios

We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels!

›› Agenda

February 20, 2018

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome & Breakfast
09:30 - 10:30 Digital Transformation in Government
10:30 - 11:15 Trends and Challenges for Governments - embarking in Digital Transformation
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:30 The Digital Transformation Journey of Tax Administrations
12:30 - 13:00 The power of data and advanced analytics for Treasury
13:00 - 14:00 Hot Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 DEMO - The power of data and advanced analytics for Tax Administrations
14:30 - 15:10 The Digital Transformation Journey of Customs
15:10 - 15:30 DEMO - The power of data and advanced analytics for Customs authorities
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Conclusion of Day1 and Evaluations
17:00 - 19:00 Cocktail

February 21, 2018

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:15 Recap of Day 1 - setting expectations for Day
09:15 - 10:00 New technologies for Ministry of Finance - Blockchain, AI, ML, Cognitive Services
10:00 - 10:30 Cybersecurity for secure and trusted Ministry of Finance
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15 DEMO - Innovation bytes (HoloLens, Mixed reality,... )
12:15 - 13:15 Hot Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Open discussion - Assessment of Digital
14:15 - 14:30 Closing remarks and Evaluations

›› Who should attend

This Executive Briefing is intended for business decision maker from Ministries of Finance, Tax administrations, Treasuries, Customs, Ministries of Economy. Decision maker profiles include Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Project & Program Manager, Chief Data Officer, CIO/CTO, CISO. Please apply early, attendee numbers for each event will be strictly limited to create an environment for an exchange of thoughts and for the exploration of joint opportunities.

›› Featured speakers

Valentina Ion
Industry Solutions Manager EMEA, Microsoft

Kuralay Baisalbayeva
Senior Tax Consultant, PwC Netherlands

Harry Tsavdaris
Digital Architect, Microsoft

Frank Callewaert
Global Technology Strategist -European Union Institutions, Microsoft

Bruno Schröder
National Technology Officer, Microsoft BeLux

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