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Episode: 32

How digital is your nation?

How digital is your nation?

“Government is an enormous power in the world that has been so underserved by technology and entrepreneurship – the scope to make a difference is huge.”

– Robyn Scott, Apolitical

Arnaud Castaignet and Robyn Scott, guests in this (slightly unusual) episode, are both involved in innovative, global initiatives that challenge the current way of thinking. e-Residency is a new digital nation for global citizens, powered by the Republic of Estonia, and Apolitical is a free knowledge sharing platform helping public servants and their partners in 140+ countries.

These two young, ambitious leaders offer their perspective on digital government – outlining the current situation, how governments will need to evolve and asking whether the nation state will even exist in 100 years. And, of course, we ask what all this will mean for the digital worlds of work. We also take a glimpse inside their respective organizations and learn more about the difference these inspiring initiatives are making.

Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
Digital Nations Group
Follow Arnaud on Twitter @arnocast
Follow Robyn on Twitter @RobynScott


Arnaud Castaignet, Head of Public Relations, e-Residency, Republic of Estonia

Arnaud Castaignet is the Head of Public Relations of the Republic of Estonia’s e-Residency programme. Previously, he worked for the French President François Hollande, as a communication officer. Prior to his time at the French Presidency, he worked as an international communications consultant in Paris, advising governments, politicians and corporations, and as a business journalist in Istanbul (Turkey) and Mumbai (India). Arnaud is also a Board Member of Open Diplomacy, a Paris-based think tank established in 2010, and a member of the Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders, a flagship initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, specifically geared towards young professionals 35 years old and younger.

Follow Arnaud on Twitter @arnocast

Robyn Scott, Co-Founder and CEO, Apolitical

Robyn is Co-Founder and CEO of Apolitical, a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. She previously co-founded OneLeap, a London based executive education company, and Level Up, which teaches coding to vulnerable young people in South Africa. She has written an acclaimed memoir about growing up in Botswana. She is an ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index, an advisor to the Responsible Mining Index, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Gates Scholar. She has a BSc in Bioinformatics from Auckland and a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge.

Follow Robyn on Twitter @RobynScott

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