No more Government IT Bullshit

No more Government IT Bullshit

On May 30th Tom Loosemore presented at the first Dear Fiscal Board Speaker Series, highlighting that we must have a strong mandate to challenge IT spend in order to begin an effective digital transformation. No Government will succeed with a digital strategy without the right digital team in the right environment empowered to execute on […] read more…
Three actions to initiate digital transformation

Three actions to initiate digital transformation

Think for a moment that you have the power to rebuild your government all over again. How would you do it? With specific examples on how technology can lead to savings of up to 90% and provide a significant boost to the economy and tourism, Tom Loosemore, former deputy director of the UK Digital Service, […] read more…
Civic Hacking Progress in Puerto Rico

Civic Hacking Progress in Puerto Rico

Desde su apertura en agosto del 2013, Piloto 151 lleva apoyando e impulsando el movimiento comunitario de desarrollo tecnológico cívico, destinado a servir el bien común y mejorar la vida de las personas.  Se apoyó la brigada de programación Code4PuertoRico, brindando acceso al uso del espacio abierto para sostener reuniones semanales entre líderes del sector […] read more…
Apostemos a ser radicalmente efectivos

Apostemos a ser radicalmente efectivos

El Gobernador Ricardo Rosselló envió una carta a la Junta de Control Fiscal el pasado 27 de diciembre donde solicita y cito: “Our request is for the Board to initiate a petition to detail US Digital Service and 18F personnel from the Federal Government to be placed in the Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service on […] read more…
Renowned leaders provide recommendations to Puerto Rico Fiscal Board

Renowned leaders provide recommendations to Puerto Rico Fiscal Board

Leaders of the global technology community urged the Puerto Rico Fiscal Oversight Board (FOB), designated by the US Congress to address the island’s fiscal crisis, and the incoming government administration to develop a new entity to lead a transformation for Puerto Rico as a “Native Digital” government that promotes transparency, efficiency and economic development. Leaders […] read more…
Global Entrepreneurship Week – GovTech Event @ Piloto151

Global Entrepreneurship Week – GovTech Event @ Piloto151

“From Insurgency to the New Normal” opens the conversation on an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will transform Puerto Rico and ensure we succeed in a path towards fiscal stability and economic prosperity. For any government in the 21st century, the policy will not work if the technology doesn’t work.  Lets take a […] read more…

Taskforce Recommendations on Economic Growth in PR

Economic growth is enhanced by efficient and effective government services; supported through transparency and accountability; enabled by infrastructure and openess. A Puerto Rico Digital Service is the way forward, this is the roadmap to get started.   read more…
The Puerto Rico Digital Service

The Puerto Rico Digital Service

Puerto Rico faces serious challenges. The recent enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) creates an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will transform Puerto Rico’s government operations. The way to do so is through the creation of a Puerto Rico Digital Service modeled after the highly successful […] read more…
Former Official Urges US Digital Service as part of Puerto Rico Fiscal Board

Former Official Urges US Digital Service as part of Puerto Rico Fiscal Board

By : DENNIS COSTA Rev: Giancarlo Gonzalez Volume: 2 | No: 25 Page : 19 Issued : 06/30/2016 González Launches Online Petition to White House to Take Advantage of Fiscal Board Imposition to Redesign How the Government Works Giancarlo González, former chief information officer for the Puerto Rico government, kicked off a petition urging the […] read more…
Establish a Puerto Rico Digital Service as part of Fiscal Board

Establish a Puerto Rico Digital Service as part of Fiscal Board

“The US Digital Service has been at its best in times of crisis” Puerto Rico faces serious challenges. The recent enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) creates an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will transform Puerto Rico’s government operations. The way to do so is through […] read more…
Una oportunidad de $500 billones

Una oportunidad de $500 billones

Un argumento a favor de educar sobre perspectiva de género es que abre las puertas para una convivencia justa basada en el respeto  y la aceptación social.  Por otro lado,  educar sobre ciencia de cómputos  pudiera representar igualmente justicia social pues dota de herramientas  para el progreso y mayores oportunidades.  Desde mi perspectiva, ambos temas son […] read more…
Tecnología al día para el ciudadano – via END

Tecnología al día para el ciudadano – via END

Por Giancarlo Gonzalez / Director de la Junta Asesora del Tech Summit – publicado en El Nuevo Día – GFR Media Imagine un app “pre-instalado” en su dispositivo móvil que le permita acceder rápidamente a todo tipo de servicios gubernamentales.  Por ejemplo, suponga que pocas horas luego de recibir una notificación de la pérdida de […] read more…
Llegando a quienes pueden resolver

Llegando a quienes pueden resolver

Hace unos meses participé en el ‘Open Mike’ de Full Stack Nights presentando sobre la necesidad de un “US Digital Service” en Puerto Rico.  Full Stack Nights es un evento dirigido a programadores y diseñadores interesados en aprender y compartir de su conocimiento en un ambiente amistoso e informal. Era una audiencia de 50-60 personas que […] read more…
An invitation

An invitation

This year Puerto Rico will be celebrating the 4th edition of the Puerto Rico Tech Summit, held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Puerto Rico is facing serious financial and political challenges, with no bigger inflection point to take advantage of building new digital institutions that will genuinely allow […] read more…
La Chief Operating Officer de Facebook para la Junta de Control Fiscal

La Chief Operating Officer de Facebook para la Junta de Control Fiscal

La semana pasada viajé a Washington DC y sostuve reuniones en el Departamento del Tesoro.  Pude ver por cuenta propia el trabajo que realizan por Puerto Rico y quedé muy sorprendido.  Mi objetivo era cumplir con un deseo personal de asegurar que estuvieran contando con recursos del US Digital Service (USDS) en sus planes de […] read more…
Los requisitos los define el ciudadano – por qué queremos a Uber?

Los requisitos los define el ciudadano – por qué queremos a Uber?

Según una nota publicada en El Nuevo Día, la Comisión de Servicio Público (CSP) le envió una carta a Uber listando los requisitos que deben cumplir para poder operar en Puerto Rico. Entre los requisitos, listan los siguientes: Tienen que presentar ante la CSP una solicitud de Corredor de Transporte Pago de un arancel de […] read more…
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