"Data Governance: teoria e pratica dell’innovazione" ("Data Governance: Theory and Practice of Innovation"). Forum PA 2022
From 14 to 17 June, the 2022 edition of Forum PA: il PAese che riparte took place; four days aimed at assessing the state of implementation of investments, NRRP reforms and European programming. On 16 June, the Department of the Treasury organised, within the Spazio MEF online events section, a seminar entitled “Data Governance: teoria e pratica dell’innovazione” (“Data Governance: Theory and Practice of Innovation”).
The round table brought together experts in data governance, academia, public decision makers and experts in PA digitisation processes to reflect concretely on how to strengthen decision making and the PA's ability to make plans, assessments and estimates through analysis and forecasting models.
The event was opened by Michele Petrocelli, General Manager in charge of coordinating innovative projects and transversal activities of the Department of the Treasury, MEF - Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
During the event, the digitisation projects implemented by the Department of the Treasury and financed by the Governance NOP were presented, and the debate broadened to include different topics, with a focus on the future in the different areas of the PA where innovation is advancing, more or less quickly. The discussion dealt with technical, scientific, regulatory and organisational issues in the idea that, as Michele Petrocelli stated several times:
“The ultimate goal of innovation is not change for change's sake, but ultimately to have created value for someone, concretely improving a way of working and living. Creating value for an administration and eventually for the citizen. If this does not happen, we have failed”.
The debate continued with speeches by guests such as Carla Ramella, Head of Economy and Central Public Administration Division – Sogei; Ottavio Ricchi, Head of the Economic and Financial Analysis and Research Directorate of the Department of the Treasury, MEF – Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance; Francesco Nucci, Professor of Political Economy, Sapienza University of Rome and member of the Board of Experts, MEF – Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance; Rocco Affinito, Head of the Data Chapter of the Department for Digital Transformation – Italian Ministry of Technological Innovation and Digital Transition.