“Technology is very helpful, but certainly it is not the solution for everything, it’s rather a tool, it needs to be used in a very reflected way. We always need to think about the context, the consequences… this changing perspective of technology is something that hopefully we’ll keep and the previous version hopefully we leave behind.”

 

Julia Stamm, Founder and CEO of The Futures Project

Following the disruptive consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) has launched the Government After Shock initiative. The initiative aims to reflect on the Covid-19 pandemic shock across countries and to open a conversation about governance and public sector innovation in this new environment. Leading up to the main event in November, the organisation is conducting interviews with leaders and experts, to get their perspective on what the crisis could mean for governments.  

In one of this week’s episodes, our founder and CEO Julia Stamm shares her thoughts on the potential contributions of technological innovation to a post-Covid world. In line with the philosophy of The Futures Project, however, she emphasises the need to reflect and to see technology as a tool, not a goal in itself. Click here to access the full interview.