Ukraine is on a “war footing” in its digital transformation, the country’s digital transformation minister said in an exclusive interview with Euronews. Mykhailo Fedorov, who was appointed in August 2019, said the country was digitizing “on all fronts”, including healthcare, education, and public services. He said one of his main priorities was to make sure no one was left behind as the country modernized. Fedorov also spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic had changed the way Ukrainians work and how the country was using technology to combat it.
Ukraine is on a “war footing” in its digital transformation, the country’s digital transformation minister told CNBC. Speaking to CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Aivaras Abromavicius said that Ukraine had to “catch up very quickly” and was investing in artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G technology. “We are really on a war footing because we understand that if we don’t catch up very quickly, we will be left behind,” he said.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is on a “war footing”, the country’s digital transformation minister said on Thursday, as the government seeks to modernize state bodies and make them more efficient. The process of digitizing Ukraine is underway, but it is lagging behind its Western peers, Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk told an online conference. “We are starting to build everything from scratch. It would be nice if we had 10 years to do it calmly, but we don’t have that time,” he said.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is on a “war footing” as the country battles a Russian-backed separatist insurgency in its east, the country’s digital transformation minister said. The conflict has killed more than 13,000 people and displaced more than 1.5 million since it began in 2014. But despite the ongoing fighting, Ukraine has made significant progress in reforming its government and economy, including digitizing public services.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is on a “war footing”, the country’s digital transformation minister said, as the government looks to overhaul its economy and reduce its dependence on Russia. The former Soviet republic has been embroiled in a conflict with Russia-backed separatists in its eastern regions since 2014, a war that has claimed more than 13,000 lives. But Ukraine has also been working to modernize its economy and reduce its reliance on Russia, which it considers an occupying force.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is on a “war footing”, the country’s deputy prime minister and minister for digital transformation, Mikhail Fedorov, said in an interview with Euronews. The country is in the midst of a major reform process, which includes the privatization of state-owned companies, the establishment of an anti-corruption court, and the launch of a new electronic public services platform. It is also working to create a more favorable environment for startups and to attract foreign investment.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is on a “war footing”, the country’s new digital transformation minister, Mikhail Fedorov, said in an interview. The country has set itself the ambitious goal of becoming one of the top 20 digital nations in the world by 2025 and is investing heavily in initiatives to make this happen. “We are at war, a war for our future,” Fedorov told Reuters. “If we don’t catch up with the global digital economy now, in 10-15 years we will become a digital colony,” Fedorov said that Ukraine had already made good progress in areas such as e-government and was now focusing on transforming key sectors such as healthcare, education, and agriculture.
Ukraine’s digital transformation
Ukraine is on a “war footing” when it comes to digital transformation, according to the country’s minister for digital transformation, Oleksandr Trokhymenko.
In an interview with BBC News, Trokhymenko said that Ukraine was lagging behind other countries in terms of digitization but was now making up for lost time.
He said the country had set up a special ministry for digital transformation and appointed a “digital army” to spearhead the process.
Trokhymenko said Ukraine wanted to be “a leading country in the world in terms of digitalization” and was investing heavily in infrastructure and skills.
He said the country was also working on initiatives such as a nationwide ID card which would be linked to all citizens’ data, including medical records and biometrics.
The minister said Ukraine’s ultimate goal was to create a “single digital space” where all government services could be accessed online.
The Ukrainian government is putting its digital transformation on a “war footing”, according to the country’s minister for digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov.
Speaking at a conference in Kyiv, Fedorov said that the government was working to create a “digital state” and that this required “a warlike approach”.
He said that the government was working on a number of initiatives to improve the country’s digital infrastructure, including a national broadband strategy and a plan to improve connectivity in rural areas.
Fedorov also said that the government was working on improving the online services offered by state institutions, and making it easier for businesses to operate online.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is on a “war footing”, the country’s minister for digital transformation said in an interview with Euronews.
Mykhailo Fedorov said the country was investing in its digital infrastructure and human capital in order to “be prepared for any aggression, whether it’s a cyber attack or a physical one”.
He pointed to the recent Russia-backed hacking of the Ukrainian energy grid as an example of why Ukraine needs to be prepared.
“We understand that the future is digital and we need to be one step ahead of our aggressors,” he said.
Fedorov said Ukraine was working on a number of initiatives, including a national data storage system and a project to create a single digital identity for all citizens.
He added that the country was also looking at ways to use blockchain technology to boost transparency and reduce corruption.
Ukraine’s digital transformation is happening on a “war footing,” according to the country’s Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov. Fedorov made the remarks during an interview with Reuters, in which he spoke about Ukraine’s efforts to modernize its economy and infrastructure in the face of Russian aggression. “We are at war…and we need to use every tool available to us to win,” Fedorov said. The minister cited Ukraine’s recent launch of a new e-government portal as one example of the country’s digitization progress. The portal, which enables online access to government services, was launched just days after Russia hacked Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Fedorov said that Ukraine’s digital transformation is vital not only for its own security but also for setting an example for other countries facing similar challenges. “If we can do it, anyone can,” he said.