Book Club

From time to time, we run Book Clubs to discuss the latest in digital transformation and public sector innovation with fellow leaders and noted experts. Each session is a candid online conversation, in which we cover a brief synopsis of a book and its key ideas, followed by an open peer discussion with the author.

Upcoming book clubs

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Past book clubs

September 8, 2023

Interactive session

Book Club: Optimal Illusions with Coco Krumme

How optimization took over the world and the urgent case for a new approach See More.
Author
Optimal Illusions

June 7, 2023

Interactive session

Book Club: Recoding America by Jennifer Pahlka

A bold call to reexamine how our government operates—and sometimes fails to—from President Obama’s former deputy chief technology officer and the founder of Code for America See More.
Author of "Recoding America: How Government Fails in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better"

April 12, 2023

Interactive session

Book Club: Future Proofing by Design - Creating Better Services and Teams in the Public Sector Through Design Thinking by Nilufer Erdebil

Government departments are constantly challenged with changing environments, complex socio-economic issues and shifting policy direction. Organizations and their teams need to be agile, resilient and future-proof. See More.
Author
Future Proofing By Design
CEO and Design Thinking & Innovation Consultant
Spring2 Innovation

September 29, 2022

Interactive session

Book Club: Digital Government Excellence by Siim Sikkut

Digital Government Excellence provides delivers a fascinating treatment of digital leadership as governments around the world start or restart the digital transformation of their work and service delivery. See More.
Former CIO
Government of Estonia
Author, Digital Government Excellence: Lessons from Effective Digital Leaders

March 31, 2022

Interactive session

Book Club: The Tech That Comes Next by Afua Bruce and Amy Sample Ward

This is a book about technology. This is a book about equity. This is a book about the way we meet community needs. More than anything, this is a book that asks you to ask questions and join us in stretching our imaginations so that we can embrace change more rapidly and intentionally toward a world that works for all of us. See More.
Chief Program Officer
DataKind
CEO
NTEN
Author
The Tech That Comes Next

December 3, 2021

Interactive session

Book Club: The Transparent Society by David Brin

Our fourth guest is David Brin, author of The Transparent Society. Thanks to our partners at CGI, we’re going to spend 90 minutes diving into his book. See More.

October 14, 2021

Interactive session

Book Club: Get Lucky by Lane Becker

Our third guest is Lane Becker, author of Get Lucky. Thanks to our partners at CGI, we’re going to spend 90 minutes diving into his book. See More.
President
Wikimedia Foundation

September 9, 2021

Interactive session

Book Club: Infomocracy by Malka Older

Thanks to the support of our partners at Google Cloud, we ran the second Executive Book Club on September 9, 2021 with Malka Older, author of Infomocracy. See More.
Associated Researcher, Center for Sociology of Organizations
Sciences Po
Author

May 27, 2021

Interactive session

Book Club: Kill It With Fire by Marianne Bellotti

Our inaugural guest is Marianne Bellotti, author of the acclaimed book Kill it with Fire. Thanks to our partners at IBM, we’re going to spend 90 minutes diving into the challenges of legacy systems, technical culture, and modernization. See More.
Author
Kill It With Fire
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