Audrey Tang

Minister for Digital

Government of Taiwan

In her inauguration speech, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said, “Before, democracy was a clash between two opposing values, but now democracy must be a conversation, a dialogue, between many different values”. To help bring about this vision, she appointed Audrey Tang as Minister for Digital in her new cabinet.

Audrey was not a standard choice: she comes from a background not of politics, but of activist hacking. Since her arrival in August 2016, the government has undergone a colossal transformation into one of the most open and participatory administrations operating in the world today, ranking top in the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Data Index.

Audrey will be running through some of those groundbreaking changes in her keynote at TICTeC. Note that she’ll be ‘appearing’ virtually — she’s very much in demand — but there will still be the opportunity to pose questions to her live.

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A democracy of feelings: revolutionising government through digital

Since Audrey’s appointment as Minister for Digital in August 2016, the government has undergone a colossal transformation into one of the most open and participatory administrations operating in the world today. She presents some of the groundbreaking changes.