The proposed project is a workshop at APEC TEL 58 with participation from government, academia and the private sector to address the potential of emerging technologies such as blockchain for digital government and Smart Cities. The goal of the workshop is to discuss and share experiences on applying emerging technologies to digital government so that attendees will be able to identify opportunities and challenges and build capacity tailored to their own economy. Speakers are drawn from eight economies of Japan, the United States, China, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Chinese Taipei, providing for a broad perspective of experiences across APEC.
The workshop discussion and associated background will be developed into a summary readout disseminated in advance of APEC TEL 59. The workshop is affiliated with on-going project of APEC e-Government Research Center.