Oakland County and MSU host IT officials from South Korea

Oakland County’s Department of Information Technology and Michigan State University (MSU) announced via press release that they will host government officials from South Korea on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at a global executive workshop on information and communication technology (ICT) and e-government. Twenty-four delegates from South Korea’s Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MOSPA) will take part in the day-long program at Oakland County’s IT auditorium in Waterford.

The program will promote and initiate a global conversation and cooperation in e-government and explore issues related to leading-edge ICT and e-government. It will emphasize the adoption of new technology, management of information resources, cloud computing, cyber security and more.

“Oakland County continues to be one of the most digitally-advanced counties in the United States,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Now our reputation for being leaders in technology is going global.”

Oakland County’s IT Department will present a variety of topics including IT Governance, Project Management, Data and Mobility, Geographic Information Systems, Cyber Security, Economic Development, G2G Cloud Solutions and G2G Marketplace.

“This program is an opportunity to showcase to an international audience how governments are collaborating and improving services,” said Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini, Oakland County’s Chief Information Officer. ”We recently launched the G2G Marketplace in the cloud and modeled it on the application store concept. That will be front and center during the program.”

The program is part of a sponsored training program through MSU’s Visiting International Professional Program.

The Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MOSPA) oversees issues related to national administration, government organizations, personnel management, e-government and disaster safety in South Korea. It supports local governments in terms of administration, finance and regional development for the promotion of greater local autonomy. For more information, click here.

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