Imagine a place where obtaining government services didn’t require citizens to search and sign up, but rather moved the data to them. Or, a city where the cost of public administration was dramatically reduced by simply digitizing essential government functions.

Meet Hamburg, Germany’s Chief Information Officer and learn how this participant in Microsoft’s CityNext program is transforming its citizens’ electronic lifestyle — and the way its government leverages IT projects.

In addition to modernizing its interactions with the public, Hamburg is also streamlining its transactions with the business sector. Next on tap: Implementation of a new transparency law that will give residents access to all government records.

For more on how Hamburg is fundamentally changing the way it delivers services, check out the Q & A with Jörn Riedel on the Microsoft in Government blog.

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Aimee Riordan
Microsoft News Center Staff