Gatis Ozols

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Gatis Ozols is Head of Information Society Development Department in ministry responsible for national digital transformation policy. He has more than fifteen years of professional work experience in Digital government, counting works on public services delivery and digital society policies. Currently responsible for digital society, data governance policy and emerging technology adaptation in public sector.

Previously Gatis worked with citizen-centric public service delivery and digital transformation policy, coordination of cross-border data exchanges, digital awareness programs for citizens.

He is the initiator of National Digital government benchmark for national government and municipalities and also is an advocate of open, citizen-centred and collaborative government that enables ecosystems of changes and growth: “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” /Antoine de Saint-Exupéry/