I Have Been Appointed As E-Governance Minister of Bulgaria

Last week the Bulgarian National assembly appointed the new government. I am one of the appointed ministers – a minister for electronic governance.

The portfolio includes digitizing registers and processes in all government institutions, reducing bureaucracy, electronic identity, cybersecurity, digital skills and more.

Thanks to all my readers for following this blog throughout the years. I will be sharing some digital policy details here from now on while I’m minister. That may include some technical articles, but they are unlikely to be developer-oriented.

I hope to make some important changes and put forward key ideas for e-governance and digital policy that can be used as an example outside my country (last time I was involved in public policy, I helped pass an “open source law”).

I’ve written a few articles about IT people looking for challenges – not just technical challenges. And I think that’s a great challenge where I’ll have to put all my knowledge and skills to work for the common good.

5 thoughts on “I Have Been Appointed As E-Governance Minister of Bulgaria”

  1. Congratulations!!! Wish you success and may work with the same passion and desire as you announced!

  2. I’ve been reading you for many years, I knew you’d go far, but in all honesty I didn’t see you as a minister 😉 well deserved, though… it speaks wonders of Bulgaria. I hope you get the right empowerment to do your job to the best of your abilities. Congratulations.

  3. I’m so happy that developers are getting the control. The people started realizing the importance of software. Congratulations with your new role, and best of luck. I hope you become the prime minister or president too some day. Software will rule the world, one way or another.

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