In September, the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Norte participated in the third edition of the LegisTech Forum, a world conference on digital transformation and institutional modernisation in the legislative organised by Bússola Tech. The event, held between September 12 and 16, 2022, brought together representatives of National and Subnational Legislative Houses from 47 countries, during its 5 days of realisation with activities entirely translated into Portuguese, English and Spanish simultaneously, and with punctual translations to Indonesian, Mongolian and Ukrainian.
During the event, panellists Augusto Viveiros, Secretary-General of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Norte and Mário Sérgio Gurgel, Director of Technology at the same institution, exchanged experiences with Legislative Houses, interparliamentary organisations and national and international institutions, such as the Indonesian Parliament , ParlAmericas, Câmara dos Deputados of Brazil, Congreso de Diputados of Spain, Sindilegis, Universidad Austral (Argentina), and Xcential Legislative Technologies (USA).
The international conference, which featured 5 days of debates and case presentations from the Legislative Houses around the world, had the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Norte as a partner legislature of the event, an essential fact for the viability of the approximately 60 hours of activities of the conference.
Among the 76 activities developed by the conference, the panellists addressed topics such as the transition and preparation of civil servants and parliamentary staff for the digital context, the case of digital transformation of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Norte, information architecture and standardisation of legislative data.
During the conference week, several other relevant topics were also addressed in the interactions between the panellists, which brought reflections on the future of the modernization of the legislative power in Brazil and in the World, such as “Integration of Participation Tools in the Legislative Process”, ” Management of Legislative Documents”, “Modernisation of Legislative Drafting”, “Artificial Intelligence Applied to Legislative Activities”, “Mobile Applications in the Legislative”, among others.
A diverse audience from 63 countries was gathered during the event, which was consolidated as an unparalleled opportunity, aimed at bringing together the community engaged in the digital transformation and legislative modernization agenda, in an environment that provided a great exchange of experiences and fostering fruitful conversations for the present moment and the future of the legislative houses, during 5 days of conference.
Through the event, the community made up of parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, and public servants – such as secretaries-general, legislative counsels, directors of the areas of Technology (IT/ICTs) and legislative modernisation – perceived similarities, complementarities and challenges that they are able to overcome through learning with other Houses. The event demonstrated that cooperation is one of the essential elements for everyone to advance in their efforts to modernise institutions.