The Hellenic OCR Team, represented by its co-founder and team leader Dr Fotis Fitsilis, was part of the LegisTech Forum – third edition, one of the most relevant conferences around the globe with participants from 63 countries that discussed over 5 days the legislative modernisation and digital transformation in Parliaments and Subnational Legislatures.
The Hellenic OCR Team, https://hellenicOCRteam.gr, was part of the third edition of the LegisTech Forum, a conference dedicated to the legislative community composed of parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, and public servants, such as secretaries-general, legislative attorneys, legislative consultants, directors of Technology (IT/ICTs) and legislative modernisation.
The conference was held during 5 days, from September 12th – 16th 2022, with the objective to promote an environment where legislative houses can share experiences regarding institutional modernisation and digital transformation strategy.
This third edition featured approximately 60 hours of programme segmented into debates and case presentations, with more than 76 activities simultaneously translated into English, Spanish and Portuguese, with punctual interpretation for other languages during the event. The event also welcomed two special activities related to the agenda, from EnGITEC (Interlegis/Brazil) and ParlAmericas. The event addressed issues around the future of the modernization of the legislative power in the world, as well as specialized topics of parliamentary nature.
During the conference, Dr Fitsilis had insightful conversations with legislative houses and organizations such as the European Parliament, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, the Oireachtas of Ireland, NovaWorks Australia, Xcential Legislative Technologies, Itaú Unibanco (Brazil) and the House of Representatives of countries as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, regarding topics such as, for example: the Legislative Information Management System in the U.S. House of Representatives, legacy ICT systems and the transition from established to emerging technologies, artificial intelligence in parliament and the digital transformation case of the Hellenic Parliament. Following the closing of the conference, Dr Fitsilis stated:
“This was an extraordinary gathering of parliamentary practitioners, academics and industry professionals that made once again clear that the evolution of parliaments is a complex multi-sectoral, interdisciplinary endeavor.”
The participation and the partnership with the Hellenic OCR Team contributed to the conference’s mission of strengthening the agenda of digital transformation in the legislative and legislative modernisation through the meaningful conversations, the exchange of experiences between the legislatures and the stimulation of the adoption and advancement of actions in this agenda.
Overall, it was a remarkable opportunity to reunite the community engaged in the digital transformation and legislative modernization agenda in a fertile virtual environment that provided an extraordinary exchange of experiences and fostered insights for the present and the future of the legislative houses around the globe.