IBM partner Mark Fisk explains how the block chain will drive the digital transformation of the public sector


nnnThis article is HuffPost’s interview with IBM partner Mark Fisk, which raises a series of questions about how the chain chain will drive the public sector’s digital transformation. Fisk is a leader in the IBM Public Service Block Chain Program and is closely linked to government agencies. He has answered the questions in his own way, revealing the potential of the chain chain in government work and giving some advice.n
nnTranslated by: Inan
nMark Fisk is a digital GBS partner in the public service industry with more than 25 years of experience in consulting, publishing management, project management, software development and technology leadership roles. He is working as a leader in the IBM Public Service Block Chain Program, working with federal / state governments, higher education institutions, and citizen representatives to address a wide range of issues in the current government business network. We have conducted an interview with him on how the chain chain will promote the digital transformation of government departments. The details of the interview are as follows:n
nWhat is a block chain? Why is it important for the government?n
nnFisk: Can block the chain as a new function (not just a technology), it allows me to want to trade between the semi-trusted entities to establish a new business network, in the interaction to achieve more trust Accountability and transparency, and to create value for all members of the business network.n
nIt is important for the government because government entities may also join the business chain chain or integrate the network as a member of the business network to address the major challenges facing the government. In the latter case – the challenge that may be used to address the challenges and / or digital remodeling of benefits and results, the current business process can completely change the time of business network member interaction through the block chain.n
nnPlease tell 2-3 government departments or functions that can benefit from the introduction and application of block chains.n
nnFisk: 1) Government organizations that address strategic issues of government entities, business entities, or information sharing between the two. Block chains can be used to facilitate data sharing and limit data sharing to the needs – see what data, when to view, why, and who records what data is being used for what purpose. For example, the FDA block chain project is shared around clinical trial data.n
n2) Government agencies responsible for providing value to individuals other than the business network (such as citizens and small businesses). Government entities can connect citizens / small businesses to the chain so that they can be serviced from other members of the business network. For example, Europe recently established Digital Trade Chain Consortium (Digital Trade Chain Consortium).n
n3) Information sharing between members of the business network is allowed to benefit from the technology through better visibility to support business processes. The dispute resolution is a good example.n
nnDo you have an IBM public chain customer case that can share the public domain?n
nnFisk: We are discussing usage cases with multiple US agencies and SLE governments. The most interesting public sector use case is Dubai’s block chain work.n
nnCan block chains drive digital transformation? If so, how will it push? What are the potential use cases?n
nnFisk: The answer is only one word – can! The establishment of the block chain means that the battle was carried out in half (the value also achieved half). In view of the block chain is to support more business processes and business network members to expand, once the business network 2-3 members of the initial business process to establish a block chain, there will be digital transformation opportunities. For example, with more important, trustworthy and more transparent information, I can use this ability to carry out the desired awareness, analysis, mobile and networking plans.n
nnCan the government get cost savings through block chains?n
nnFisk: Cost savings are mainly driven by automation (more important and trustworthy information is obtained through the use of smart contracts) or deletion / reduction of work / program steps (visibility increases, no manual processes or steps are required). Both can improve efficiency and speed for the business network.n
nnAs a member of the block chain core group, what do you think the government has done in terms of policy promotion?n
nnFisk: The government has set up the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, which aims to educate and motivate government communities not only to participate in commercial chain chains but also to consider how to address the most serious challenges facing the government. Collaboration with the Digital Chamber of Commerce brings together industry and government around policy, regulatory, standards and technical challenges. The government also set up the first group of industry groups, such as the IAC / ACT team, which was recently supported and sponsored by the GSA, to study the guidelines and recommendations to guide the government to speed up pilot / proof of concept by the end of 2017.n
nnWhat is the maximum resistance of the government to block the chain? How will I overcome the bottleneck? Do you have any suggestions?n
nnFisk: The first resistance lies in education. The government’s first view of the block chain is that the block chains are bundled with bitcoins and the chain chain network “does not require permission” that anonymous entities can trade with others in the network. In fact, Bitcoin is the first enterprise use case for the chain chain, just an implementation. Many use cases are about “licensed” block chains that can be used with existing or known commercial networks.n
nnnFrom the point of view of the block chain, my participation in the US model includes the following: 1) Sector chain education for institutional stakeholders. 2) Where there are resistance / policy issues in the in-depth business network. 3) Study whether the pilot shadow-chain method (eg IGF) can bring immediate commercial value. The shadow-chain means the smallest change / subversion in the current business process, but it solves the current problem by adding key information about some or all of the business network shares. 4) Once the value of the pilot is shown, our digital transformation method can be put into use. (For example, using a block chain to work).n
nAbout digital transformation – more business functions and block chain network participants can be added to existing block chains (including the introduction of citizens, small businesses and other individuals connected to them through commercial network members).n
nIt is possible to shift the focus to the block chain, which is not worth creating a chain of chains, but rather that all members of the business network change the way they act, including the use of block chains to carry out those who, due to lack of motivation (or commercial value) Stranded awareness, analysis and networking aspects of the plan.n

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