National Technology Initiative: Social Reflections and Türkiye's Future

The National Technology Initiative for Digitalization in the Public Secto

The objective of this article is to emphasize the importance of the National Technology Initiative for digitalization in the public sector and its practice in the priority areas. The National Technology Initiative is a comprehensive initiative that requires pursuit of implementations at the national level as well as the developments beyond our national borders. The motivation behind addressing this subject is to analyze the implications of this initiative on the digitalization process of the public sector. The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, which was established with the transition to the Presidential Government System in order to orchestrate the digital transformation of the public sector under a single roof, is of critical importance for the understanding of this process. In this article, the section “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence” thoroughly examines big data and artificial intelligence by public sector as the locomotive technologies of digital transformation, and includes the projects of DTO in related fields. The section “Cybersecurity Governance” focuses on the practices carried out to adopt a holistic approach which will strengthen national resistance against new generation cyber threats. Under the section “Coordination of Digital Transformation of the Public Sector”, the strategy documents prepared to develop policies are analyzed. The section “The Platform of Digital Türkiye: e-Government Gateway” explains the efforts devoted to increase citizen satisfaction by digital service delivery channels. The section “Importance of International Collaboration for National Digital Ecosystem” elaborates on the practices that concentrate on establishing international collaborations to strengthen our national digital ecosystem. Finally, in the section “Vision 2023 and Digital Türkiye”, actions and their outputs on the path towards strong Digital Türkiye with domestic and national technologies are discussed in all aspects.

Ali Taha Koç
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-17-7.ch31