The Future of Government Awards is an international program that annually selects leaders leading to positive changes in digital areas: Digital innovator of the year, Open source creation of the year, Open source adaptation of the year.
The minister of digital transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, became the winner of the Future of Government Awards in the Digital innovator of the year nomination, and all of Ukraine is proud of him. His main merit was the already world-famous project "State in the smartphone" — Diia, thanks to which Ukrainian citizens can communicate directly with the government, pay taxes and customs clearance, receive full administrative services, vote, marry, adopt a child, make business and more.
"Government entrepreneurs work against the grain and against odds to change their governments, improving them for their citizens. There are no global awards for these unsung heroes. Recognizing them is a way of recognizing the importance of better government, of those who serve their countries with little more than pride in their work as a motivation," Future of Government Awards.
The winner was selected on the basis of success, influence and potential for the scale of digital transformation.