The conference ushered an insightful journey into the realm of legislative readiness for the digital era. The delegates delved into the nuances of how legislatures can seamlessly integrate technology to meet the evolving needs of modern citizens, considering the depth and breadth of the digital revolution.
Central to this discourse was the exploration of mobile technology as a powerful tool for legislative work. Delegates pondered on the transformative potential of mobile applications in improving policy formulation, communication with constituents, and overall legislative efficiency.
Concurrently, the importance of integrating various channels of participation into the legislative process was a significant theme. It highlighted the value of inclusive democracy, where technology is harnessed to broaden public input and engagement in policy-making and legislative deliberations.
The conversation extended to the strategic aspects of legislative modernization, with a focus on architectural considerations. The forum shed light on designing an enterprise architecture to streamline legislative modernization, ensuring that the structure supports the aspirations and goals of the institution. There was also significant focus on the important but often overlooked issue of accessibility in a digital transformation strategy, ensuring that digital services are inclusive and available to all citizens, including those with different abilities.
Delegates also engaged in candid discussions about the challenges associated with phasing out legacy systems and bridging the gap between old and new technologies. They examined the potential of artificial intelligence and its application to legislative activities, envisioning a future where AI can be harnessed for tasks such as data analysis, predictive modelling, and decision-making support.
The role of private sector entities and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in aiding legislative modernization was scrutinised. Delegates evaluated the potential synergies, partnerships, and collaborative efforts that could be cultivated to accelerate the pace of legislative modernization.
A key area of focus was the standardisation of legislative data through information architecture, seen as a crucial element in achieving a successful digital transformation strategy. Additionally, a captivating discourse unfolded around the challenge of aligning the digital transformation strategy with established rules of procedure, an often complex task given the traditional nature of legislative work.
Participants pondered the complex task of managing digital legislative archives, with a keen interest in maintaining the integrity and accessibility of legislative records in the digital age. Similarly, they explored the challenges and priorities of modernising legislative drafting, the cornerstone of legislative work, in an era of rapid technological advancement.
The conference culminated with discussions on change management within the digital legislative transformation, particularly concerning transitioning staff to the digital age. It was widely acknowledged that successful digital transformation requires not only technological change but also a cultural shift within the legislative staff.
Throughout these thought-provoking dialogues, the conference upheld the principle that cooperation, collaboration, and the free flow of expertise are essential in promoting legislative modernization and digital transformation across the globe.
Bússola Tech was incredibly proud to lend our support to the ParlAmericas Meeting, which was virtually held on September 15th, 2022, during the LegisTech Forum and coinciding with the International Day of Democracy. This special event assembled parliamentary staff from all corners of the Americas and the Caribbean, fostering meaningful dialogues on strategies and opportunities to bolster the digital transformation agenda. We believe that facilitating such influential gatherings not only enriches our collective wisdom, but also illustrates the profound potential of cooperation in catalysing digital innovation within legislative bodies across the globe.
Asamblea Legislativa of Costa Rica
Assembleia Nacional of Angola
Assembleia Nacional Popular of Guinea-Bissau
Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments
Cámara de Diputados de la Nación of Argentina
Cámara de Diputados of Mexico
Cámara de Representantes of Colombia
Cámara de Senadores del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
Cámara de Senadores of Paraguay
Cámara de Senadores of Uruguay
Câmara dos Deputados of Brazil
Chancellery of the Riigikogu of Estonia
Congreso de la República del Perú
Congreso de los Diputados of Spain
Congreso Nacional of Chile
Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
Congressional Management Foundation
De Nationale Assemblée of Suriname
Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat of Indonesia
Eduskunta of Finland
House of Commons of Canada
House of Representatives of Indonesia
Knesset of Israel
Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan
National Assembly of Mauritius
National Assembly of Pakistan
National Assembly of Zambia
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Conference on Citizenship
National Democratic Institute
Oireachtas of Ireland
Országgyűlés | National Assembly of Hungary
Parlamento Nacional de Timor-Leste | East-Timor
Parliament of Barbados
Parliament of Guyana
Parliament of Jamaica
Parliament of New Zealand
Parliament of Saint Lucia
Parliament of South Africa
Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
Parliamentary Network Africa
People's Majlis of Maldives
Senado de Chile
Senado de España | Spain
Senado de la República of Chile
Senado Federal of Brazil
Senate of Canada
Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum
State Great Hural
U.S. House of Representatives
Università di Bologna
Xcential Legislative Technologies
Assembleia Legislativa de Pernambuco | Brazil
Assembleia Legislativa de Santa Catarina | Brazil
Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de Minas Gerais | Brazil
Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo | Brazil
Assembleia Legislativa do Rio Grande do Norte | Brazil
Câmara Legislativa do Distrito Federal | Brazil
Câmara Municipal de Porto Alegre | Brazil
Câmara Municipal de São Paulo | Brazil
Legislative Assembly of Ontario | Canada
This annual conference, made exclusive to the legislative community, epitomised the spirit of collective wisdom and shared progress. Bússola Tech believes in the power of such forums to bring about a positive wave of change, fostering a future where legislatures are not only digitally transformed but are also more responsive and attuned to the needs of the citizens they serve. The continuous collaboration, dialogue, and exchange of ideas are the pillars that will guide us in shaping an inclusive, accessible, and digital-ready future for all legislative bodies worldwide.