Supporting governments in the development of policies
Government & Policy Advisor.
What is a government and policy advisor?
A government and policy advisor is a professional who provides expert advice to public bodies such as governments, ministries and agencies. Their role is critical in shaping policies and strategies that address current challenges while preparing for future developments. They analyze trends, assess the impact of potential policies and provide insights that help public institutions make informed decisions. Their expertise often spans different areas such as technology, economics, education and social development. The goal is to ensure that government actions and policies are well-informed, forward-looking and aligned with the overall goals of societal progress and economic development. Their advice is instrumental in reshaping public services, promoting economic growth and ensuring that society and the economy are well prepared for future challenges and opportunities.
What is is the impact of a good policy advisor?
Why do I advise governments and public institutions?
My journey into consulting for governments and public institutions began when my theories, originally intended for local digital economic development, gained recognition. This led to invitations to give keynotes and workshops at various government departments, where my unique perspective quickly became apparent. I found that many civil servants, who often lacked background knowledge in these rapidly evolving areas, had a lack of understanding of innovation and the context of modern challenges. My role expanded as I was referred to other governments and institutions and was able to use my expertise to provide a fresh perspective.
Today, I advise dozens of public bodies and sit on various commissions, making an important contribution as a futurologist and policy advisor. In my work, I challenge assumptions, demystify technologies and help governments use them effectively. More than just a keynote speaker, I play a critical role in shaping policy and bring a deep understanding of how technology relates to society and the economy. This way I guided and influenced many public policies at a global level and ensure that governments are not only prepared for the future, but actively shape it.
“A future in which technology serves society, promotes innovation and at the same time is anchored in todays reality.”
What makes me different as a policy advisor?
What sets me apart as a policy advisor is my ability to penetrate complex systems with an innovator’s mindset and see opportunities that are often hidden from others. My diverse roles in different sectors have given me a unique perspective that is critical to my work as a futurist and government advisor. This diverse experience allows me to make policy decisions with a comprehensive understanding of how different elements within a system interact and influence each other.
I am hands-on and focus on developing actionable steps and solutions that follow a startup mentality and achieve maximum impact with minimal resources. An example of this approach is my work at MoreThanDigital, where a single idea has the potential to change the lives of millions.
In every assignment I’m involved in, my innovative thinking challenges the status quo, brings in a wealth of ideas and thinks way outside the box. This ability to develop and implement impactful solutions at scale makes me a valuable asset, often driving key change and progress. My role goes beyond just advising; it’s about initiating transformative change that makes an impact on a global scale and establishes me as a key player in shaping the future.
My unique advisory style
What sets my expertise apart from others
My role as a policy advisor is characterized by a unique blend of innovative thinking and a deep understanding of complex systems.
With a startup entrepreneur’s mindset, I focus on developing impactful and efficient solutions that challenge conventional policy approaches.
My strength is to provide actionable, practical advice that ensures visionary policies are implementable and effective.
In various advisory roles, I am known for challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas that lead to significant changes in policy direction and global impact. This combination of innovation, practicality and bold thinking is what sets me apart in the field of policy consulting.
My ability to anticipate and link emerging trends sets me apart and enables me to provide governments with insights that are not only innovative but also highly relevant to future planning.
I apply a startup mentality to policy consulting and focus on solutions that are efficient, impactful and scalable to ensure that small contributions can lead to large societal benefits.
Complex System Expert
My ability to understand and manage complex systems sets me apart. I offer comprehensive insights that combine various aspects of technology, society and business.
Status Quo Challenger
As a member of various commissions, I am often the one who pushes boundaries and introduces new ideas and perspectives that have a significant influence on policy direction and impact.
What are my topics as advisor for governments and policies?
In my role as a policy advisor, I deal with a wide range of issues, all with a focus on shaping the future. My involvement spans various commissions, ministries and initiatives, from economic development, to supporting SMEs in digitalization and innovation, to education reform and the future of learning. My work also extends to promoting global cooperation, enhancing digital skills, promoting social inclusion and contributing to the transformation of entire regions.
I am actively involved in developing strategies for smart cities, promoting innovation ecosystems, transitioning to a green economy and creating regulatory sandboxes for testing breakthrough ideas. As a member of the digital trade delegations, I also play a crucial role in shaping international digital policy.
My broad yet interconnected knowledge and approach allows me to immerse myself in the complexity of the future, where my unique skills come into their own. My passion is to penetrate and demystify this complexity, making me a distinctive voice in the field of forward-looking policy advice.
More about my topics and expertise.
Guiding regions and nations in crafting robust economic development plans, leveraging technology and innovation for sustainable growth.
Digitalization of the Economy and SMEs
Focusing on transforming the economy and empowering small and medium-sized enterprises with digital tools and strategies to enhance competitiveness and innovation.
Transforming & Systems Change
Finding solutions for the comprehensive transformation of entire systems, such as economic, educational, or governmental structures.
Fostering Innovation Ecosystems
Creating policies that support and nurture innovation ecosystems, driving regional and national technological advancement.
Green Economy Transition
Guiding policies for a transition to a green economy, emphasizing sustainable practices and environmental responsibility. Technology and systems change combined.
Educational Reform for Future Skills
Transforming education systems to align them with future skills needs and ensure that the workforce is equipped for the future, including issues such as lifelong learning, workforce upskilling and reskilling.
Advice on platforms and ecosystems (e.g. DGTPs) for the use of technology to improve the efficiency of public services, transparency and citizen engagement through network effects and economies of scale.
Social Inclusion in the Digital Era
Addressing social inclusion in policy-making, emphasizing the role of technology in creating more inclusive societies. Especially in the light of strong future shifts in demographics and due to technology.
Sharing Knowledge & Insights
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FAQ about Policy Advisory
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about my engagements as government and policy advisor, which will give you a clearer understanding of how I work and what you can expect when you invite me to work with you.
+ Why should we hire you as a policy advisor?
With my unique blend of experience in technology, innovation and systems change, I bring a comprehensive and forward-thinking approach to policy advice, helping governments to effectively shape and navigate the future.
+ What sets your policy advisory approach apart from others?
My approach is distinguished by a deep understanding of complex systems and a startup mindset, enabling me to propose efficient, high-impact solutions to intricate policy challenges.
+ What is your experience with government and public sector advisory?
I have extensive experience advising over 15 governments, ministries, and public institutions globally, offering insights on a range of issues from digital governance to economic development.
+ How do you handle conflicts of interest in your advisory roles?
I maintain strict ethical standards and transparency in all my advisory roles to avoid conflicts of interest, ensuring unbiased and objective advice.
+ Can you assist in drafting legislation or regulatory frameworks?
Yes, I can provide assistance in drafting clear, effective legislation and regulatory frameworks that align with policy objectives and compliance requirements.
What Others Say About Me
I have worked with many inspiring people, companies and institutions around the world and I am delighted to some some of their voices and see how they have experienced my influence as a keynote speaker, as a panelist, as an entrepreneur and also as a futurist.
“I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Benjamin.”
“Benjamin Talin like not a lot of people understood how exponential change will impact the political spiderwebs in our world. He is a dot-connector and fast thinker.”
Joël Charles Wuethrich