Danes among world’s most influential tech players

Casper Klynge, Sophie Løhde and Lars Frelle-Petersen make the top 100

The public innovation minister, Sophie Løhde, is in the top 20 (photo: Venstre)
August 8th, 2018 2:34 pm| by Christian W

Three Danes have been included on Apolitical’s inaugural list of the 100 most influential people in digital governance.

Denmark’s digital ambassador, Casper Klynge, the public innovation minister, Sophie Løhde, and Lars Frelle-Petersen, the digital head of the Danish confederation of industry, Dansk Industri (DI), made the public servant platform’s inaugural ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government for 2018’ list.

“People working in digital government often go unrecognised by the wider public, yet the work they do is vital as both the opportunities and risks of digital technologies increase,” commented Apolitical chief executive Robyn Scott.

“It’s been a joy to produce this list recognising the most influential individuals in the field – including some incredible unsung heroes – from around the world.”

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The choice Sophie
Løhde was the only Dane in the top 20 of the list, where she was joined by the likes of Malcolm Turnbull, Audrey Tang, Martha Lane Fox, Tim Berners-Lee, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Jennifer Pahlka and Evgeny Morozov.

The list, which is hailed to be the first of its kind, includes public servants from all levels of government, private sectors and academia who have significant influence when it comes to policy making, research and advocacy.

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