The recently published “Gartner´s Top Predictions for 2017 and Beyond” presents findings that clearly support how innovation in election modernization technology like Scytl´s is driving disruption in the elections industry and fostering the extraordinary change from mundane to more participative, secure and transparent voting processes.
Predictions from Gartner directly affect and reflect what is happening in the elections technology industry. While traditionally risk adverse, governments are beginning to embrace the value that innovation and disruptive technology brings to their citizens and their electoral processes.
- Governments recognize how outdated their legacy IT systems are, especially those that support elections processes, and the need for initial investment. Scytl election modernization technology is proving the quick ROI of the initial investment not only in making processes more efficient, but also more sustainable. Scytl Results Consolidation and Scytl Elections Night Reporting solutions for example save time and are far more accurate and timely when managing the tally and publication of elections results. Scytl Election Training provides flexibility and efficiencies by enabling election staff to learn at their own pace from anywhere in the world.
- The abandonment of mobile apps is already a reality in the elections industry since 2013 via Scytl Online Voting solutions which use instant apps that do not require installing a client app on a device. Voting is already being done securely and privately directly via laptops, mobiles, tablets, and even smart TV´s in France, Switzerland, Norway, Canada and Australia.
- The significant increase in the use of blockchain technology is already having a direct impact in elections via Scytl´s secure and verifiable processes. Blockchain generates a decentralized and transparent integrity evidence of critical electoral assets, such as the ballot box contents and audit proofs. Scytl complements the decentralized integrity protection provided by blockchains with privacy preserving measures, ensuring that the information published in the blockchain cannot compromise voter privacy, a key requirement of any election. Election bulletin board publication (essential in providing transparency and open auditability of election transactions) integrity is ensured by measures such as Scytl’s Immutable Logs combined with blockchain technology embedded in its online voting solutions.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.
Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in over 47 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with strategic offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru, and Greece, as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, and Australia. For more information, visit www.scytl.com.
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