Audrey Tang, previously a Minister without Portfolio in Taiwan’s government, in now Minister of Taiwan’s newly created Ministry of Digital Affairs, which came into being on August 27, 2022. Her main aim will be to build digital resilience – which is vital in order to accelerate digital transformation for an inclusive digital society.
Audrey was previously in charge of Social Innovation.
Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.
In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan’s national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.
In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design. In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.