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Mongolia Will Be Asia's Tech Hub - MTC with Bolor-Erdene Battsengel, State Secretary of Mongolia

Updated: Aug 5, 2022

*UPDATED* We recently spoke to Bolor-Erdene Battsengel, State Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications of Mongolia about her mission to improve its citizens' life with the use of technology and her vision to make Mongolia Asia's tech hub! Check it out!

Q: I have so many questions to ask you. I'm just going to start with this, you are the youngest ever cabinet minister in Mongolia. Why did you want to go into politics with a kind of specialisation, or rather a focus on technology?

I spent ten years of my career working for international organisations. In 2019, I decided to implement a programme called 'Digital Pathways' with the University of Oxford, which I graduated from, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Digital Technology and what's blocking Mongolia to develop digital technology and do the digital transformation successfully and turns out, as a result of the study, it was the government itself.