The Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector (DTI) supports and coordinates the Federal Administration’s digital transformation activities. To this end, it works closely with the departments. It also serves as a central provider of the administration’s standard services (e.g. website, telephony, mail).
Digital transformation is a joint task. The Federal Chancellery's DTI Sector supports the digital transformation activities of the Federal Administration. However, it is the departments and the respective specialist offices that are primarily responsible. The DTI coordinates their work, sets standards, issues guidelines, provides tools and is responsible for shared services. This is done in cooperation with the departments in the Digital Transformation Council (DTC). In addition, the DTI coordinates with Digital Public Services Switzerland and the National Cyber Security Center NCSC.
The tasks of the DTI are spread across four areas, which also correspond to units as shown in the organisation chart :
- Digital Switzerland: DTI identifies important digitalisation topics and relevant challenges in good time.
- Transformation und Interoperability: DTI supports the federal offices in the digitalisation process and facilitates cooperation.
- Digital Standard Services: DTI provides the Federal Administration with services such as office automation (laptops, smartphones, office programmes, etc.) centrally in the form of standard services.
- Digitalisation Services: DTI provides central services for the Federal Administration, such as controlling DTI key projects.
The DTI Sector forms part of the Federal Chancellery. The Delegate for Digital Transformation, Daniel Markwalder, heads the sector and is appointed by the Federal Council. The Delegate reports to the Federal Chancellor and is a member of the Federal Chancellery’s management team. Decisions on digital transformation are taken by the federal government at different levels according to the scope of the steering model. .
The DTI employs around 65 staff. We are always on the lookout for new people to join the team (All job vacancies (admin.ch) (in DE, FR, IT), Select Bundeskanzlei BK).
Press release 25.11.2020 (available in German, French and Italian)
Digital Transformation and ICT Steering (DTI): Federal Council confirms reorganisation
Press release 25.06.2020 (available in German, French and Italian)
Daniel Markwalder has headed the Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector since 1 January 2021. The Federal Council appointed him to this newly created position at the end of June 2020.
Federal Chancellery Organisation Ordinance (avaliable in German, French and Italian)
Government and Administration Organisation Act (avaliable in German, French and Italian)
Government and Administration Organisation Ordinance (avaliable in German, French and Italian)
Ordinance on Digital Transformation and ICT Steering in the Federal Administration (avaliable in German, French and Italian)
Ordinance on the Organisation of Public Procurement by the Federal Government (avaliable in German, French and Italian)