Welcome to the new blog platform for the reconstituted and repurposed Transparency and Digital Engagement team. As with the old Digital Engagement blog the team will be using this to talk about what we are up to, the technical challenges we are facing and to test out early solutions.
With Andrew Stott retiring the team is now led by Katie Davis – as the new interim Director of Transparency and Digital Engagement. Katie joined the Efficiency and Reform Group in the Cabinet Office in August 2010 to help to shape Government’s approach to improving efficiency across Whitehall. Katie’s experience in developing cross-Whitehall strategies and getting things done across departments will help Government to drive forward the Transparency, Digital Engagement and Open Data agendas at pace.
From 2007 to 2010, Katie was the Executive Director of Strategy for the Identity and Passport Service, an executive agency of the Home Office. In this role, she had responsibility for developing IPS’ corporate strategy as well as leading the development of future strategies for the Home Office and across Whitehall. Prior to this, Katie was the Director of the Government IT Profession in the Cabinet Office where she had responsibility for leading efforts to increase Government’s capacity and capability to use new technology to improve public services. Katie’s strategy development and delivery skills were developed through over 20 years of experience delivering complex change programmes across the public and private sectors.
In the next few weeks we will try to keep this space up to speed with these rapidly evolving agendas but in the meantime we would very much welcome any feedback you might have on our new platform.