Stephen Kelly, Chief Operating Officer for Government, writes about SPRINT 13.
Last week I was delighted to participate in SPRINT 13 the cross government digital event organized by GDS. It was great to see so many colleagues from all over the civil service enthused about our ambitious digital agenda. We have 400 days to deliver a radical transformation of government, to implement the government digital strategy and to deliver on the ambitions of the Civil Service Reform Plan.
At SPRINT 13 it was rewarding to see where departments are on their journey and to hear our digital leaders talk about the need to deliver with ‘audacious speed’. This is not a phrase one might have expected to hear from an official in the past but it’s indicative of the changes that are taking place right across the civil service.
This message is not going unnoticed, and SPRINT 13 received plenty of positive media coverage including this interview by Charles Arthur, the Guardian’s technology editor, with Minister Francis Maude. You can read all media coverage here.
SPRINT 13 was full of inspirational presentations and talks and this short video preview will give you a bit of insight into the event. We will be tweeting out links from @GDSteam as we release further content in the coming week.