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Sprint 15

Next Tuesday (3 February), we shall be welcoming over 450 people to the British Film Institute in London for Sprint 15. We’ll be celebrating 400 days of delivery with colleagues from across government, international visitors, digital and tech suppliers, tech media and national tech correspondents.

We’ve delivered radical change, but our work has barely begun. It’s a celebration of everything we’ve achieved so far, and an opportunity to share our plans for the future: government as a platform.

If you missed out on tickets to Sprint 15, fear not: shortly after the event we’ll be posting plenty of videos, interviews, blog posts and more. On the day, we’ll be posting updates from our Twitter account @gdsteam, and using the hashtag #Sprint15.

Here’s what happened at Sprint 13 and Sprint 14.

And here’s the agenda:

1.00 - 1.45pm: Registration and networking

1.45 - 3.15pm: The story so far

Host: Ben Hammersley

The digital transformation of the UK government

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude

The perspective from France

Thierry Mandon, French Minister for Government Modernisation and Regulatory Reform

One-to-one interview: Revolution not Evolution, 4 years on

Baroness Lane Fox of Soho

The Digital Economy

Baroness Shields

GOV.UK Verify and HMRC digital services

Mark Dearnley HMRC Chief Digital and Information Officer and Janet Hughes, Head of Policy and Engagement, Identity Assurance Programme, GDS

3.15 - 3.45pm: Break and networking

3.45 - 4.30pm: Digital transformation in government and business around the world: panel discussion

Host: Gerard Grech CEO Tech City

Panel members:

4.30 - 5pm: The future: Government as a Platform

What is Government as a Platform?

Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc

The digital transformation of the UK Government - what happens next?

Mike Bracken, Executive Director Digital for the UK Government

5pm: Networking



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  1. Comment by Peter Abrahams posted on

    I am unable to attend this conference.
    I am a member of the Digital Accessibility Alliance and as such am particularly interested in how you are ensuring access for people with disabilities.
    Will this be covered in Sprint 15?

  2. Comment by Mark posted on

    Is there a waiting list for spare tickets?

    • Replies to Mark>

      Comment by Carrie Barclay posted on

      Hi Mark. The event's waiting list is now closed, but I can ensure that your name goes on the list for the next Sprint. Sorry about that, you an follow the hashtag #Sprint15 on Twitter and there will be a round-up here on the blog, too.