Yesterday, I gave a talk at the Public Sector Show. It re-visits some of the things I spoke about recently, but ties them together with some new thoughts about the future of GDS and the role we play.
Executive Director at GDS
It’s traditional to fly the rainbow flag during Pride, but Aviation House doesn’t have a flag pole. But, that hasn’t stopped us coming out in support of Pride.
A week or so ago, I was invited to speak at the ND16 Digital Leaders event, on the subject "Culture, behaviour and transformation". Here's what I said on the day.
Earlier this week, I was asked to speak on this subject at TechUK’s Public Sector 2030 event.
A few weeks ago we hosted the first meeting of the new GDS Advisory Board. There was a terrific energy in the room, a real sense of purpose.
We’re delighted to announce that Liam Maxwell has been appointed as National Technology Advisor. It’s a new role, and a great next step for Liam after four years as Chief Technology Officer.
Our job is digital transformation of government, and now feels like a good time to outline how we are going to do that.
We have a new Advisory Board. Before their first meeting, we wanted to let them know a bit more about what we do. In the spirit of 'publish, don't send', we decided to write them an open letter here on the blog.
Today is International Women's Day, and I'm committing, in public, to the first of several actions that GDS is going to take to help improve gender diversity. In future, no-one from GDS will take part in a panel discussion of two or more people unless there is at least one woman on the panel.
Every now and then we do well by taking stock of where we are and to map out the future. Sprint 16 was one of those moments.
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