It’s Mike Bracken’s last day today, and on behalf of everyone at GDS I want to say this: thank you, Mike.
Blogposts about who we are and how we work.
It’s time to update you on what’s been happening on our work with data.
Last month I was invited to give a talk as at the Cambridge University Computer Science lab.
A few years ago, I stood up at the first GDS all-staff meeting and told everyone there to “look sideways”, by which I meant: don’t get stuck in silos of your own making.
Three months ago, when I was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office, one of the first things I wanted to do was visit GDS. I'd worked with GDS over recent years, and I’m a huge supporter of GDS's mission.
You’ll have seen the media coverage over the past few days since Mike announced that he is leaving. Last week was a busy week sorting things out and speaking to people about what happens next.
At the end of last week I went to see my boss, John Manzoni to tell him I’m leaving government.
A few weeks ago, we welcomed some friends from America to our office in London, members of the United States Digital Service (USDS) and 18F.
A little rant, if you’ll forgive the indulgence. It includes a confession, to make up for the ranting.
Back in January, the Australian government said it would be setting up a new Digital Transformation Office. That was great news. We were happy to welcome Australia to our international community of governments