This blog post was originally published on the Civil Service blog. Today we’re sad to say goodbye and thank you to Stephen Foreshew-Cain, Executive Director of GDS. Stephen is leaving GDS after 2 years, first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Executive Director.
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We spoke recently at a roundtable in Parliament, organised by the All Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation (APDIG). At the session, ‘Designing the next generation of government services’, we talked about why GDS is making service design a priority.
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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.
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.
What is a farm girl from California doing at GDS? Well, apparently, quite a lot. At the end of my first month on the job as a product manager, I wanted to share a few observations from a newcomer’s perspective.
We’ve been running a Women’s group at GDS for a year now. I wanted to share why we do that, what the group has done so far, and what we plan to do next.
A few years ago, when I was organising finance and procurement for the GDS user research lab I was gung-ho and eager to get everyone involved and enthusiastic too. It proved a very good move.
We're hiring quite a lot of new people at GDS, and that's brilliant because there are so many new brains and new skills and new faces to get to know. It's also difficult. It's difficult for those newcomers to know …