As some of you might have seen earlier in the week, I've just been appointed as the government's first Chief Data Officer.
People and skills
Last week, we held an event: Sprint 15. It marked the culmination of the two-year transformation project that began with Sprint 13, when we made our plan clear: there were 400 days to transform government.
This is something one of the GOV.UK team printed out, a simple word cloud that shows popular search terms on GOV.UK. What’s the thing people search for most? “Jobs.” Front and centre, far bigger than everything else on that page. …