Data delays, mice mix-ups and septuagenarian software skills – eight things we learned at PublicTechnology Live
As PublicTechnology gathered its audience for our annual summit, senior digital leaders from across the public sector discussed their priorities and challenges, and some of the more unexpected aspects of their work
‘DWP is moving away from seeing someone as a benefit recipient – and asking how we can respond to their circumstances’
Before appearing at PublicTechnology Live next week, digital delivery director Helen...
“We never use the word ‘digital’” – inside the Welsh public sector's design doctrine
Ahead of speaking at PublicTechnology Live, Jo Goodwin discusses how the Centre for...
Take this tablet - GPs to offer apps on prescription
The first app library to be integrated in the workflow of GPs is shortly to launch. Rachel Pugh finds out more
‘Running towards change’ – government uses Budget to bet big on digital and data
A comprehensive round-up of a wide range of measures that commit more funding, create new bodies and programmes, and change the legislative landscape of public sector technology
Nonsense or necessity? Doctors divided on NHS e-Referrals
With the deadline for going paperless less than a year away, Gill Hitchcock finds that front-line workers have differing views on health service’s tech systems
Interview: Tony Singleton on two decades at the forefront of digital government
After calling time on a long civil-service career earlier this year, the former Directgov and GDS leader discusses how digital government has evolved during the 20 years he spent as one of its leading advocates
Virtual mortgages and online divorces – the future of government digital services
Resilience and efficiency minister Caroline Nokes discusses the UK’s progress to date in the digital government space, and where its priorities lie now
Digital transformation reaches the parish council
Some 42.6% of all gov.uk domains are now owned by the lowest rung of government. PublicTechnology examines the data to find out what else is new - and what has disappeared from view - in a busy year of comings and goings for government websites
Which UK councils are leading the ‘urbantech’ revolution?
Local authorities must invest in AI and smart technology to overcome a multibillion-pound funding gap, a new report claims. Which cities and regions are ahead of the pack?
Consistency, transparency, and an end to gerrymandering – what government IT suppliers want
A range of IT providers tell PublicTechnology what they would like to see during a defining period for the Crown Commercial Service
Interview: ODI unpacks plans for three-year data odyssey
Open Data Institute head of policy Peter Wells talks PublicTechnology through the organisation’s plans for investing its new £6m package of government funding
Analysis: What do the government's biggest digital services cost taxpayers ?
PublicTechnology research discovers what 50 of central government's most popular digital services each cost taxpayers and users - with prices per transaction ranging from 1p to almost £50
‘We default to frameworks, but there are many other models’ – CCS looks to the future
With five major IT contracts set to go live in the space of nine months, the government’s procurement arm is seeking to evolve
'Officers can spend thousands more hours out in the community' – inside Manchester police's mobile revolution
Chief superintendent of information services transformation tells PublicTechnology how tech has allowed GMP to do 8,000 hours of extra policing and become 'the only force in the country' to equip officers with devices for both personal and police use
HM Courts and Tribunal Service leader discusses her mission to create the online court
Chief executive Susan Acland-Hood tells Richard Johnstone how the agency’s £1bn reform plan will deliver a better justice system
Do Aylesbury Vale and Alexa have the ‘skill’ for better services?
Aylesbury Vale council’s IT lead Maryvonne Hassall talks to Gill Hitchcock about the potential gains – and pitfalls – of adopting AI in local government
Interview: DWP’s Mayank Prakash on AI, DevOps, and working with GDS
The department’s chief digital officer opens up about recruitment challenges, and says his team love getting stuck in to the “messy” work of transformation
How The National Archives is digitising 1,000 years of history
Digital director John Sheridan tells PublicTechnology how new technology is changing not only how the UK’s official archive operates, but is altering the very nature of archiving
One-on-one – Digital Marketplace boss discusses plans to expand the platform internationally
Warren Smith also opens up on how the launch of the Crown Marketplace will reshape central government procurement
An evening with the editors – experts debate politics, public sector pay, and party conferences
Watch extracts from Dods event bringing together a range of Westminster and Whitehall commentators
How Birmingham City Council ditched ‘vanity projects’ and transformed its white-elephant website
Council’s assistant director of customer services tells PublicTechnology how Europe’s largest local authority asked youthful citizens to help it build an online home that is fit for purpose
Accessibility for all
Nick Bauer of Gloucestershire County Council writes an account of the authority’s drive to make public transport more accessible for all travellers
Digitising Flintshire – a collective approach to transformation
Flintshire County Council chief officers talk to Gill Hitchcock about their joint responsibilities for a five-year digitisation programme