Having long suffered from a scarcity of funding, councils could be forgiven for deprioritising investments in new tech. But public and private and sector leaders tell PublicTechnology that digital has never been more important.
A study from Reform finds a haphazard patchwork of data-sharing being led at a local level. The think tank’s director of research Eleonora Harwich tells PublicTechnology why a national strategy is needed
MoJ digital chief: ‘Prisons have been bypassed by the digital revolution – that is our next really big challenge’
Tom Read, CDIO at the Ministry of Justice, talks to PublicTechnology about how he believes technology and digital services could help turn prisons from a ‘Victorian dungeon to a rehabilitative space’
Newly created government organisation aims to help promote the digital economy and work with departmental technology leaders. Its leader Andreas Tschas tells PublicTechnology about his plans
‘It is a lot easier to put the blueberries in the muffin at the beginning’ – how to design a government service
Leading government design professionals share their thoughts on how to make services as inclusive as possible
PublicTechnology talks to the minister for implementation about the challenges and successes of an eventful year for the Government Digital Service, and where the organisation goes from here
The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s chief digital officer talks PublicTechnology through the organisation’s work to drive standardisation and consistency across the NHS and local government
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is investing £13.6m to boost connectivity. Gill Hitchcock reports on the challenging targets and the delivery team working with suppliers to remove barriers and pave the way for success
Full-fibre primary schools and the Mancunian skills gap – 10 tech announcements you may have missed in the Budget
Although big-ticket technology announcements were largely absent from the chancellor’s speech, the Budget contained a number of initiatives and investments in digital and data
The government has issued a ‘call to arms’ for experts to help Whitehall make a shift to smarter working practices
A House of Commons inquiry into the work of GDS to data and the state of digital government has begun publishing its findings. PublicTechnology looks at what a range of experts have had to say
A Welsh fire service is calling for technology suppliers to collaborate on a digital tracking solution which could increase safety for fire crews across the globe. Gill Hitchcock reports.
'If none of our ideas fail, we are not being ambitious enough' - inside government's data science revolution
Tom Smith, managing director of the ONS Data Science Campus, tells PublicTechnology how and why he wants to 'move the needle' for the use of data across the public sector
In the wake of last year's WannaCry ransomware attack and a range of high-profile threats since then, PublicTechnology and Trend Micro invited a panel of experts to discuss how the public sector can build resilience and protect itself. Geoffrey Lyons reports.
Following the recent annual update from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the law-enforcement organisation’s IT leader provides on update on the rollout of cloud and other technologies
The government reform movement has snowballed to include both counterparts in other countries and the wider public sector. PublicTechnology went along to its first global event to find out more
Executive and political leadership at the east London council talk to PublicTechnology about their work to lead transformation in a way that benefits the entire borough
The innovation strategy should not be a minister saying ‘that one looks shiny’ – Dowden’s pragmatic plan
Minister for implementation pledges that the upcoming government innovation strategy will be a practical strategy to address problems
Borough council’s head of ICT Nadira Hussain talks about getting the best out of existing digital systems, upskilling staff and recruiting to new roles with insourced services. Gill Hitchcock reports
October 1 marks the ‘paper switch-off’ deadline. PublicTechnology looks at the stats to assess whether one of the health service’s flagship digitisation schemes is on track.
The council’s new head of digital and transformation talks to Gill Hitchcock about expanding online self-service and the potential of AI
Inside the Canadian Digital Service – why immigration transformation represents its ‘first big opportunity’
In the second of our two-part feature, senior figures at the government transformation agency talk through the services it has built so far and how it intends to be ‘a bit more bold’ in its second year