At a recent roundtable event, PublicTechnology and Gamma brought together a range of senior digital professionals to discuss the looming spectre of the UK’s exit from the EU, and what it means for transformation initiatives
David Best joined the Office for National Statistics two years ago and is, by his reckoning, a third of the way through an ambitious reform programme. He tells Rebecca Hill about heritage systems, culture change and thinking ahead
As it moves to a new £53m flagship campus, Ayrshire College has removed the distinction between IT and general-purpose classrooms. Sam Trendall meets ICT manager Brad Johnstone to hear more
Group chat services can make civil servants more efficient by reducing email overload. If government does not embrace them, it will lose out
A fresh look at data protection and backup best practice, particularly when it comes to ransomware.
"At the end of the day, the services are all the same, so if you’re doing bins from Shetland to Glasgow to the Borders, we all do similar services"
Fear around GDPR is being "hyped up by companies trying to sell solutions".
Sir David Norgrove, the new chair of the UK Statistics Authority, sees better use of existing administrative data as a way to bolster the nation’s understanding of itself without conducting original and costly research.
Last month's high-profile cyber attack caused chaos across much of the NHS, but some parts were unscathed. SA Mathieson explores why
"It's not about having a glossy website" - East Renfrewshire Council’s Lorraine McMillan on the power of sharing digital expertise
Lorraine McMillan, chief executive of East Renfrewshire Council, tells Gill Hitchcock why cooperating on digital is second nature for Scotland’s local authorities
The UK government says that it wants to move to the Cloud. Here’s why it’s not happening yet.
Earlier this year the Office for National Statistics launched its Data Science Campus, promising to deliver ‘data science for public good’. Rebecca Hill spoke to its managing director Tom Smith to find out what that means in practice.
Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.
Government procurement has reached a fork in the road, says FutureGov founder Dominic Campbell. Will it continue on the path to agile, and start buying services based on trust and fairness, or pivot back to waterfall?
Hackney’s head of digital Matthew Cain talks to Gill Hitchcock about redesigning parking permits, prototyping a chatbot and exposing staff to external good practice.
After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.
Election 2017: Party manifestos urged to focus on IT systems for Brexit and championing digital leadership
As parliament dissolves and the date of the poll marches closer, parties of all colours are working up their manifestos. Rebecca Hill asks what they could, or should, have in store for tech.
‘You’re always competing with something’: EY’s global lead for government on recruitment in a digital age
Ageing governments across the world are crying out for an injection of fresh talent. EY's George Atalla tells Rebecca Hill that they have plenty to offer - but need to change their approach.
Finding new ways to publish public information has turned Torfaen Council into a local government social media leader. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan that aims to fix years of IT underinvestment. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Interview: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington on 'self-help groups', spend controls and cold water swimming
After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has finally got the long-awaited Transformation Strategy off his desk and is looking forward to an office move. He tells Rebecca Hill about Whitehall “self-help groups”, reforms to spend controls and cold water swimming.