Martha Lane Fox and Mike Bracken, two of the key figures in the creation of GDS, believe the organisation remains stymied by major barriers in both the civil service and parliament
The doctor will virtually see you now – how one ‘forward-thinking’ GP surgery is embracing technology
Marple Cottage Surgery is leading NHS primary care by improving patient experience with video...
Council IT chiefs tell Sooraj Shah that, although the Internet of Things has huge potential for local government, it’s still early days for the technology.
Dylan Roberts, Leeds City Council’s digital chief, tells Gill Hitchcock that other public services could benefit from the local authority’s open source integrated care record programme, Ripple.
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women.
The Government Digital Service is learning to be more empathetic and humble, according to its chief operating officer Alex Holmes.
AbilityNet’s digital inclusion chief Robin Christopherson wants to see ‘internet wardens’ with powers to fine councils that fail to comply with accessibility law. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Brian Matthews, Milton Keynes Council’s transport innovation lead, tells Gill Hitchcock how wireless trials and links to an Open University data hub will prevent parking meltdown.
Vision and values in a digital age: An interview with Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers claims to have spent the last 30 years systematically deskilling himself in all tasks except one: leadership. He speaks to Rebecca Hill about ensuring digital is an enabler, not an outcome.
Keith Hurst tells Max Goldbart how his team’s award-winning strategy transformed a key element of the Land Registry’s operations.
Data security incidents in local government rose by 34% at the start of 2016, but John-Pierre Lamb of the Information Commissioner’s Office says some solutions are easy to implement. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Rotherham’s ICT manager Richard Copley wants a local-style GDS, but does he think the new Local Digital Coalition is the answer? Gill Hitchcock reports.
West Berkshire’s digital lead Phil Rumens talks about the task of ensuring the new Local Government Digital Service Standard makes an impact. Gill Hitchcock reports.
MEP and former European commissioner Viviane Reding talks data protection and why economics trumps feminism.
Outgoing Socitm president Nadira Hussain: “The value of a diverse workforce is clear, but the perception remains that tech is about geeky men in darkened rooms in front of screens”
Nadira Hussain says local government IT can achieve better outcomes by using the analytical, negotiating and project management skills of women. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Warwickshire county council’s head of information assets tells Gill Hitchcock that cloud technologies offer local authorities a range of benefits provided they do their groundwork
GDS has been a game-changer for the UK. But Joshua Chambers asks whether the big fish will survive without finding fresh feeding grounds
Adur and Worthing councils’ digital lead Paul Brewer explains how a low code platform is enabling him to create efficient systems which span business functions. Gill Hitchcock reports
The internet has given anyone with access to a computer and web connection a platform to share their skills, interests, and views with the world – and for the world to return the favour. But government is not...
Public sector ICT experts gathered to discuss the steps required if cloud is to become a firm fixture in Scotland's public sector
Three London councils are set for an ICT partnership predicted to save £6m a year, but success will require transparency, continual assessment and an exit plan for each authority. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s legal team has created its own system for providing digital court bundles, and helped deliver a multimillion-pound package of annual efficiencies in the process. Gill Hitchcock reports.