Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Re-configuring Public Services in a post-Covid world. Mark Thompson reflects on keynoting 'LocalGovCamp Lockdown' - a virtual event for public sector

LocalGovCamp – an ‘unconference’ for the local service community with an emphasis on digital enablement - has been going for over a decade, and…


Birmingham City Centre

Post-COVID with Birmingham City Council

Our Strategy Director, Professor Mark Thompson, was invited to keynote the senior leadership post-COVID management session for the Leader,…


Taking a leap of faith to cross a river

Community and public services post-COVID : Reflections on TechUK Panel

On the 17th April, I participated in a TechUK panel of people considering the impact COVID-19 is having on local public services, together with the…


Mark Thompson

"One of the new pieces of emerging WFH-i-quette I’ve noticed is the business of background!" Mark Thompson reflects on the impact of remote working

"I’ve actually found the transition to home working remarkably smooth.  Sure, we all need to operate a plethora of online platforms: Skype for…


Public Sector Innovation Conference

Chair's Blog | The Public Sector Innovation Conference - Reflections on the Day

Chair's Blog - reflecting on the huge opportunities, but also unique challenges, for digital innovation in our public services   Introduction…


Digital Transformation: How Corporate Culture Responds to the Internet

Interview with Professor Mark Thompson Digital Transformation: How Corporate Culture Responds to the Internet Prof. Mark Thompson is Professor in…


Digital Politics – reframing our politics for the digital age

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to suggest that we should all get a little more political about the digital economy emerging around us.…


Why is it important to be a digital Leader?

ND18 – Transform – will be the 18th National Digital Conference, and happens on 21 June: the centrepiece of 5 days of discussion and debate across…


The impact and the role of platform models in UK government

The concept of “Government as a Platform” (GaaP) is coined frequently, but interpreted inconsistently. GaaP is often seen as being about technology…


It’s the business model, stupid – 3 steps to transform UK public services

The government urgently needs to shift from ‘pipes to platforms’ to realise the benefits of digital disruption. I have long admired entrepreneur…