Mark Thompson at Socitm Spring Conference 2015

Strategy Director, Mark Thompson, gave the Keynote address at the Socitm Spring Conference 2015, held on 23rd April in London.

Bravo to Dep CTO for a clear (overdue!) message from the centre — but County Councils should be on the cloud and digital naughty step

Great to hear some clear messages out of the Cabinet Office on some of the more prosaic enablers of Digital — public cloud, data centres and modern…

ONS website prototype

Office for National Statistics launches alpha website

On the 8th December, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) launched a public prototype website, in its bid to replace the current website…

St Pauls

Government-as-a-Platform: New Opportunities for Innovation in the Public Sector

Prof. Alan Brown shares some insights from his book on how to digitise government for the internet age.

Using Minimal Viable Capabilities to Digitize Government

Following the premier at our Digitizing Government event, we are proud to launch our new video that introduces the concept of Minimal Viable…

Can you Predict the Future of UK Public Sector IT?

If you are nursing legacy systems approaching “end of life”, stressing over whether to upgrade (or even re-implement, given the costs are often…

Platforms and Tribes

Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources at Adur and Worthing Councils talks about how local government has failed to use digital to disrupt…

APIs as a Content Distribution Channel

The definition of an API Platform includes the requirement that the data published via an API should be core to the organization exposing it. That…

Digital Government – a FAM future?

Chi Onwurah MP wants to see a common government platform that works for both central and local government, whether it is replacing the Aspire stack…

Peterborough City Council gets cabinet approval for their Technology and Digital Strategy  

Over the last few months we have been working with Peterborough City Council (PCC) to help develop their ground-breaking technology strategy.

Government must be a Platform Entrepreneur to deliver ‘Digital 2.0’

I recently came across the National Audit Office (NAO) ICT in Government: Landscape Review, released back in 2011.

Making sense of BIS, DECC, and the SME’s

In this article, Dr Mark Thompson argues encouraging SMEs to play a key role in Whitehall requires time and support, while new entrants must show…