Category Archives: IT

security, privacy and the Internet of Things

I had the pleasure recently of opening a Cambridge Union Society debate on the topic of “This House Fears The Large Scale Collection Of Personal Data“. This theme is partly what inspired my CIO Column on “The Internet of Thieves“. … Continue reading

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more CIO bits and pieces

Here’s a summary and links to my last few CIO columns of 2015. Looking forward to what 2016 brings. Service design thinking December 2015. The use of technology in government is all too often relegated to simply making business as usual more … Continue reading

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CIO roundup

Here’s a summary, with links to the full pieces, of some of my recent CIO columns: Data-enabled service design October 2015 The chorus of people calling for personal “data sharing” in the public sector seems to grow by the day. … Continue reading

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online citizen accounts

The idea of an online government account where we can see everything in one place has been kicking around since the late 1990s and the “me.gov” all-in-one portal. Despite several generations of government portals over the last 21 years (GIS, … Continue reading

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A (brief) history of UK Government moves towards a platform-based architecture

The vision — 1998 onwards There’s been a long-standing vision to use technology in a way that doesn’t fossilise the old paper-based way of running the public sector — but which enables services to be redesigned and improved. Part of this vision has … Continue reading

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digital leaders TV discussion

BBC Click’s Kate Russell hosted myself, Mark Thompson and Alan Brown on a recent episode of Digital Leaders TV. Our topic? How to understand and implement new digital business models in the public sector, with questions and interventions both from Kate and … Continue reading

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(continued) more thoughts on government in the digital age

On the back of the launch of our new book, Digitizing Government, I posted a few background thoughts in my previous blog — very imaginatively entitled, er, more thoughts on government in the digital age. I continue exploring a few more … Continue reading

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