We are in the middle of a pandemic. There are over 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus across the world. People are suffering and many are dying. First and foremost, this is a public health emergency. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this crisis. I have no desire to join the armchair medics, and this blog post is not about that. As a leader my first duty is to look after the team at Public Digital. We decided to...
COVID-19 has put the performance of governments under a microscope as they scramble to react to the unfolding crisis around the world. Digital and technology have been pushed to the forefront as a key tool for governments to engage with citizens, industry, and other governments to try and reduce the impact the crisis is having.
California’s Governor Newsom just launched the state’s new coronavirus website, covid19.ca.gov. It is simple, clear and fast, as it must be at this time of crisis.
Not every solution to every problem requires building software; but some of them do. We meet a lot of organisations who are enthusiastic about embracing internet-era ways of working, providing digital services, and finding an internet-era CTO. Yet they don’t expect that new leader to build up their ability to make things.
Last month Mike and I visited Australia, hosted by our partners Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Australia has long been scored as one of the world’s leading digital nations. Like everywhere, progress hasn’t necessarily been even, but a lot has been done that’s worth celebrating.