The World Wide Web is 30 years old today. It was born on Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT computer at CERN, and in a proposal published in March 1989.
Every organisation needs to be good at technology. That’s why we always tell our clients they need an internet-era CTO. But what does that really mean? What does it look like?
It's hard to say exactly when a government becomes “digital.” You could try looking at the UN’s e-Government survey, perhaps, or examining the health of your flagship technology projects. If you are a policymaker, you know it’s working when your job changes. And if your job isn’t changing, the chances are you are getting in the way of the development of digital government.
We welcomed a very special guest to the PD office last week: Henri Verdier, the new French Ambassador for Digital Affairs. The mere fact that France even has an Ambassador for Digital Affairs says a lot about how seriously they’re taking public sector digital transformation.
Over the Christmas break I was invited to join Radio 4’s Today Programme to talk a bit about technology in the public sector. This is a remix of that interview.