That is the question isn’t it? My job title is Head of Digital Transformation. Yep I don’t know what that means either. Probably not what you think it does. The reality is my job title should have probably been Head of Beta.ONS for this year - because it has been pretty much all consuming. Where … Continue reading What do you [really] do?
There was a time when it seemed like this was a staple of every interview anyone attended. It seems to have, thankfully, gone out of style now but once upon a time it was the go-to question. My standard answer back then was that I wanted to be Head of Web/Online/Digital for a major university. … Continue reading Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
This morning I came across this Civil Service Innovation Challenge that offers the opportunity to win a trip to California to undertake the Singularity University 'Executive Program'. Singularity University is a slightly odd Silicon Valley corporate learning start-up with some big name corporate backers and some high profile founders. I'm not sure it would usually … Continue reading Open Singularity – Civil Service Innovation Challenge
Sure it had a stupid name and couldn’t possibly be accused of presenting a neutral point of view with how it presented the data but I am very sorry to see Ampp3d close it’s doors at Trinity Mirror. There is no doubt it was a massive influence on my team at ONS when it came … Continue reading Au Revoir Ampp3d
Ben Balter has the rather impressive job title of 'Government Evangelist' at Github. He was one of the original Presidential Innovation Fellows in the U.S. and been a vocal advocate for a move towards a more digital by default federal government from within the White House and in his time at Github. He knows of … Continue reading 19 problems & Github ain’t one..