We’re taking another big step forward today at Adur and Worthing Councils with the announcement that Dave Briggs will join us as Head of Digital and Design. A leading figure nationally in digital government, Dave will build a new Digital and Design Service to drive forward our digital programme here on the south coast.
How exciting !!!!
Over the last six months we have been focussed on selecting best of breed technologies, ensuring we have the right tools for the job. The next stage is creating a great in-house team of people who can deliver service re-design, technology and change management. It is extremely rare to find people who can do all three things well, and Dave is one of them. I can’t think of a better person to take forward the next phase of our work as we continue to build the capabilities we need to make true digital local government a reality.
Dave’s career in government took him from the benefits office at a Norfolk borough council to 10 Downing Street in four years. He was one of the first blogging local government officers and founded the influential LocalGovCamp series of informal conferences for innovators in the sector.
In recent years he has been working as an independent consultant with various councils and government departments, helping them prepare their digital strategies and develop their working cultures to make the most of the opportunities technology provides.
With Dave joining us, and the fundamental technology change we have already begun, I believe we can make a fantastic impact on our Council’s agenda to deliver for customers, communities and businesses.