Topic for discussion

Mmm, not got enough time for this post, but.. I wanted to suggest a topic for localgovcamp, the event for digital and design practitioners in and around local government.  It's in Leeds on Sept 12th and you can grab a free ticket here.  There are also two fringe events on the Friday by many lovely … Continue reading Topic for discussion

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Digital & Design & Everyone

Today was a good day.  The first 9 people began their training on Matssoft, the low code platform we have selected to enable us to rapidly design and build digital services.  It was so fantastic to see not just folk from our new Digital & Design team but also folk from service areas learning how … Continue reading Digital & Design & Everyone

Dave Briggs joins Adur & Worthing Councils

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 … Continue reading Dave Briggs joins Adur & Worthing Councils

Making Progress at Adur & Worthing on Digital & Design

I’m absolutely thrilled with how much work we’ve managed to get done here at Adur & Worthing Councils on digital strategy and delivery. This post explains what we’ve been doing, why and what’s coming up next. The Digital & Design Service is being set up in April (exciting leadership announcement coming soon ..) and along … Continue reading Making Progress at Adur & Worthing on Digital & Design

UKGovcamp 2014 Session Write-Up: Local Capacity for Innovation & Delivery

A good session was had at UKGovcamp on developing local capacity for innovation.  We had some very experienced folk in the room which allowed us to see ways through all the challenges and barriers! There are a number of features to the discussion worth covering, but as a headline we achieved the central UKGovcamp goal … Continue reading UKGovcamp 2014 Session Write-Up: Local Capacity for Innovation & Delivery

Local capacity for innovation & implementation

As we approach UKGovcamp on Saturday, I was wondering about the big "how do we make stuff happen" question.  An NLGN survey of 65 councils  on innovation found that 90% say they lack the skills needed to implement new ideas successfully, but paradoxically they still expect to generate 50% of the necessary savings through innovation … Continue reading Local capacity for innovation & implementation