Making digital partnerships work

By Melvyn Ingleson | 04 June 2019

I recently stepped back briefly from day to day engagement with both the technology industry and local government as I completed a major domestic relocation from Scotland back to Yorkshire. Indeed, my last visible interaction was at the MJ Future Forum. It has given me an opportunity to reflect on what really matters when you are supporting senior leadership who want to drive public service transformation whilst making good use of enabling technologies. I would draw some simple lessons from my engagements over the years.

  • Technology does not drive or deliver transformation, whatever the technology or consulting firms tell you. It supports a transformation strategy in much the same way that a good people strategy supports transformation.

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