My Reflections on UKGovCamp 2012

I really enjoyed being able to get to UKGovCamp 2012 last Friday where I had a chance to outline some of our thinking around GOV.UK. My reference to Chatham House Rules got an interesting reaction – I only meant in relation to further circulation of the slide deck – not to what I was actually saying. I wanted people at GovCamp to be the first to see the presentation given the importance of your work to date – but could not circulate something externally that had yet to go through formal sign off. Lesson learned. In any event as @LouLouK flushed out that there are a myriad of interpretations for the phrase Chatham House Rules. I think it was important too to have the opportunity to acknowledge the very valuable contribution to the change agenda that GovCamp has made. Many of the attendees are those who have been at the vanguard for many years calling for deep integration of digital into government. While the establishment of GDS is an important first step there is a huge amount of work to be done to change hearts and minds...

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