Mike Bracken summarises progress with Government’s digital strategy
Head of the Government Digital Service (GDS) Mike Bracken, gave Society for IT Management (Socitm) delegates a quick gallop through of his team’s success on the day that the first year’s progress report on the government’s digital strategy was published. He also called on Socitm to be more closely involved in his team’s work to design government digital services around user needs, and flagged the stronger focus on digital inclusion in the renewed Government Digital Strategy. “If we don’t deliver what users need, they’ll route around us”, Bracken told the mainly local government audience. “We’re not here to change government websites we’re here to change government. If we can’t be one government we’ll really struggle. We’re all in this together”.