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June 7, 2019  3:36 PM

‘A breath of fresh air’ for Gov.uk Verify?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Three months ago, the Government Digital Service (GDS) appointed the first ever director of digital identity, Lisa Barrett – tasked...

May 8, 2019  2:44 PM

Gov.uk Verify is the Theresa May of digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gov.uk Verify is the Theresa May of digital government. The embattled Prime Minister faces calls to quit from all around – her own Conservative MPs, grassroots Tory activists, the right-wing press and...


May 2, 2019  10:27 AM

Huawei furore leads inevitably to a global polarisation of the tech sector

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The sacking of defence minister Gavin Williamson is another indication of how


April 12, 2019  10:33 AM

When will we see the digital transformation of politics?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The digital transformation of government and public service delivery is well under way and is by now – hopefully – unstoppable. It’s taken longer to...


March 25, 2019  12:52 PM

MPs hear more revelations about Gov.uk Verify as troubled project gets a new leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Hello and good luck, to Lisa Barrett  - the newly appointed director of digital identity at the Government Digital Service (GDS). She's taken on what many people outside GDS see as something of a poisoned chalice. You might think it strange, that this job has been created for the first time...


March 22, 2019  11:39 AM

Hubris over Horizon? Post Office shocks High Court with accusation of bias

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Post Office likes to describes itself as “the nation’s most trusted brand”. Anyone following the


March 6, 2019  10:24 AM

NAO hammers another nail into Gov.uk Verify

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s not commonly known outside Whitehall that by the time the National Audit Office (NAO) – Parliament’s independent spending watchdog – publishes a report, it will have been through several iterations. The subjects of the report – government departments and agencies, civil servants and...


February 15, 2019  11:47 AM

NHS takes a small digital step into the 21st century – with bigger ones to come

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Here is our quote of the week: “We spend £8m a year on paper. We spend £2m a year on envelopes. We can save lives, save staff time and cut costs by using an extraordinary piece of technology that has the ability to allow two people to communicate instantaneously, and to allow groups of people...


February 7, 2019  2:57 PM

Of course there’s technology for the Irish border – that doesn’t mean it will work

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s understandable that people express cynicism when a politician – particularly one with a clear ideological bent – proclaims that “digital” or “technology” can solve the core Brexit issue of the Irish border. With very few honourable exceptions, politicians have the same...


January 4, 2019  2:34 PM

Hello 2019, same as 2018 (mostly)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

“Nothing changes, on New Year’s Day,” sang U2 many years ago. This piece of self-evident wisdom doesn’t stop the world of tech punditry from excitedly making hyperbolic forecasts at the start of every year on the assumption that opening up their new wall calendar will magically change the...


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