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April 21, 2017  3:11 PM

Don’t expect much that’s new from political parties’ digital manifestos in General Election

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Conservatives, Digital economy, Digital government, GDS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto

Like it or not, necessary or not, we have another General Election, and while nobody will decide their vote based on a party’s digital policies, the imminent poll will raise important questions that affect the tech community. It’s unlikely we will see many digital surprises in the...

April 16, 2015  1:24 PM

The missing election manifesto promise – educating MPs on the UK’s digital opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Broadband, Conservatives, Data protection, GDS, innovation, Labour, privacy, Skills, tech startups

Who is going to be the big digital winner after the 2015 general election? Congratulations to anyone involved with smart ticketing on public transport - you're in for a good time....


October 14, 2014  9:58 AM

What has happened to the Prime Minister’s Digital Taskforce?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Digital skills, Government IT, Labour

In July, the government revealed the existence of the Prime Minister's Digital Taskforce - notable at that time mainly for the fact that


October 3, 2014  10:47 AM

Credit where it’s due – this government has made huge progress on digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, Government IT, IDA, Identity assurance, Labour

It was hugely welcome to see the prominence that digital issues were given during the Labour and


September 26, 2014  2:18 PM

CIOs should use IT apprenticeships to tackle digital skills shortages

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, CIO, Digital skills, Labour, recruitment, Skills

One of the things Labour leader Ed Miliband remembered to say in his party conference speech this week was to criticise the IT industry.

He singled out IT...


July 3, 2014  11:35 AM

Labour’s digital rhetoric is increasingly positive towards GDS

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, GDS, Labour

Labour MP Jon Cruddas gave a speech this week that was barely reported in the press, but contained his party's most significant statements yet about the role of digital and technology in...


June 26, 2014  4:31 PM

Big IT vs SME IT in government – it’s really about changing IT suppliers’ behaviour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, Outsourcing, Procurement, SME

The Cabinet Office plan to bring in more SME IT suppliers and reduce dependence on the old


March 13, 2014  12:01 PM

Labour: ‘This is not a review of GDS. It is a review of digital government’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly

Labour formally launched its Digital Government Review at an event in London last night.

It's clearly going to attract a lot of interest and scrutiny, if


March 11, 2014  1:00 PM

GDS becomes political as Labour launches digital government review

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, SME

Government IT - and in particular, the role of the Government Digital Service - is about to get political.

Tomorrow night, the Labour Party launches its digital government review, a programme...


November 15, 2013  11:25 AM

Those deleted Tory speeches – how technology holds politics to account

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Google, Labour, politics, ROBOTS

It was only two weeks ago that I wrote a post on this blog titled "The risky politics of open government", highlighting the expectations placed upon any prime minister who declares his...


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