We made a Local Gov CDO Group

  • Developing clear “missions”, to ensure we are working to solve the big challenges for local government, our places and communities
  • Exploring the future of the Chief Digital Officer role, learning about strategic design and public service innovation, and developing the learning offer for current and future CDOs
  • Working to map the roles, skills, methods and mindsets needed for successful local digital government
  • Identifying high impact, infrastructural technology and standards projects of national importance, working closely with the MHCLG Local Digital Collaboration Unit
  • Providing leadership on the future of digital government, which we believe is about deep local systemic reform and new public service infrastructures, built on modern technologies and data
  • Using our influence to lobby central government and make clear requests for support
  • Forming a collective voice to influence large incumbent software suppliers, being clear what the sector must have from them
  • Providing a safe, confidential space for senior local government digital leaders
  • Sharing our experience and knowledge, and providing advice to each other
  • Exploring how best to share our work, including user research, design patterns, job descriptions, training, code, applications and models for infrastructure management
  • Prototyping Digital Peer Reviews, where we will each give 2–3 days to visit a peer council and complete a helpful assessment of their position
  • Offering GDS service standard assessments to each other

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Director for Digital & Resources at Adur & Worthing Councils. Working on systems change, service design, digital and commercial.

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Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer

Director for Digital & Resources at Adur & Worthing Councils. Working on systems change, service design, digital and commercial.

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