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ELEANOR STEWART, HEAD OF DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT DIGITAL SERVICE CABINET
Eleanor Stewart has worked in Communications for much of her career. Eleanor has
extensive experience of both internal and external communications.
At present Eleanor is Head of Digital Engagement for the UK within the recently created
Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office.
Her responsibilities are:-
Embedding digital engagement and the use of social media in the day
to day running of government
Ensuring that digital media are included in the production, reporting and evaluation of
government policy and initiatives
Ensuring that digital communications are used as efficiently and effectively as possible
Co-ordinating and managing the professional network for civil servants working on digital
engagement and defining and promoting best practice and fostering innovation
Defining security and propriety rules for civil servants working with and using social media
Developing and promoting the use of web 2.0 and social media technology within the secure
network of the civil service to improve knowledge sharing and efficiency.
In addition in the past few years Eleanor has also been responsible for communicating and promoting the new UK
e-petitions site and the government open data and transparency agenda. As part of this she has launched
data.gov.uk, working with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Andrew Stott, to facilitate the
release and reuse of government data and co-ordinated the release of various government datasets, including
senior salaries, organograms and government spending over £25k.