The Civil Service Reform Plan actively challenges the status quo stating “it is vital to engage and empower staff” and also demands change “by innovating service delivery by using technology to achieve efficiencies; working in partnership across departments”. Combining these two objectives requires new ways of thinking as departments shift from traditional top-down ICT deployment to a user-driven bottom-up approach.
Fortunately the adoption of Cloud First policies and the increasing availability of pre-accredited services via the G-Cloud is helping to change attitudes as the Cloud starts to deliver cost savings and improved business agility across the public sector.
This session is for anyone who wants to understand how to deploy Cloud-based technologies to improve team collaboration and public consultation as part of a stakeholder communication and engagement strategy or project. You will learn how the Cloud can be used as a platform for bottom-up innovation and understand, by example, how various local and central government organisations have engaged and empowered staff to develop new ways of working together.