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Government as a Platform: New foundations for a digital state

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A talk given to the Westminster eForum on 24 June 2015, it shares a vision for a simpler, cheaper government built on new Internet-era institutional and data foundations. Aka Government as a Platform.

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Government as a Platform: New foundations for a digital state

  1. 1. Cabinet Office Government as a Platform: New foundations for a digital state Tom Loosemore @tomskitomski 25 June 2015 GDS
  2. 2. I’m from the Government Digital Service GDS
  3. 3. GDS
  4. 4. GDS What is Government as a platform? What are its principles? What will it allow? Tom Loosemore
  5. 5. GDS What is Government as a platform? Tom Loosemore
  6. 6. GDS A new, shared infrastructure the whole of government can use to transform services Tom Loosemore
  7. 7. GDS What is Government as a platform? Tom Loosemore
  8. 8. GDS New foundations for a digital state. Tom Loosemore
  9. 9. GDS What is Government as a platform? What are its principles? What will it allow? Tom Loosemore
  10. 10. 1. Simplicity GDS
  11. 11. “Simplicity is the end. Digital is just the means.” GDS
  12. 12. 2. Iteration GDS
  13. 13. “Iteration has profound implications for policy design.” GDS
  14. 14. 3. Transformation GDS
  15. 15. “We’ve had a paper-based government since around the 12th century.” GDS
  16. 16. “Now, for the first time, we are in a position to build digital foundations: made of data not paper, holding up platforms not silos.” GDS
  17. 17. GDS These new digital foundations are Government as a Platform. Tom Loosemore
  18. 18. GDS …new foundations comprise of shared tools, well-managed data, all glued together by open standards. Tom Loosemore
  19. 19. GDS What is Government as a platform? What are its principles? What will it allow? Tom Loosemore
  20. 20. GDS < show the thing > Tom Loosemore
  21. 21. GDSTom Loosemore
  22. 22. GDS Or starting a company? Tom Loosemore
  23. 23. GDS Here’s how simple it could be to start a company Tom Loosemore
  24. 24. < pause > GDS
  25. 25. “This is our chance to build a new state. Crafted around the needs of the user. To cut costs and improve services.” GDS
  26. 26. GDS
  27. 27. GDS Thank You @tomskitomski Tom Loosemore

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