46 days in the life of a digital transformation newbie

By Anna Sexton, Socitm Head of Marketing and Digital Communications

I have been at Socitm for 46 days, joined two big events (the Socitm Spring Conference and Better Connected Live), connected with 100+ fascinating and passionate people, and this week seen 29 local authorities win awards for digital innovation (some pictured above).

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46 days in the life of a digital transformation newbie

Take control – how the public sector can embrace change and thrive

By Alex Anderton, Public Sector Expert, Dropbox

The cloud is here; and there’s a very good chance workers inside your local authority have already adopted it.

Dropbox usage across the UK government has doubled since 2014. And if we dig a little deeper into our data we see one in three local authorities have employees using Dropbox inside the workplace right now.

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Take control – how the public sector can embrace change and thrive

Digital: is it all in the mind?

By Adrian Hancock, Socitm CEO

I am fairly certain I could start reading articles and papers on digital transformation and probably not run out of them before the end of this year – and that’s just the ones published this week! In other words there are plenty of opinions, some of them miles apart or just plain ‘at odds’ with each other.

However, two of them, or at least a couple of points from two of them, struck me as worth more consideration. The first was a study published by Altimeter Group which found that digital transformation in organisations was usually instigated without any drive from senior (C-suite) leadership. It is usually some way down the road, after the vanguard in the organisation have ‘built and proved’the case, begun to win sufficient hearts and minds to get things moving to such an extent that it makes its mark on the horizon of senior managers. See article here

The second, from Wipro, puts the case that the word digital is utterly unnecessary in the phrase ‘digital transformation’. See article here

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Digital: is it all in the mind?