What do national digital leaders require in order to deliver the benefits of digital transformation? Kevin Cunnington, former director general of the UK’s Government Digital Service, has put this question to seven such leaders – finding some strong and widely-held views on both the obstacles and the keys to progress.
In a forthcoming report produced with Global Government Forum, ‘Asking the experts: What do digital leaders need to succeed?’, Cunnington explains what he’s learned and sets out seven key findings. And he’ll be launching that report in a webinar at 13:00 UTC / GMT on Tuesday 11 January 2022 – talking through his conclusions, and answering questions from the live audience.
To carry out his research, Cunnington interviewed national digital leaders from seven countries: Azerbaijan, Canada, Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland and Singapore. Inviting them to assess their progress in seven fields, he explored their goals, experiences and frustrations, identifying the constraints and challenges that they face in common. His conclusions – presented under chapters covering strategy, funding and capabilities – contain crucial messages not only for digital leaders, but for every civil service executive involved in the oversight or delivery of digital transformation programmes.
Confirm your place now and hear the finding of this perceptive research.
• Kevin Cunnington, former UK Government Digital Service Chief
• Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant