New blogger on the street

July 29, 2009

As a member of the Local CIO Council I know John Suffolk, Her Majesty’s Government’s Chief Information Officer and the person responsible for the existence of the Local CIO Council. However, it took Public Sector Forums to advise me of his new blog. As I should have already written, I’d met and spoken to John in July at ECEG 2009 before he’d opened the second day with a presentation about the future of e-government. In the blog John develops upon the presentation he gave, along with the goings on at the CIO Council.

It also informs me of what I’d missed at the last CIO meeting, since being ‘down south’ for the conference I needed to get back to work and couldn’t attend. It was apparently regaled by  Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt assisting thoughts on the way forward for government IT and e-government, so I look forward to the next meeting of the council, along with the up and coming entries on John’s blog.

A single criticism, as if I’d dare, but where are the mentions of multi-channel operation, citizens, metrics – those little things that have been swept under the e-government carpet for the last ten years?

I’ve added it to my blogroll, anyway!


publicexperience

April 21, 2009

Had an informative email conversation with William Heath of Kable fame (now part of the Grauniad group) the other night. He picked me up on the fact that I had no link to him (idealgovernment.com), which is now fixed.  He also ponted me to two other recent projects publicexperience.com and ctrl-shift.co.uk.

The publicexperience.com one is the ‘wouldn’t it be better if’ site, where the public are given the oppotunity of reporting a bad public service experience in that manner. The ctrl-shift.co.uk is a company specialising in customer engagement research.

Yet again, I was confirmed that I wasn’t completely off my rocker doing this research, although the metrics being investigated are looking slightly more complex than my ideal. However they are all places to watch!

A little while ago I blogged about the Read report. Well, it was released today (21 April 2009 in advance of the Budget speech) and is reported on Kable amongst others. Let’s see what happens in the Budget!

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