Government

Governments worldwide are at an inflection point in terms of rising citizen expectations, decreasing budgets, a soon-retiring workforce, and outdated infrastructure. Governments need to digitally transform to deliver services citizens want and need. The public expects the agility and efficiency found in the private sector, and governments must embrace new technology, processes, ideas, and workforce skills to thrive.

By Chris Nott and Richard Davies on 8 June, 2021

Defence data – a new strategic asset

Much of defence is populated by a fragmented heritage of legacy solutions.  Data, process and associated organisations are frequently siloed.  This is one of the major inhibitors to realising the vision of integrating defence domains so that services can operate as one, not just nationally but in coalition. The support chain legacy Engineering and Asset […]

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By Zeeshan Ahmed on 9 October, 2020

CBM4Cloud Workshops

CBM4Cloud Workshops Since the turn of the year, alongside my usual job responsibilities, I have found myself running Component Business Model for Cloud (CBM4Cloud) workshops with our Public Sector clients. For those who are not aware, a CBM4Cloud workshop is a method that IBM uses (with or without a client) to understand the client landscape […]

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By Sharon Moore on 25 August, 2020

IBM Cloud for Public Sector in the UK

UK Government and IBM sign public cloud agreement to accelerate innovation across the public sector If you follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn you may have seen me in a short video sharing excellent news: the UK Government and IBM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for IBM Cloud. This is a first for […]

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By Chris Nott on 15 July, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s one chance to deliver?

In this third and final blog post on what government can learn from Wimbledon, I discuss how Wimbledon uses cloud to meet huge fluctuations in demand for its digital platforms and how it ensures its services are accessible for fans throughout The Championships.  My previous posts in this series explore innovating fabulous services and use […]

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By Chris Nott on 24 June, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s AI video highlights?

In part one of this series of three blog posts, I explored how IBM and Wimbledon innovates to deliver a fabulous digital experience for fans.  In this second part, I look at what government can learn from Wimbledon’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) in automating the video production of match highlights. Automating video production Consumer […]

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By Chris Nott on 20 June, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s fabulous innovative services?

2019 marks 30 years of technology and innovation partnership between IBM and Wimbledon, a relationship underpinned by assured delivery of data and digital experience to millions around the world.  Wimbledon has transformed itself into a data driven media organization continually innovating to sustain its position as the world’s top tennis tournament.  Using the latest technologies […]

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By Chris Nott on 13 June, 2019

Becoming a data driven government – Part 2

In the first part, I described the motivations for government to be data driven and the challenges to achieving this at enterprise scale. Success factors I see five major areas that need to change for Government departments to become data driven. Skills and culture The most significant change comes when business leaders recognise the advantages […]

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By Chris Nott on 10 June, 2019

Becoming a data driven government – Part 1

22% of governments have adopted cognitive computing by piloting or operating services versus 26% in other industries according to a recent survey by the IBM Institute for Business Value. Cognitive government We have seen Government successfully move on-line in recent years to deliver multi-channel services to citizens, often by using technology platforms. Historic siloed applications […]

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By Ulrich Schimpel on 16 May, 2019

Blockchain Project Roadmap

Over the past month, Stacy and her peers – all department head of a large government agency – have been frequently exposed to dozens of articles and events around blockchain, talking about the great potential it could unlock in the government domain. Yet, she and her colleagues are struggling to see a feasible approach to […]

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By Sharon Bagshaw on 16 April, 2019

Cloud computing: Unlocking its power for government

Originally published in New Statesman. For most of the UK population, cloud-based services are part of everyday life, from online banking and social media to service oriented businesses like Uber. Without equivalent services the  government risks falling short of expectations. Cloud computing is more than an internet-based platform. Harnessing it unlocks the potential to create […]

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By Francesco Melcarne on 1 April, 2019

Using blockchain to improve public safety

Graham is an officer in his country’s counter terrorism police force. Since the rise of social networks, he can draw on many information sources in his investigations and exploit the recent advances in big data technologies. Graham investigates counter terrorism cases where sharing information on threats with intelligence agencies around the globe would be beneficial. […]

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By Ulrich Schimpel on 28 March, 2019

Blockchain and Government: International Taxation

It’s the same old story.  International companies and cross-country commuters file their huge bulk of tax declarations once a year. Nancy’s department is responsible for checking these declarations against international tax treaties and local taxation rules, interacting with the companies, employees and other tax authorities to clarify issues and to correct the values where necessary. […]

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By Francesco Melcarne on 21 March, 2019

Architecting Blockchain in Government

Sheila is the CTO in the Digital Transformation Agency of the central Government of her country. She oversees the enterprise architectures of the central Government Administrations.  As Blockchain related projects start running, new modules enter Shelia’s design of the enterprise IT architectures.  She has a lot of experience in her role, but quickly realises that […]

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By Angel Hernandez Bravo on 28 February, 2019

Building citizens’ trust in Government

There are few guarantees of origin and quality for olive oil customers.  Labelling is frequently limited, perhaps stating only the country of production – no details on the type of olive, its quality, the farm which harvested it, or the mill where it was produced. Spain is the world’s leading olive oil producer, responsible for 50% of all production.  Olive oils […]

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By Chris Nott on 26 February, 2019

Gaining the information advantage

Government departments are facing varied and evolving threats. These are often asymmetric and demand speed and agility by Governments to understand and counter adversaries that include serious organized crime, fraudsters, insurgencies and terrorism. It is not limited to defence and public safety organisations, but affects departments collecting taxes and providing benefits. Cloud computing offers new […]

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