In the latest instalment of our series on civil service leavers, we meet William Newton, policy adviser-turned-president and managing director of tech startup WiredScore. He writes about how the "relentless pace of the private office was good practice for the speed you need to get a startup off the ground".
Civil Service World's October 2019 Estates and Smart Working Supplement looks at how government is changing its properties to embrace more flexible working and to help improve services, featuring HMRC, Defra and the Welsh Government. Read all the articles here
Artificial intelligence could help solve the public sector’s most complex problems, but how can policymakers navigate the legal, ethical and technical problems it presents? Sam Trendall talks to experts from the Alan Turing Institute about their programme to help government get to grips with AI
Head of the government property profession Janet Young tells Civil Service World how she is helping build expertise around government.
The Welsh Government's award-winning smart working project in its Merthyr Tydfil office has set a template that is being rolled out across all its civil service buildings. Welsh Government chief digital officer Caren Fullerton explains how it was done
Jonathan Owen reports on a round table discussion exploring how government can adopt and exploit the potential of automation and artificial intelligence
Technological change presents an opportunity for things to be done in a different way. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where leading civil servants came together to work out how to go about stimulating digital innovation
Whitehall property chief Mike Parsons tells Civil Service World about the challenges and opportunities of managing the government’s property portfolio
Having high quality data is a prerequisite if policy and decisions are to be truly evidence-based, Jonathan Owen reports on a CS Live round table where leading civil servants came together to share ideas on how government can improve the way data is used in helping design and deliver services
HMRC’s programme to move into 13 regional hubs has been at the heart of the department’s transformation of how it works. Richard Johnstone visits the first one to open and finds out what’s different
CSW reports on a CS Live round table about the potential of connectivity to transform government
With the UK set to leave the European Union this month, the role of the Department for International Trade will become increasingly important. CSW meets some of the civil servants shaping Britain’s global future