Digital Leaders Week – catching up
23 June 2021
Last week was Digital Leaders Week, an event focused on digital transformation with 300 speakers and 200 separate events aimed at sharing good practice. Knowledge sharing and building capability are part of what we do at CDPS so we were really happy to take part in the week and share some of our work. In case you missed them, here’s a short overview of the sessions we were involved in and the links to watch them on replay.
The launch event
The week kicked off with a launch event where Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change talked about the need for leaders to think differently about digital, focusing on culture and change. Lee talked about the role of the Centre and shared his definition of digital ‘For me it’s about putting the user at the centre… at the core of the new Wales Digital Strategy is user needs. Tackling old problems in a new way is at the heart of our digital strategy’.
Watch the Digital Leaders week launch
Leading in a Digital Age in Government
Our CEO Sally Meecham joined Tom Read, Chief Executive of the Government Digital Service for a session on Leading in a Digital Age in Government. Sally talked about the focus for the Centre and how we’re working in collaboration with organisations across the public sector in Wales to improve services and build capability.
Watch the Leading in a Digital Age in Government session
Focusing on delivery: collaboration, users and new ways of working
On Friday, we hosted a session about our first demonstrator project, Accessing Adult Social Care. We heard from some of the team, including colleagues from Neath Port Talbot Council and Torfaen County Borough Council, about working together through discovery to the current beta phase. They shared their main learning points, what it’s been like to be involved and what’s next.
Watch the focusing on delivery session
It was great to have the opportunity to be part of event focusing on digital and knowledge sharing and to see so many individuals and organisations getting involved and sharing their knowledge and learning. If you missed them, all the sessions from the week are available on catch up on the Digital Leaders website. If you’d like to stay in touch with our work, sign up to our newsletter.