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Bill is Chief Technologist - Public Sector for EMC UK &Ireland. He joined EMC in February 2012 following 12 years in CIO roles in both the public and private sector. He is passionate about the role IT plays in our daily lives and how it can transform public services delivered to customers and citizens, especially in areas such as Cloud, Cyber and Big Data. He has a fascinating CV and has a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Aerosystems Engineering and is a visiting Professor at the University of Ulster’s Business School at their Magee Campus.

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Does Government need a transformed technology stack for its brave new digital world?

Making public sector Digital by Default a reality

Whether you like the term ‘digital native’ or not, it still amazes me how intuitive and convenient life in our constantly growing and evolving digital universe has become. My son recently astounded me by showing me how he had linked...

Tags: cloud computing, e-government, emc, g-cloud, ibm, open source, openstack, public sector, scotland, youtube

A Cyber Christmas Carol - with apologies to Charles Dickens

Beware the ghosts of Cyber Christmas...

It was Christmas Eve and the miserly and embittered Ebenezer Scrooge made his way home through the darkening gloom of a city landscape.  He had just locked up the office having wrung the last few hours of work out of...

Tags: bob cratchit, charles dickens, scrooge, security, spear phishing, trojans

Big data -an untapped opportunity for UK Government

The willingness to use Big Data is there, the skills are lacking so far

"Big data is going to be the next big thing". This is not just industry commentary but the view expressed by Jos Creese, CIO of Hampshire County Council, during his keynote address at the SOCITM 2012 annual conference in Birmingham...

Tags: analytics, business intelligence, chief data officer, government, hampshire county council, it business, j r r tolkien, margaret hodge, policy exchange, public sector, skills, tim kelsey

James Bond, cybersecurity and sloth

Look in the cyber security mirror and say you’re not guilty of the seventh deadly sin

As the season changes we naturally look towards the onset of winter and for those of us lucky enough to have open fireplaces, the opportunity for cosy nights relaxing in front of a log fire. We could even be forgiven...

Tags: cabinet office, cesg, emc, gchq, government communications headquarters, security, supply chain

Carpe Diem - could it benefit Government IT?

Or what Winnie the Pooh can teach us about IT strategy

One of my favourite actors is Robin Williams and over the summer I watched 'Dead Poets Society' in which he played John Keating, an English teacher at an aristocratic college in Vermont in the late 1950s. Early on in the...

Tags: g-cloud, gds, government, it services, public sector

G-Cloud - What's holding back the public sector?

Promised savings will fail to materialise if purchasing assumptions don't change

If you’ve been following the progress of the Government’s G-Cloud initiative you’ll probably have picked up that as a keen supporter I’m concerned that if the public sector is to benefit from the new economics of IT and move towards...

Tags: cabinet office, cloud, cloud computing, cloudstore, g-cloud, it management, public sector