Open Apereo 2022 - IT Leadership Talk with James Stewart
The Apereo Foundation's Conference Committee is pleased to announce that James Stewart of Public Digital will deliver a talk on the IT Leadership track at Open Apereo 2022.
About James Stewart:
James Stewart is CTO & Partner at Public Digital, helping clients develop the strategy and skills needed to support transformation in organizations dealing with legacy IT or needing to develop new technology skills. James is a non-executive director in the UK Parliament, advises a number of startups, is a member of the Mayor of Hackney’s Digital Advisory Council, speaks regularly at events around the world, and is the author of Budgeting for Change.
Previously James was Deputy CTO of the UK Government, with responsibility for building technology capability across government, and leading government’s adoption of public cloud, open standards and open source. He was also deeply involved in the formation of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.
A software developer by background, James built and led the technical team operating GOV.UK and a range of other government platforms making sure that tech skills were an effective part of multi-disciplinary teams. He represented UK government at the W3C and on Github’s Customer Advisory Board.
The Value of Open Source for Digital Transformation of gov.uk and the Creation of the UK's Digital Services.
The GOV.UK website was the trailblazer for the digital transformation of UK government. Built on open source and developed in the open, it signaled a major shift in how governments could harness and engage with open source. More than that, the application of open source and other modern technology changes allowed for a radical change in how the UK government develops and delivers its services, one that has been copied around the world.
As the lead architect for that work, James Stewart will share insights from that journey and how they can apply to other organizations looking to transform.