Derek Alton

Thank you for this Cate, I loved reading this and have flagged your thesis for future reading. I agree with your conclusion that the focus on transforming enabling services is really holding back meaningful digital transformation.

The question I have though is that everyone I have talked to working in government for the last 5 years has said the biggest problems with government are: HR, Procurement and well some form of decision making/clay layer.

This isn't new, we have known this is the source of the problem for a while, why is the change not happening? Maybe because its not what the political focuses on, or the voters so thus it isn't set as a priority.

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Derek Alton

Derek Alton

Community Animator, Democratic Reformer and Social Innovation Experimenter. Currently working for the Digital Collaboration Division in the Government of Canada