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New Deputy Chief Technology Officer for government

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I’m delighted to confirm that Andy Beale is the new Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the government.

The role brings together a number of government technology teams within GDS for the first time:

  • architecture
  • policy and standards
  • service assurance and controls
  • strategic change

The role will ensure government technology is even better placed to support the Technology Leader community across government. Andy will also join forces with colleagues in our commercial and cyber functions to ensure Technology Leaders gain the support they need across these disciplines and can focus on delivery.

Continuing to transform technology

Andy started working in government in late 2012 and since then he has built the firm foundations for technology reform that we see today. He started the Common Technology Services offering - which he’s now handed over to Iain Patterson - while providing hands-on advice and strategic direction to a huge number of departmental colleagues and projects across Whitehall. Andy has been pivotal to so much of the reform in government technology that has delivered £3.5bn in savings.

I’m looking forward to continuing our work to be the most digitally enabled government in the world. Andy will be talking more about his team's priorities for the year after Sprint 16.

Andy Beale, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, said:

This is a fantastic opportunity to better support CTOs by joining up IT reform efforts and the great teams we have across the Cabinet Office.

I’m incredibly proud of the transformation of civil service technology, starting with the Cabinet Office Technology Project and continuing with the creation of Common Technology Services (CTS). And I’m delighted that Iain Patterson now takes over the reins to make CTS the industrial strength function that government needs.

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  1. Comment by JA posted on

    What about the fundamental redesign of software Liam? It is esseential if the full potential of today's global computing platform is to be realised.

    Or does that come under strategic change?

    Please advise.


  2. Comment by CV posted on

    Can anyone point me to a definitive source verifying the £3.5bn savings made?