A Government Organisation
It’s a marathon, made up of sprints
This chapter is all about how a key government agency encourages organisation-wide innovation as we hear about their approach of starting small but thinking big. We were lucky enough to gain insight from the aptly nicknamed ‘innovation guy’. His name is Alexander, or Alex, and he is the Deputy IT Director, currently leading the data engineering and delivery services for this government department.
Alex has been in the post for over 3 years and has two decades of experience in data, analytics and business intelligence in the public and private sectors. The recent transition for Alex has been moving from development into leadership, and in doing so, has found himself as a bridge between business and IT. The ‘how’s’ and ‘what’s’ of this government organisation’s AI journey has got to remain confidential but lucky for us, Alex was willing to share his top tips for the process...