Series 03:

Episode 4:

Simon Godfrey

Chair of the Public Sector Board of Tech UK and Director of Government Relations and Social Value at BT

In this episode of ASM Connected, host Iain Tomkinson chats to Simon Godfrey, who is the Chair of the Public Sector Board of Tech UK and Director of Government Relations and Social Value Leader at BT. They discuss how government and private sectors can work together to maximise services, how AI can help us to progress more cost effectively, and how inflammatory pressures are affecting digital transformation.

Simon is an expert in the business of public sector, and is a former strategic advisor to the Prime Minister’s office, and has held senior director roles at SAP, Oracle and GSK.

Show Notes:
Topics Discussed In This Episode

1:48 – Simons career background

8:12 – Do economic uncertainties impact technology partners and innovation?

11:13 – How does government tackle challenges around legacy tech and is this a barrier to innovation?

15:16 – How has the CDDO impacted the collaboration with government?

19:39 – Challenges around emerging tech such as AI and public sector attitude towards them

23:58 – How can technology partners support government to ensure that budgetary pressures don’t slow projects down?

27:06 – How can government work with tech partners to innovate?

33:39 – How could government and private sectors work together to maximize services by optimizing data, without losing the trust of the public?

36:12 – Which technology will solve the problem of analysing data without risking its credibility?

37:30 – Simons advice to sales leaders and teams working to grow their public sector wallet share

40:02 – Watch sport in VR or in a stadium?

40:47 – Simons favourite tech gadget

Resources

35:15 – Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data by Carissa Veliz: amazon.co.uk/Privacy-Power-Should-Take-Control/dp/1787634043

Where To Find Us

LinkedIn: ASM Technologies

Twitter:  @ASMTechnologies

Website: asmtech.com

Connect with Iain Tomkinson: linkedin.com/in/iainjtomkinson

Connect with Simon Godfrey: linkedin.com/in/simon-godfrey

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