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The Guardian: The hidden exploitation of frontline staff by their own administrators

Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks at public services and what could be done to maintain frontline public services. "Dumping the misleading ‘public sector’ label, and replacing it with a new distinction…

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Metro MBA: Cambridge Judge academic appointed to government steering committee

The UK Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock, has announced formation of a new six-member Steering Committee of digital and data experts that includes Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School. Read the…

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Computer Weekly: Time to get mapping – how a blind government can develop sight

Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses alternative digital government service delivery models. “The opportunity is huge - reflecting Maude’s observation, we might reduce the number of agencies, slim down departments to become…

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Computer Weekly: Where next for UK government as a platform and GDS?

In the latest post for Computer Weekly magazine Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses about the future of the Government Digital Service and the government’s digital reform agenda. Read the full article [computerweekly.com]…

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Diginomica: Where’s government-as-a-platform in your Spending Review, Chancellor?

Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on digital government in Diginomica. Read the full article [diginomica.com]…

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First Research Impact Awards

Chris Hope and Mark Thompson are awarded the Research Impact Award for their work on climate change modelling and public service transformation through technology. The first annual Research Impact Award at Cambridge Judge Business School has been awarded to faculty…

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Computer Weekly: Government as a platform or a platform for government? Which are we getting?

Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, looks at the “government as a platform” (GaaP) – what does it mean and what opportunities it will bring. “The government's choice is between a blueprint for GaaP that supports participation versus…

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The Guardian: UK voters are being sold a lie: there is no need to cut public services

"Redesigning the public sector to work more like Amazon, Spotify and Uber could save billions with no frontline cuts. And only bureaucracy would lose out," says Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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Computer Weekly: What is government as a platform and how do we achieve it?

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks at digital government and examines the principles of what and how to achieve government as a platform (GaaP). Mark says Gaap "could save the UK…

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Computer Weekly: Sprint 15 confirms plans for government as platform

At Sprint 15, this year's government digital overview, it was decided that a cross-government approach to providing public services is the best way to drive a platform-based government. Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge…

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