Find out who really has the most influence over IT decisions in the public sector
Ian Watmore, COO of the Cabinet Office Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG), has topped the silicon.com Government IT Agenda Setters list, reflecting the role he will play in transforming IT in the public sector.
Watmore, also soon to be chairman of the government CIO Council, heads up the Agenda Setters list of politicians, CIOs, civil servants and government advisers who have been selected for the impact they have on the delivery and development of public sector IT.
The publication of the list coincides with a period of technological upheaval in government, as the sector looks to IT to help it deliver lower-cost and better targeted public services.
As head of the government CIO Council, Watmore will help set the IT strategy that will determine how the public sector uses technology across the UK. Meanwhile his position on the Cabinet Office ERG enables Watmore to take the lead on getting better value from government IT suppliers and cutting wasteful technology projects down to size.
Watmore is joined in the top five of silicon.com's Government IT Agenda Setters 2010 list by:
- Francis Maude - Minister, Cabinet Office
- John Suffolk - CIO, UK government
- Jos Creese - Head of IT, Hampshire County Council
- Martha Lane Fox - Digital champion, UK government
silicon.com editor Steve Ranger said: "I'd like to congratulate everyone who has made the silicon.com Government IT Agenda Setters list this year. Innovative and intelligent use of IT is the only way the public sector can simultaneously drive down costs and improve services to the public. That means the actions of the 30 individuals on the silicon.com Government IT Agenda Setters list will be key to the success of the government's plans to rethink public services over the next few years."
To find out more about the silicon.com Government IT Agenda Setters 2010, check out the Government IT Agenda Setters 2010 special report, where you can view the full Agenda Setters profiles and see lists of the top 10 CIOs, civil servants, politicians and thought leaders.