IT Systems and Data Protection

03.02.20

Ep 7. Connectivity in the Public Sector, Martin McFadyen

Head of Public Sector at Virgin Media Business, Martin McFadyen, joins us in the studio to weigh in on the role of connectivity in the public sector and why joining up health and social care services is critical to enhancing public services.

We are living in an ever-evolving digital world, meaning people have greater expectations of what it can deliver every day, the challenge is incorporating this into public services as the demand is greater than ever, and the budget…. not so much.

Integrated health and care partnerships are a central theme to the discussion and why Manchester in particular is leading the way in this respect. Big data and the fear that comes with the journey to the cloud are covered as Martin talks about demystifying the internet.

Martin argues that cloud-first agendas are not scary concepts, and tech and data need demystifying, so that local authorities can make the most of what’s available to provide for their areas.

Other topics include social value, digital skills, job creation and shared learning and working. There is one area he thinks that the public sector could still stand to evolve further, can you guess what it is?

Martin looks back at the past ten years and how the digital evolution has shaped public service, from having video conferences on the bus into work, to health data storage – he begs the question, what is there that exists today, that could be done slightly better tomorrow?

 

 

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