2017 UK National Audit Office: Digital Transformation in Government
Building blocks for transformation
1 Five years ago, we highlighted the importance of three major themes in tackling government’s challenges:
• taking a structured approach to reducing costs;
• improving financial management; and
• using information effectively.
We argued that without significant progress in all three areas, government would not be able to transform services and achieve sustainable improvements and savings.
2 Our work over the last five years has identified some improvements in these areas. Across government, there is a much deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities of transformation. But our work also shows that attempts to transform government have had mixed success. Many public services appear increasingly unsustainable. Those responsible for major programmes have continued to exhibit over-optimism and make slow progress towards their objectives.
3 Government’s recent experience has highlighted several important building blocks for transformation:
2016 - Ofcom: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report
This report examines children’s media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as detailed information about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.
The report also includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek – or decide not – to monitor or limit use of different types of media.
Our 2016 Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as in-depth information about media access and use among children aged 3-4. Our report includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek – or not – to monitor or limit such use.
The report also includes results from the following research studies and analysis, in the Annex:
1. Analysis of children’s television viewing habits sourced from BARB, the UK’s television measurement panel, 2010-2015.
2. comScore data on the frequency with which the most popular web entities among internet users are visited by children aged 6-14 in 2016.
2016 World Economic Forum: Digital Transformation of Industries
There is widespread recognition among leaders in most industries that the role of digital technology is rapidly shifting, from being a driver of marginal efficiency to an enabler of fundamental innovation and disruption.
Digitalization is the cause of large-scale and sweeping transformations across multiple aspects of business, providing unparalleled opportunities for value creation and capture, while also representing a major source of risk. Business leaders across all sectors are grappling with the strategic implications of these transformations for their organizations, industry ecosystems, and society. The economic and societal implications of digitalization are contested and raising serious questions about the wider impact of digital transformation.
2015 Deloitte: Strategy not Technology drives Digital Transformation
MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte’s1 2015 global study of digital business found that maturing digital businesses are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work. Lessmature digital businesses are focused on solving discrete business problems with individual digital technologies.
The ability to digitally reimagine the business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new. While these insights are consistent with prior technology evolutions, what is unique to digital transformation is that risk taking is becoming a cultural norm as more digitally advanced companies seek new levels of competitive advantage. Equally important, employees across all age groups want to work for businesses that are deeply committed to digital progress. Company leaders need to bear this in mind in order to attract and retain the best talent.
2009 - USA Open Government Directive
Office of Management & Budget, Washington D.C. December 8, 2009
In the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, issued on January 21, 2009, the President instructed the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue an Open Government Directive. Responding to that instruction, this memorandum is intended to direct executive departments and agencies to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration set forth in the President’s Memorandum. This Directive was informed by recommendations from the Federal Chief Technology Officer, who solicited public comment through the White House Open Government Initiative.
The three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government. Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the Government is doing. Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society. Collaboration improves the effectiveness of Government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.