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Fiona Deans

Government Digital Service (Confirmed)

Fiona Deans is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Government Digital Service (GDS). She has worked in digital for 20 years and joined GDS from Barbour Logic, an organisation that provided local government with automated software solutions, where she was Managing Director. Prior to that role, she was COO at Arts Alliance Media, one of the companies that spearheaded digital transformation in cinema. Before that she held business development and strategy positions at BBC Online, Atom Shockwave and Bertelsmann. She also worked as a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting in London and New York

  • The launch of the Government Technology Innovation Strategy sets out how government will prepare to use emerging technologies to build better public services.
  • The GovTech Catalyst has funded 15 competitions helping find innovative solutions to public sector problems, often using cutting-edge technologies.
  • GDS are leaders of the government’s Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Function and provide support and structure for digital transformation across government
  • DDaT’s 2030 Vision is government in 2030 will be joined up, trusted and responsive to user needs. To achieve this, GDS is focusing on 5 areas: security, legacy IT, identity, data and user experience.