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Simon McKinnon

Chief Digital Information Officer
Department for Work and Pensions (Confirmed)

Simon McKinnon is the Chief Digital Information Officer DWP, and Director General of DWP Digital. He joined the public sector in 2008 after delivering operational and digital programmes in the private sector in finance, travel and consultancy across the US, Germany, Norway and the UK.   DWP Digital are building the digital government of the future, using innovation and new technology to transform public services. They are evolving and leading digital transformation through multidisciplinary teams who put users at the heart of service design. Simon champions diversity and inclusion to build high achieving, creative teams that reflect the society they serve. He’s passionate about digitalising services at scale to provide the support that users need.

  • Encouraging greater collaboration across government departments to create a unified IT system
  • Sharing the relevant data and reducing the duplicity of systems to create ease and efficiency
  • Delivering a seamless experience for the public sector workforce in order to improve user experience