Chief Digital Officer
The Met Office works at the forefront of weather and climate science to provide protection, prosperity and enhance wellbeing, protecting lives and property.
As part of the senior Technology management team Rich ensures the digital vision and technology strategy for the Met Office identifies the opportunities for differentiating capabilities and solutions, working with business areas to develop new business models by providing input and guidance on internal and external technical opportunities.
Leading on engagement with Government Technology stakeholders, acting as the voice of Met Office Technology within central government supporting and steering policy for Digital and technology transformation.
Prior to this Rich was Head of IT Applications responsible for the Applications Development department at the Met Office. Delivering high quality web applications to commercial public and government customers, providing easy to use, value added products and applications that allow users to understand and respond to weather events critical to their business.
As a graduate of Computer Science and having the benefit of over 17 years’ experience in the IT industry Rich has developed a broad range of skills from IT strategy and technical team management to the delivery of large scale Information Technology systems.
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Panel: Procuring a partner to manage your data to the cloud
Theatre: Digital and Technology
Since the launch of G-Cloud in 2012, local authorities have spent just £57.6m on cloud and with nearly 47% of government organisations already actively using cloud services, we consider the challenges and opportunities of cloud adoption from both a central and local government perspective.
- What and where are the opportunities for innovation?
- Barriers to uptake and how to troubleshoot them
- Cost efficiency potential
- Improvements to infrastructure reliability