Guy's been knocking around digital & government for over 15 years after leaving a career in management consultancy. Having done his time at the Cabinet Office he moved on to lead LookingLocal at Kirklees Council. He's worked with over 150 local authorities, housing associations and health organisations during this time and has a forensic knowledge of what makes them tick from a digital perspective. He's also pretty frustrated - which may be linked to the previous sentence! CC2i came out of a sense that there must be another approach to fostering professional levels of collaboration between organisations that are fundamentally trying to do the same thing across the country. When he's not being a desk jockey he's become sadly addicted to lycra - the very essence of a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra).
Jane’s been working alongside Guy across digital government for the last 15 years; in fact a little longer if you count the time spent in the early dotcom days at an outfit that spearheaded public access to government data and services. With a previous career running picture desks at a number of leading photo agencies, Jane has a split focus on ‘process’ and ‘potential’ which offers an interesting mix of skills to both innovate and get things done to a deadline. Making access easier, interaction less arduous and leveraging the value of public information to inform, support and improve people’s lives is why she still loves doing it. And there’s so much still to do... it’s only getting more interesting.
Tony’s digital career began in the days when thumbnail images took 30 seconds to download over a modem. Prior to those heady technological days, he was creating pages on an Apple Mac and crawling under desks running cables in the publishing and printing industry. This progressed to building static websites in the late 90s and then onto what was then called Web 2.0 but what we now know as user-generated content. By the time he started working in government 8 years ago he was a fully qualified systems architect (MCSE), a solutions designer/developer and an agile project manager. He understands what’s needed to bring a solution together. His broad brush knowledge of all things digital ensures the inception and creation of a solution goes as smoothly as possible. That said, he does struggle to get wallpaper to line up.
6 years ago, straight out of post graduate education, Lianne fell into an account management role and did her time on the public sector conference and exhibition stage. Around 2.5 seconds later, just before she lost the will to live, Lianne moved on to a product development role (It’s a good job that her motto is ‘fail often, learn fast’). She brought fresh thinking to complex public sector problems. Lianne’s inquisitive and meticulous approach has delivered successful analysis and development projects across local authorities, housing associations and CCG’s alike. Not averse to experimentation and with a keen eye for detail, Lianne hunts down best practice transferable processes from inside and outside of the public sector. Think F1 pit stop meets transfer of patients from the operating table to ICU. Imagine the efficiency savings! Who’s up for a jolly to Monaco?! Joking aside, there’s a lot that public sector organisations can learn from other industries and each other. She still gets her left and right mixed up!
Joining the public sector straight out of university, Rhea has developed a real passion for improving digital services for local authorities, housing associations and health services. With experience in working with technology in the private-sector Rhea is keen to see the public sector share many of the benefits these businesses already enjoy from all things digital. With a fresh approach to digital communication, Rhea has learned quickly how to make decision makers across the public sector look up and listen. She also likes to think she’s a fitness guru, but this is sadly counteracted by her obsession with cheese and crisps!