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Digital Transformation

Sustaining the fight – what we learned in discovery

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In the first of a 3-part series, the Army Design Ops team and Army Digital Services (ADS) Deployed Application Group; who are pioneering user-centred design and design thinking within Defence, share some key insights from working on a discovery phase …

Kickstarting service assessments in the Royal Navy

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For those working in digital across government, the Service Standard and assessment process will be familiar as a unifying vision of what good looks like for the design, build and running of services. The Government Digital Service (GDS) formally brought …

Dstl AI Fest: Lessons from running a virtual conference

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fest is a conference series started by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the MOD’s research arm, in 2018. Beginning as a small, largely internal, conference it has rapidly grown into the UK’s largest Defence and …

DEFEnCEx0: Bringing together digital delivery teams across Defence

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Robin Riley recaps what happened at the first in a series of (un)conferences for digital practitioners in the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and Ministry of Defence. In common with many digital and technology teams all over the …

Why we set up the Royal Navy Digital and Data Board and how it’s helping to drive innovation

Like much of the Defence community, the Royal Navy is on a digital transformation journey. Initiatives like NELSON and Navy Service Standards are great examples of work underway to build digital and data capabilities from the ground up. At the …

A single step towards digital transformation in the Army

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“That sounds really interesting,” replied the man in the gym insincerely. “I’m not sure it applies to me though.” “Do you have an Excel spreadsheet that’s critical to the output of your team? Do you understand how it was made …

Spotlight on Military Digitisation: Accelerating Digital Transformation

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In this 'Spotlight on...' series, we offer insights into the roles and responsibilities of people and teams working in digital and technology within the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This post features Defence Digital’s Major General Tom Copinger-Symes, who took up the new …