Local Government CDO named Digital Leader of the Year

Member News | 02.07.2018

Local Government CDO named Digital Leader of the Year

Chief Digital Officer for Scottish Local Government, Martyn Wallace, has been named Digital Leader of the Year at the recent Holyrood Connect Awards 2018. 

The annual awards recognises the achievements of individuals and teams working in public sector IT in Scotland.

Wallace was recognised for his work leading the Digital Office for Scottish Local Government which was formed in October 2016, following 30 of Scotland’s local authorities joining forces to drive digital transformation.

His leadership has proved successful in recent projects such as GDPR Readiness, where he recruited two councils to lead, produce and share a toolkit on the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), resulting in costs of over £1million being avoided for councils in the Digital Partnership. He has also conducted a series of digital maturity assessments with Scotland’s local authorities to help identify gaps in their own programmes and identify new challenges to collaborate on.

He said: “I’m humbled and honoured to receive this award however I wouldn’t be in this position without my team and of course the great collaborative work that the 30 Councils in the Digital Partnership have done with us, so thank you all.”

Alongside the large series of Digital Office projects that Wallace drives, he also chairs the steering group for Analogue to Digital Telecare, which is overseeing and coordinating the switchover of telecare provision in Scotland. This will see the traditional analogue based system via telephony connections switch to a digital service, allowing a wealth of data to be collected and better outcomes being produced for users.

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