We are only scratching the surface when it comes to digital transformation says Jan Joubert, CEO of Rainmaker.
Department chiefs are under increasing pressure to deliver significant cost savings, while also improving services and taking advantage of digital technology.
This is a tough ask when many are still hamstrung by large, long-term contracts with traditional IT firms that struggle to match the pace of innovation available elsewhere.
The acceleration of digital disruption is forcing the sector to turn away from the large consultancies and systems integrators. Smaller, more agile organisations are bringing a fresh approach on how to align technology with the needs of the department and its users.
Arguably, working more flexibly has never been more important as Whitehall faces continued uncertainty in dealing with the fallout of Brexit.