Government CIO bids farewell to friends and colleagues

Government CIO John Suffolk bade a fond farewell to friends and colleagues in central London yesterday as he prepared to leave the Cabinet Office.It’s unclear yet what Suffolk will do, or whether he’ll be replaced. The Cabinet Office...

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Government CIO John Suffolk bade a fond farewell to friends and colleagues in central London yesterday as he prepared to leave the Cabinet Office.

It’s unclear yet what Suffolk will do, or whether he’ll be replaced. The Cabinet Office could subsume his role into that of Ian Watmore who was head of e-government and is now the Chief Operating Officer of the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group. Or another Government CIO could be given Suffolk’s job.  

It would be a pity if the Cabinet Office did not seek to replace Suffolk - he has been an outspoken advocate of reform of the processes of government.

It’s a little odd that Suffolk’s farewell event last night came more than 11 weeks before he actually departs the Cabinet Office. He hasn't been asked to do any official duties in the new year.

Links:

John Suffolk to leave as Government CIO - a blow to G-Cloud, innovation and radical reform?

John Suffolk reviews UK interpretation of EC procurement laws.

Have these Cabinet Office officials been muzzled?



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