Think Cloud for Government round-up

A summary of news from the event

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Government CTO Liam Maxwell kicked things off by saying that the government’s open source code, on which Gov.uk is based, is one of the UK’s “great” exports.

The Department for Transport (DfT) revealed that it is working extensively with SMEs, including for the massive High Speed 2 (HS2) project.

Essex, Melton and Hounslow shared their G-Cloud experiences, with Essex County Council CIO David Wilde venting his frustration that the lack of broadband in his rural county makes it difficult to embrace cloud technologies.

Finally, National Rail Enquiries revealed it has 12 suppliers for its website, which provides train information to millions of travellers each month, and how it has moved to short contracts to enable flexibility.