TSO sponsors Digital Award at Civil Service Awards 2014

TSO is very proud to be sponsoring this year’s Civil Service Awards Digital Award. The shortlisted nominees were announced on 16 October and the winners will be announced at the Civil Service Awards event at Lancaster House on 19 November. Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees – the DVLA View Driver Record team, the DH Digital team and the Cabinet Office Individual Electoral Registration Exemplar Programme and Project Team.

The Civil Service Digital Award recognises innovation using digital technology to solve a problem or make things better, for example to innovate policy making and delivery, to challenge working processes to bring about real benefits to users and for clear communications, engaging users.

The shortlisted nominees really demonstrate this ethos.

View Driving Record from the DVLA provides motorists with a full online view of their driving licence information, including what vehicles they can drive and any penalty points or disqualifications – motor insurers will also be able to access the data on penalty points to give them more accurate information for insurance applications, which will cut honest drivers’ premiums.

The Individual Electoral Registration was the first major transactional exemplar service delivered live by GDS. Moving 46 million voters across 400 local authorities from household to online individual registration represents the biggest change to the democratic process since universal suffrage in 1928. The resulting product enables people in the UK to get their details on the electoral roll in just a few minutes, even using their mobile phone.

The Department of Health transformed the traditional ‘behind closed doors’ approach to G8 meetings by using a range of digital methods to make the G8 Dementia Summit the most open and transparent pan-governmental summit to date. The programme was built on an open-by-default, digital-by-default approach to policy engagement over many months. It created a sense of public expectation which encouraged G8 health leaders to make a bold and ambitious commitment to identify a cure for dementia by 2025 and to collectively increase the amount of funding for dementia research to reach that goal.

The Civil Service Digital Award will be presented by Marco Pierleoni, CEO of TSO and Williams Lea’s Public Sector Division.

At TSO we use innovative digital solutions to help our clients increase efficiency, improve user experience and enable new ways of working. Examples include www.thegazette.co.ukwhere we have developed user-focused digital services that make it easy to capture, discover and interact with information; www.legislation.gov.ukwhere we have transformed the publishing process, enabling online collaboration, unlocking data and automating workflows; and the market-leading digital products that we have created for DVSA.

We look forward to congratulating all the award winners on 19 November.