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The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Rebecca Evans will today outline the steps the Welsh Government is taking to develop user-focused digital services in Wales.

First published:
14 May 2019
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

At the first Government Digital Service (GDS) Sprint event in Wales, the Minister will address digital and data leaders from across the public sector, highlighting the innovative work the Welsh Government is doing to transform digital services for public services.

The Finance Minister will also encourage local government and the wider public sector to consider the way they carry out digital transformation and strive to improve public services using new and innovative ways of working.

The minister will say:

“Wales has its own unique digital agenda, and today’s event will give you a chance to hear about some of our exciting work in schools, on data, on skills and growing talent, on the opportunities technology brings to support language choices, and our work to increase Wales’ profile across the world.

“It is important to remember that transformation of service is about much more than a digital front end or a new website. It is about everything that we do to deliver that service. It is about us all working together to deliver joined up, user-designed processes and services.

“Digital transformation is not a new agenda for Wales; it is something we have been doing for a while, but we can’t stand still. We need to keep benchmarking and learning from others and today presents us with an opportunity to do just that.”

Head of the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington added:

“We are really looking forward to bringing Sprint to Cardiff. There’s been a very enthusiastic response and it will be great for the Government Digital Service to continue to build relationships with our Welsh counterparts.

“By sharing knowledge and working together we can ensure that government works better for everyone by leading the digital transformation of public services.”