Feeds

Accenture boss appointed UK e-envoy

New e-gov supremo

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Ian Watmore, UK MD of Accenture, has been made new head of e-government for the UK. He will be responsible for making savings and improving the electronic delivery of government services and replaces Andrew Pinder as the UK's e-envoy.

The e-envoy's responsiblity was mainly to get British citizens online, and get government departments using the Web to talk to citizens. The e-government will be more like a traditional IT department looking for ways to improve business processes, better control of projects and improving the delivery of services.

Tony Blair said: "He will be playing a pivotal role ensuring that IT supports the business transformation of government itself so that we can provide better, more efficient, public services."

Watmore described the job as one of the biggest and most challenging in the UK. He has worked for Accenture since 1980. Watmore will report to Cabinet Office minister Douglas Alexander and Cabinet Secretary Sir Andrew Turnbull.

The e-envoy office will begin its transformation into the e-government unit in June and Watmore will join in September. The e-government unit will be responsible for strategy, architecture, innovation, IT finance, IT HR - staff development, projects, research, security and supplier management.

The full release is on the Government News Network which you can find here. ®

Related stories

UK e-gov 'needs shaking up'
E-envoy gets the chop
E-envoy declares broadband Britain a success, claims credit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data
European corps can't afford to get complacent while American Big Biz battles Uncle Sam
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.