Iain Patterson is Chief Digital Officer, UK Cloud which is the primary high security cloud partner of choice for the Public Sector, including Central government, NHS and Local Government. Iain is the former Director of Common Technology Services, Digital Government Service (UK). Iain was the Director of Common Technology Services at the Government Digital Service and was responsible for working with government departments to provide the right technology that helps the public sector deliver great services. Technology that meets user needs makes cross-government collaboration easier and costs less. Technology that will help civil servants to work more flexibly and efficiently. During his time as director of CTS, Patterson created a central source on standards and best practice for internal government IT for the unbundling and exiting of large technology contracts, as well as providers of common tech solutions and routes to market. Iain was seconded to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority in 2013, where he was Chief Technology Officer, leading their digital transformation. This included making the Tax Disc Digital and successfully exiting a 12 year outsourced IT contract bringing both the responsibility and capability for managing the IT back in house.

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