26 Jun 2006
A look at how new technologies, the emergence of Web 2.0 and the citizen/consumer as creator enables a whole new model of government services and interactions, with the citizen at their centre.
Jerry Fishenden is Microsoft UK’s lead technology advisor and spokesman on the value and implications of present and future technological developments – and their impact on public policy. As NTO, Jerry is responsible for helping to develop Microsoft’s vision around the use of IT for transforming the way we learn, live and work. Prior to joining Microsoft Jerry worked in a variety of senior positions in the public sector, including as head of business systems for the UK’s chief financial services regulator in the City of London; as an Officer of the House of Commons, establishing the Parliamentary Data and Video Network at the Houses of Parliament; and as a Director of IT in the National Health Service (NHS). Jerry has been closely involved with the UK’s eGovernment programme since 1997. He has played an active role in helping resolve complex policy aspects relating to user identity management, security, transactional services, open standards and interoperability. He has also been involved in the strategic development of the UK Government Gateway (the UK government’s national solution for user identity and transactional services).