Document Actions

GDS chief Mike Bracken becomes Gov’s chief data officer

ITPRO - The government has appointed its very first chief data officer, revealing Government Digital Service (GDS) chief Mike Bracken will fill the role.

Bracken, who has pioneered digital transformation in Whitehall at the reins of the GDS, will take on the CDO job in addition to his current duties.

He will be tasked with developing a new Government Data Standard, championing the use of open data and promoting data as a key factor in making decisions.