Making digital partnerships work

By Melvyn Ingleson | 04 June 2019

I recently stepped back briefly from day to day engagement with both the technology industry and local government as I completed a major domestic relocation from Scotland back to Yorkshire. Indeed, my last visible interaction was at the MJ Future Forum. It has given me an opportunity to reflect on what really matters when you are supporting senior leadership who want to drive public service transformation whilst making good use of enabling technologies. I would draw some simple lessons from my engagements over the years.

  • Technology does not drive or deliver transformation, whatever the technology or consulting firms tell you. It supports a transformation strategy in much the same way that a good people strategy supports transformation.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Digital Accountability Partnerships AI Technology

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products