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Fiona Deans

COO
Government Digital Service

Fiona Deans is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Government Digital Service (GDS). She has worked in digital for 20 years and joined GDS from Barbour Logic, an organisation that provided local government with automated software solutions, where she was Managing Director. Prior to that role, Fiona was COO at Arts Alliance Media (AAM), one of the companies that spearheaded digital transformation in cinema. Before joining AAM she held business development and strategy positions at BBC Online, Atom Shockwave and Bertelsmann. She also worked as a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting in London and New York.

  • Discussing progress made in the last two years and the vision for 2020
  • Rolling out the Government Innovation Strategy and understanding its’ implications
  • Helping central and local government to use emerging technologies to address a number of problems
  • Understanding the implications and benefits of complex transformations, and overcoming the associated challenges