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Matthew Cain

Head of Digital
London Borough of Hackney (Confirmed)

Matthew Cain joined the London Borough of Hackney as Head of Digital in January 2017, responsible for data, applications, information governance, developers and business solutions. He previously worked at Buckinghamshire County Council where he led the digital strategy, adopting an approach that ‘It’s the GDS way until our users say it isn’t’. Through its digital programme Buckinghamshire saved nearly 1m in 2016/17. Matthew formerly worked as a strategy consultant for MTM London, leading key engagements for HMRC, ACAS, the BBC and Sky News

  • Participating in the Local level roll-out of the Verify program
  • Exploring shared APIs
  • Exploring the use of chatbots in council services
  • Discussing how Councils can undergo radical digital transformation