‘Public authorities need a new approach to skills’

17 Mar 2016, 10:31 am

A digital skills shortfall in the public sector points to a need for new ways to build capabilities, says Patrick Ruddick

Skills needed for digital strategies in the public sector are in short supply, and organisations need to find new ways of developing their capabilities, according to the senior manager of Deloitte Digital.

Patrick Ruddick told Local Digital Futures that the company’s recent survey of 400 organisations showed that only 32% of respondents believed their leadership had sufficient skills and the 26% thought their organisations had sufficient skills to execute a digital strategy.

It indicates a serious problem, but there are solutions in working with universities, employers and suppliers, creating in-house academies, and accessing skills in the community through opening up data.

Watch Ruddick provide the full explanation below.