Influential women in IT: Denise McDonagh, Home Office & G-Cloud Programme

Denise McDonagh—IT Director, Home Office; Director of G-Cloud Programme

Public sector careers for female IT professionals: past and present

Computer Weekly recently hosted an event to celebrate the most influential women in UK IT. We invited some of the top female IT role models in the UK to discuss the role of women in developing the UK's high-tech economy. This video is one of a series of the speakers talking to the audience of female IT leaders.

From the standpoint of a long-serving public sector IT professional, Denise McDonagh looks at the challenges and opportunities for women seeking careers in IT delivery in government departments.

As Director of Home Office IT, Denise represents a new breed of leaders: engaging, enabling innovation and focusing on building high performing teams of predominantly Civil Servant IT professionals. She has over 25 years’ experience in UK central government, including Defra and the Home Office, delivering high-profile IT programmes with multi-hundredmillion-pound budgets. Currently she is Programme Director for the cross government G-Cloud Programme which is revolutionising the direction and procurement of IT across the UK public sector as well as having responsibility for reducing the Home Office IT spend by 30%.

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