Tech States: Russell Davies

"If you make the machine work incredibly effectively, what are the checks and balances to stop people abusing that?"

Russell Davies is former Director of Strategy for the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), which is widely considered a global pioneer in digital government. In this episode, Russell discusses the founding days of GDS, the challenges to public sector technology reform, institutional memory-building, and the future of digital government in cities and states across the world.

Tech States features interviews with senior policymakers, experts and industry leaders working at the intersection of public policy and technology. Exploring the complex, exciting and sometimes concerning ways in which states are responding to the disruptive power of digital and new technologies, Tech States forms part of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy Digital State project.