Janet  Hughes 

Janet is a Major Projects Director. Janet has been a public servant for 22 years, mainly in roles dedicated to making things work better for people. She's spent the last 6 years in digital delivery and leadership roles, and is now trying to apply what she learned to support a large portfolio of major projects at the Department for Education - things like building and refurbishing schools, recruiting and retaining teachers, changing the way social workers are accredited, building the apprenticeships service and introducing new qualifications. 

Applying digital ways of thinking and working to things that aren't obviously digital

How do you take the best of user-centred & digital cultures and practices and apply them to a whole government department? That's the question we're trying to answer in the Department for Education. In this talk Janet will share some of what the DfE has done so far, what they've learned and what they're planning next.  

Janet will refer to DfE's transformation aims throughout her talk, which are:

- be user centred

- empower yourself and others

- make evidence-based decisions

- deliver end to end