Mark O'Neill

Founder and Head at UK Government "Skunkworks"
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Mark O’Neill is Head of Innovation (formerly called Skunkworks) at the Government Digital Service, which was established to develop low-cost, fast and agile development and delivery capability, particularly within government’s future cloud environment. By adopting an agile and lean methodology and using open standards and open source technology, the team engages with SMEs and entrepreneurs to promote a wider eco-system of solution and service providers. Mark is currently working on a range of projects around open data, new delivery models for IT services, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to this Mark was Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) where he was responsible for ICT service delivery, information & knowledge management and online services. Mark was also the CIO at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and worked on London 2012.

Mark has worked in ICT for over 20 years in the UK, Europe and Canada, and has spoken on a wide range of IT related topics at seminars, conferences and universities. Mark also writes on a range of topics from successful delivery, technology, business/IS alignment and art.