Liam Maxwell is the UK government’s national technology adviser. In this role, Liam links the cross-government drive to improve government technology with DCMS’s work to grow the digital sector, support emerging technologies, and create the environment for digital enterprises to flourish. Liam is also a visiting professor in electronics and computer science at the University of Southampton. Previously, Liam was CTO for the government. His teams at the Government Digital Service established the Common Technology Services function, which delivered a range of projects from the Crown Hosting Service to the Public Services Network, as well as the Digital Marketplace and the spend control and delivery assurance function. The changes to technology that his team introduced across the government helped to save £3.5B in the last four years of the 2010 parliament. He has a background as an IT director in FTSE and Fortune 500 business service companies. From 2007-11 Liam was elected twice as a councillor and cabinet member for policy at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Liam has a strong interest in education and is a founder of Holyport College, a free school.
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