New technology ideas will make Britain "the innovation nation" of the future, according to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. "I want to break down every barrier to innovation, whether it is our policy or our attitudes to regulation," he said.
Much of the discussion around IT governance and service transformation centres on the public sector's internal architecture. The undertone of such conversations is technological organizational innovation. Interesting to note that despite this being government, politics has no role - elected officials apparently not required.
In the strongest indication yet that Telecom faces further regulation, Prime Minister Helen Clark slated broadband offerings for New Zealanders in her opening address to Parliament. She called for new initiatives for faster internet access at more competitive prices.
Australia's federal government CIO, Ann Steward, has used her first public speech to make all the right political noises and warn government CIOs and IT managers they must clean up their own backyards and learn to share infrastructure with their peers without quarreling.