techUK’s Public Services Board brings together a representative group of senior tech industry leaders to campaign on core issues on behalf of the industry. They work together to engage with senior leaders in Government Departments and agencies and I, Carlos Oliveira, CEO & Founder of Shaping Cloud, have been re-elected for a second consecutive year.

I have been actively contributing to industry events including techUK Public Services 2030 conference and I am speaking at techUK’s fringe event at Conservative party conference this year on the Digital Single Market. I have also acted as a spokesperson for SMEs at industry level and most recently quoted in techUK’s press release on the joint techUK, CCS&GDS regional buyer and supplier events.


I am delighted to be to have been re-elected for a second year. The board has put a lot of time and energy in the past 12 months into important initiatives for how the technology industry and the public sector can work in a more collaborative and productive way. Things such as the 3 point plan, the Government as a Platform paper and identifying the 4 top tech priorities for the new Government are all fantastic examples of what the board can achieve and I’m excited about having the opportunity to see these projects through and to see the benefits that these changes can make.

The Public Services Board is the channel for communicating and engaging with senior leaders in Government departments and agencies.

Last year, we put together a variety of initiatives to aid the Public Sector such as the 3 point plan to transform the delivery of public services. This plan was created to help with the engagement of both sectors, tech and Government. techUK members believe the plan can help bring the best of digital technology into Government, delivering better public services at greater value to citizens. This is something I am really excited to see put into place and understand how it works to benefit both sectors.


As a re-elected member on the Public Services Board I have a clear view on what still needs to be done:

  • Drive the agenda for a standardised set of open government API’s at both a central and local level that SME’s can build applications with.
  • Ensure that the Government as a Platform initiative takes into account the needs of the SME’s and opens new ways for them to engage
  • Continue to explore ways to encourage SME’s outside of the sector to bring their ideas and innovation to bear.

I will be joined on the board by:

Huw Owen, CEO, Ark Data Centres

Dr Yoge Patel, CEO, Blue Bear Systems Research

Stephen Butcher, CEO, Eduserv

Justin Anderson, CEO, Flexeye

Nicola Herbertson, CEO, 3DNovations

Mandeep Obhrai, CEO, IACS LLP

Piers Linney, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Outsourcery- a fellow Microsoft Gold Partner.

I am extremely keen to begin working alongside the other 6 members of the Public Services Board.

Follow me on twitter here: @carlosatshaping

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