Monday 26 November 2012

HMRC soon to be Pavittless

Computer Weekly, 22 November 2012:
Phil Pavitt has stepped down as HMRC’s CIO to join insurance giant Aviva as global director of IT transformation ...

Under his role at Aviva Pavitt will be tasked with simplifying the firm’s IT services, and modernising and digitising its business.
DMossEsq readers have met Mr Pavitt a couple of times.

Back in May he forgot that the UK already has a Government Gateway and doesn't need GDS – the Government Digital Service – to develop a new one, even if they could.

More recently, he was deputed by Lin Homer, Chief Executive of HMRC, to explain why HMRC have decided to store all our tax records with a one-man company, Skyscape Cloud Services Ltd:
  • Let's hope he has time to explain this transformational decision to the public before he leaves HMRC.
  • And let's see if Aviva, in the name of "modernisation", will store all their insurance records in the cloud and instantly lose control of them.

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