Jessica McEvoy

I'm a Principal at Scott Logic. Ex-Senior Civil Servant, formerly of GDS, Cabinet Office.
Artificial Intelligence
While the latest AI technologies may be new, your best next steps in harnessing them are tried and tested, and you already have many of the skills you need. I set out in this blog your best next steps to get ready for AI in Government.
Data Engineering
The pandemic response required a remarkable level of collaboration between and beyond government departments. In this blog post, I’m going to look at the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Service, outlining the different areas of collaboration upon which the service depended, and reflecting on the lessons that government can take forward to achieve its vision of a responsible, efficient and effective data ecosystem.
Data Engineering
Data-literate leadership underpinned the most successful pandemic-response programmes. In this post, I explore what data-literate leadership looks like, drawing on examples from the roundtables on data sharing in government that the Institute for Government ran in partnership with Scott Logic.
Data Engineering
A few years ago while working on a digital product in a government department, my team learnt a valuable lesson: rules can help you go faster. In this post, I explain the positive difference that regulatory and legislative frameworks can make to the design and delivery of digital services, with some examples from the government's response to the pandemic.
Data Engineering
Over the summer, in partnership with Scott Logic, the Institute for Government (IfG) ran a series of roundtable discussions with senior civil servants and government experts on the topic of Data Sharing in Government. This is the first in a series of blog posts in which I'll share some reflections on key themes that arose.
In this month’s episode, we tackle a wide range of topics relating to the role of technology innovation, and the perils of hyped technology, within Digital Government.