Dominic is the founder of FutureGov (http://wearefuturegov.com) a digital product company that creates better public services through elegantly designed technology.
Anyone who’s seen Dom in action knows that he is a force to be reckoned with. In the early days of FutureGov he helped push the boundaries in local government by introducing a whole bunch of councils to this new thing called Twitter. From there he has combined his absolute, single-minded obsession for improving public services with this true belief in the power of technology to bring about that improvement. When others were talking about how risky Twitter was, he was the only person asking how this amazing new technology could be harnessed to prevent children like Baby Peter dying. Patchwork (http://patchworkhq.com) is a big part of the answer and it exists because of his commitment to making significant change happen.
CIOs love him and hate him in equal measure. In meetings I have seen him make snake-oil merchants tremble, front line social workers feel listened-to, and procurement people feel relieved that someone has finally articulated what’s wrong with the system (and is up for figuring out the solution).
He would never blow his own trumpet about it, but he really deserves this recognition, having spent years working inside and outside local government to influence and change the sector’s use of digital technology. And scarily enough he’s only just getting going.