Deputy Director, Digital Records and Information Management, Cabinet Office
Greg Falconer is Deputy Director, Digital Records and Information Management at Cabinet Office. He has served at the centre of government for the past three years, leading civil service efficiency and reform projects and other strategic initiatives. Previously, Greg was Associate Director at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy and a strategy consultant at KPMG. He has also spent time in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and at RAND Europe. Greg studied History at Durham and International Relations at Cambridge.
In December 2015 Sir Alex Allan set out how government needed to improve how it managed its digital material: all of the files and documents that are created by civil servants day to day. He noted how unstructured collections had accumulated in departments, making it harder for government to meet its statutory obligations. In this presentation Greg Falconer, who led the Government response to Sir Alex’s review, will discuss the steps Cabinet Office, The National Archives, the Government Digital Service and civil service partners are taking to bring government information management into the digital age. He will cover how departments are managing their legacy information collections and improving how digital information management is done by all civil servants.