O2 and Wayra

How digital start-ups can help the public sector do more for citizens

Overview

At O2 we're proud supporters of our start-up accelerator, Wayra, and the work they do to galvanise innovation. We believe that start-ups could help transform and innovate the way the Public Sector works. That's why in September 2015 we hosted an event at Wayra London and invited guests from a range of public sector organisations to hear from three experts.

Our panel consisted of Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Technology Officer at the Home Office, Dominic Campbell, CEO of FutureGov and Chris McCullough, Wayra alumni and Co-Founder of RotaGeek, an online employee scheduling software platform for businesses.

The panel discussion was followed by three-minute pitches from seven of our Wayra start-ups (Basestone, Localistico, Policy in Practice, Proversity, RotaGeek, Squirrel and Quidini). We wanted to give the start-ups this platform as we think they can play a key role in accelerating public sector innovation.

Watch our video of the event to see more about the opportunity for start-ups and government to work together to create new models.