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The Defence Series - An Interview with David Tagg-Oram

Posted on March 2022 By Danny Watts

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iO Associates are delighted to bring you the next interview in our group, ‘The Defence Series’. This interview was with David Tagg-Oram – Head of The Digital Foundry.

In this interview, iO’s Practice Director Danny Watts spoke with David about:

  • - His personal journey from Data Scientist in the private sector through to his current role as Head of The Digital Foundry

  • - The evolution of MOD’s software delivery mindset from project NELSON through to Navy Digital Services

  • - What changes he’s seen in other parts of the armed forces due to project NELSON

  • - What he sees as the natural evolution of The Digital Foundry

  • - When looking for industry partners, what things are important to David?

  • About David Tagg-Oram:

  • David is a technologist with extensive experience of delivering complex digital and data transformation programmes across the public sector. David is currently leading the establishment of Defence's Digital Foundry, a new digital exploitation capability for all of Defence.

  • The Foundry, which includes the new Defence AI Centre, is combining Defence's Centres of Expertise in Data, Automation and AI with new teams and digital skills, exploiting innovative software-intensive capabilities that will give Defence a strategic edge.

  • You can watch the full recording here:

  • As part of The Defence Series, we are looking to bring together individuals from all walks of life – whether previous service history, working within the MoD, working for a prime or someone that’s just interested in finding out more.

    We will be sharing a range of insights and running events on a regular basis with topics from; ‘The Battlefield to the Scrum-board’, ‘Innovation in Defence’, “Women in Defence’ and ‘The Future of SME’s’.

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