London,
21
October
2015
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13:17
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Camden scoops award for outstanding use of digital technology

Camden has scooped yet another award in recognition of its pioneering use of digital technology. 

The authority was nominated by other organisations to receive the Digital Engagement Award at the Society of Information Technology Management’s (SOCITM) annual conference on Monday.

SOCITM, which promotes the effective and efficient use of Information Technology in local government and the public sector, held the awards ceremony at Leicester City Football Club, with prizes being presented by comedian Patrick Monahan. 

The accolade comes just four months after the Council was announced the winner of the UK Digital City prize at the Municipal Journal (MJ) awards. Camden has also recently unveiled plans to establish a groundbreaking shared Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service by April 2016. 

"We’re delighted with this win for the Council. It recognises that local authorities can be the leaders in the application of technology to deliver better outcomes, drive economic growth and enable transformation.

“We're making great strides in the use of digital technology and are delivering better and cheaper services for our residents despite a backdrop of cuts. 

“This award is testament to the hard work and efforts of our staff who have made huge changes in the way they work, as well as shifting services into easier-to-use online channels for residents."
Councillor Theo Blackwell, Cabinet member for Finance and Technology Policy