Think Digital Partners most read editorial of 2021

Take a quick look at the most viewed editorial content from the last 12 months.

Posted 21 December 2021 by Matt Stanley

As we close out what has been a challenging year for all, we wanted to thank all our readers for continuing to consume and share our content and also attend our conference programme. We have some great plans for new content in 2022 with digitally and at our events so keep tuning in to our news pages and newsletters for more details.

This year has been a record breaking year for views of our online editorial with numbers up 25% year on year and our readership overseas up by 50%…. everyone wants to know what’s going on in the UK.

2021 has been a big year for gov tech with some major announcements such as the new Government Digital Service digital identity plans and Single Sign ON (SSO), so we thought we’d jump on the end of year round up bandwagon and share with you our ‘Top 5 most read editorial features for 2021.’ We are pleased that the list is a mixture of feature and interview formats and the subject matter does vary slightly too.

So in traditional reverse countdown order, here we go.

Natalie Jones

5. Interview: Natalie Jones, director for digital identity at GDS this interview was published on November 16th and was viewed 4,600 times. In the interview we ask Natalie Jones about the challenges of developing a single sign-on digital identity solution, the opportunities it presents and how she believes it will transform the way people interact with government in the future.

4. GDS runs ‘discreet pilot’ on successor to Verify which was published on March 23rd and has been viewed to date, 5,420 times. In this announcement, Cabinet Office minister Julia Lopez MP confirms pilot of a new digital identity system as a successor to GOV.UK Verify.

3. GDS vows to avoid GOV.UK Verify mistakes with new digital identity platform was published on May 24th and has been viewed 6,400 times. This feature focused on GDS’ Martyn Taylor who said “Verify failed to obtain cross government buy-in to its vision and rollout – but the new project “is substantially different in approach”

Julia Glidden

2. Women in Digital Interview: Julia Glidden although this content was actually published in November 2020 it still received the second most views of all editorial content in 2021 with 6,720 views (it also received an additional 3,600 views in 2020). Women in Digital is one of our most popular editorial features and we are extremely proud of the insight that it offers. In this interview, Julia Glidden reveals her fascinating journey to corporate VP worldwide public sector at Microsoft, including how tech enabled her to pursue her interests in public policy and international relations. She also candidly talks about a ‘brutal’ 2020, and how tech should be a force for social good, not division.

  1. Cybersecurity contracts on the rise in government was published on February 4th and has been viewed 14,700 times since. The feature shared the information that 2000 cybersecurity contracts worth £1.6 billion have been agreed in the last five years.

Thank you again for continuing to read and share our news and we look forward to giving you more great insight in 2022. Happy Christmas from all at Think Digital Partners!