Its been almost two years since I left Lloyds to join DWP. The transition from private sector to public was both exciting and challenging. Exciting, because DWP operates on a scale that very few other organisations do. Also challenging, because the level of scrutiny of every decision, the constant pressure from systems and processes, and all the other apparatus of government takes some getting used to.
I really enjoyed my time in Government, but the time has come for me to rejoin the private sector.
I’ve decided to leave DWP in order to join Spigit, which in my view is one of the most exciting innovation management companies around today. The company has grown at an extraordinary rate over the last 3 years, and I’ve had a relationship with them for a lot of that time.
Now, they’re large enough that a dedicated international presence is needed. I’m going to be helping them to build it. Here’s a press release from them on what’s happening.
This also marks another important transition for me. When I left Lloyds, I continued this blog under the moniker BankerVision, because I anticipated that I’d continue to talk extensively about innovation management in financial services as well as Government.
But, frankly, I think my posts have gotten more and more random over the last year. I’m off topic as much as on, so I’ve decided to refocus myself.
Consequently, this will be the last post on Bankervision. I no longer deal exclusively with banks anyway, so it is time for a change*.
In future, I’ll be blogging over at my new site, Innovator Inside. I’ll be much more focused on my first passion, which is innovation management in large organisations. I’ll probably still talk a lot about banking – since that’s where most of my experience is – but as I’ll be working across sectors in my new role, I’ll have plenty to talk about from other industries as well.
I hope many of you have faithfully read me here for the last four or so years will transition with me to Innovator Inside. But whether you do or don’t, I want to thank all of you for your support, encouragement and feedback while I was Bankervision and at the DWP.
* I’ll stay @bankervision on Twitter though.