Government appoints Liam Maxwell as first national technology adviser

The government has appointed its former chief technology officer, Liam Maxwell, as National Technology Adviser with a remit to boost the UK’s digital economy.

Maxwell’s new role will seek to expand the government’s relationships with the digital and technology industry and establish the means to provide better public services to citizens.

Maxwell will work with a new council of experts to make use of industry expertise and push ahead with the government’s work on emerging technologies.

Such efforts will give the UK access to a global network of expertise that will attract investors to the UK and allow the nation to export opportunities based around the technology industry, according to the Cabinet Office.

Maxwell’s role will tie into work done by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS) to grow the UK’s digital sector, support emerging technologies and create an environment where digital companies can develop and grow.

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