Meet the Public Sector Tech Innovator

As part of the techUK Public Sector Innovation Den, we undertake profiles of innovative techUK members working in the GovTech space. This week we catch up with Charles Ward, Director, 2iC​


Describe your service 

Open software that connects, controls and enables collaboration between systems and devices that were not originally designed to work together. 


What does innovation in the public sector mean to you?

2iC believes that innovation in the public sector is being able to fully utilise digital assets (legacy, current and future) across departmental boundaries and remove interoperability obstacles to transforming services. 


For example, 2iC has successfully developed Personal Area Network (PAN) solutions for deployed soldiers for wellness monitoring and improved situational awareness for incident commanders.  We have also helped both the military and security services with challenges of operational sharing information across different trust domains.  Similar scenarios and the associated integration issues exist in front-line emergency services among others.

Turning to opportunities in Health for example. The Secretary of State has previously highlighted the significant risks to patients caused by the lack of basic interoperability between hospitals, GPs and ambulance services.  The equivalent technical challenges exist in other sectors, such as defence, where 2iC’s software has been successfully deployed by the UK MoD as well as the United States, Australian and New Zealand forces to address such hurdles.  2iC’s interoperability software is based on an open standard (Lean Services Architecture) published under the Open Government licence.  The solution is available off-the-shelf and proven in complex uses cases where reliability, speed of deployment and data security are paramount. 


The vision of AI enabled health depends interoperability between systems from the enterprise (hospital) right down to device level (wearables and other sensors) as well as across agency boundaries.  This is achievable at pace and without the need for labour intensive and costly integration projects.


What was your key pitch to the public sector GovTech leaders at the Innovation Den?

2iC is a disruptor with a viable interoperability solution that redefines the art of the possible with digital assets.  Imagine what you might be able to achieve!


Are you interested in pitching to public sector tech leaders at our next Innovation Den? If so, get in touch!

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