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Andrew Bolton

Head of Data Practice and Data-as-a-service - DWP Digital

Andrew Bolton has recently joined the Public Sector after a long career in the Private Sector, his most recent roles being Data Science Director for a global Software-as-a-Service provider.
Currently, Andrew is in the Deputy Director Head of Data-as-a-Service role in DWP Digital, leading over 200 people in a Division that specialises in engineering, manufacturing, and delivering critical live Data Products and Data Services both internally to the Department and externally to other Government Departments, Local Government, Executive Agencies and Arms-Length Bodies.

Bolton is also Head of Practice for the DDaT Data job Family for 500+ Data Professionals which includes thought leadership, strategic vision, best-practice, tooling, voice-of-the-customer advocacy, market positioning, professional development & training, demand planning, and capacity management.

DWP is one of the largest government departments and is at the heart of the government’s agenda for social justice and tackling poverty. Through DWP Digital the department is well on the journey towards delivering a once-in-a-generation set of reforms that will transform how the welfare system supports people and society, and both the Division and Practice are a key part of a huge range of digital transformation projects and services utilised by over 22 million users.