1.1 The purpose of this report is to update
the Cabinet Member and seek approval on the SMBC and SCH Digital
1.2 The current Digital Strategy was written in 2017 and set out the vision and objectives for the Council through until 2022. The Strategy has provided clear direction by focusing on the Digital Citizen, Organisation and Community/Solihull.
1.3 The Strategy is updated annually with a full review every five years. This report provides an update on that five-year review and the revised Digital Strategy for approval.
1.4 After reviewing the existing strategy, much of it was still relevant and was kept with minor changes and additions. The core vision for the SMBC and the major thematic areas were retained with minor amendments, as well as the digital objectives, links to wider priorities, and strategic narrative.
1.5 An emphasis on staff and skills has been included in the new strategy, with a focus on how we develop staff to help ensure that they are enabled to work digitally.
Cabinet Member for Resources is asked to:
(a) Approve the Digital Strategy.
The Cabinet Member for Resources approved the Digital Strategy.