Meet the team

The digital blog will be written by the Digital Team and people throughout the movement.

Helen Murray, Chief Digital Officer

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Helen

I joined TSA from Transport for London where I was responsible for the delivery of a large number of successful digital programmes and projects that transformed how Londoners used information to get around the city. My job at TfL meant I got to see how delivering great digital services can make a huge difference to people’s lives and I am excited by the opportunities here within Scouting.

What I love about my job: making people’s jobs or lives easier by giving them simple, intuitive digital tools (hopefully, that are also fun to use!), working with organisations to improve decision making through effective use of data, getting to work with lots of interesting people every day and learning about what they do.

One of my favourite quotes: ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’ Albert Einstein

Gordon Watson, Enterprise Architect

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Gordon Watson, Enterprise Architect

Rather than being the kind of architect who deals with the materials and design of a building, I deal with the building blocks of an organisation: people (who make thing happen), information (the material they work on), process (the way things get done) and technology (the tools to get things done). I’ve recently joined Scouting after ten years on public-facing digital at TfL.

My aims at TSA are: to simplify and modernise processes and technology to help make your work easier, to improve member data quality and establish the Single Version of the Truth (more about this later, so be sure to subscribe) and to put rules in place that help everybody in the TSA technology world pull in the same direction.

Right now, I’m working with the Digital, IT and other teams at Gilwell Park as well as external technology and business partners.