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Cloud Excellence Awards 2022 Winners

Congratulations to HMPO for winning the Most Innovative Use of Data in the Cloud at the Cloud Excellence Awards 2022 last night!

HMPO’s Terminal Repository project has won the Most Innovative Use of Data in the Cloud at the Cloud Excellence Awards. This category awards the project that makes full use of data and in new ways to create a path to business success.

HMPO’s Main Index (MI) database was an area where significant opportunity to improve data access was identified. This is where approximately 50 million UK citizens’ passport details are stored, maintained and queried by a wide range of internal and external government agencies. esynergy was selected as technology partner to support this project.

HMPO’s aspiration was to build its own custom data estate including a bulk data migration of mission critical, sensitive passport data and integration points. After some deliberation, the decision was made to build the data store on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Furthermore, rather than being reliant on the data partner to provide relevant insights and reports, HMPO would be able to populate reports itself from the new datastore, and drive informed decision making from it.

There were incredible synergy effects with around 80 government departments being able to call on citizen data via an API with an example of the DVLA to validate driving license applications.

Last night some of the teams were delighted to collect the award including Kevin Stone- Head of Delivery (esynergy),  Leo Martins- Tech Lead (esynergy), Catherine Walden-Digital Services Lead-Data Products (HMPO) and Sandra Donnelly- Senior Business Change Manager (HMPO).

“His Majesty’s Passport Office is delighted that the innovative way in which we and our delivery partners have delivered ground-breaking change to the management of our data has been recognised with this award. Our efforts to modernise continue, and we look forward to further achievements in harnessing the advantages of cloud technology.” Catherine Walden, Digital Services Lead-Data Products at HMPO