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GovDelivery's David Worsell Elected to Influential UK Trade Body Public Sector Council

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LONDON, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, a leader in cloud-based public sector communication solutions, announced today that Director of Government Solutions for GovDelivery Europe, David Worsell, has been elected to join the Intellect Public Sector Council (PSC). The PSC is an industry leadership forum focused on working with the UK Government to harness technology to deliver better public services. Senior representatives from both large and small companies comprise this forum for the technology industry to engage strategically with Government on cross-cutting issues.

David manages the European division of the world's leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. He has helped guide GovDelivery's rapid growth in the UK, which now serves more than 60 local and central government organisations, including GOV.UK, HMRC, DoH and many local authorities. With over 2.5 million UK citizen subscribers, GovDelivery is the largest dedicated public sector digital communications platform in the UK. Unique collaboration across these public sector clients enables them to dramatically increase their outreach and achieve channel shift goals.

"We are delighted to have David Worsell onboard. This is an important time for the UK technology industry, and we are looking forward to working with GovDelivery and members of the PSC to help to unlock the potential of technology to transform public services," stated Naureen Kahn, Head of Public Sector Programme – Intellect UK.

Having worked at the intersection of Government and digital engagement technologies, David brings firsthand experience of the challenges and benefits of working at the cutting edge of the government's digital agenda. This gives him a critical understanding of the obstacles that Government must overcome to engage the public and ultimately meet channel shift goals.

With his expertise, David will provide a critical perspective on Government IT strategy as well as serve as a voice for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) on the Council. The "Digital by Default" agenda is changing the way Government procures and delivers IT, presenting an extraordinary opportunity for innovative technology companies. David has a technical background and considerable business experience gained from providing information management, electronic publishing and digital communication systems to the public sector.

"As one of the UK's leading IT trade bodies, Intellect UK are influential in shaping future government IT policy, and I'm honoured to be elected to join the group," said David Worsell. "When smart technology companies collaborate with Government organisations, the results are often the development and procurement of more innovative solutions that provide real value for the taxpayer. I am excited to share the insights from our experiences in providing technology and services that meet the government's digital agenda."

For more information on GovDelivery UK/Europe solutions, visit www.govdelivery.co.uk.

About Intellect UK

Intellect is the voice of the UK's technology industry.

We believe that a vibrant and successful technology sector is vital to the long term economic well-being of the country. Our business services help companies of all sizes compete and innovate in a dynamic global market. We represent the views of industry to government and regulators and also provide opportunities for government and regulators to interact with industry on key policy and market issues. For more in Intellect UK, visit www.intellectuk.org.

About GovDelivery

GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector cloud-based communication solutions, provides a massively scalable communications ecosystem that transforms the way public sector organisations, of all sizes, attract, inform, and engage stakeholders. More than 1,000 government entities, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimise their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.co.uk.

CONTACT: Mary Yang Sr. Marketing Communications Manager +1-651-726-7317 Mary.Yang@govdelivery.com

Source: GovDelivery