Say No! S1E3 Harry Metcalfe & David Mann (dxw)

Say No! S1E3 Harry Metcalfe & David Mann (dxw)

Today I’m joined by Harry Metcalfe & Dave Mann who run dxw. A specialist agency that only works with the government. Dxw sets out to help the public sector spend less on technology so that it can spend more on education, healthcare, policing and welfare. They have grown organically without investment and deeply care about people and improving their lives in the UK.

I was really curious to understand how dxw attracts and keeps some of the top technologists in government. Such as the former government head of research John Waterworth and Coca Rivas, who has held multiple leading transformation roles in the government.

We discuss their processes for hiring and team structures in the context of being a niche agency. How they keep their team’s skills and knowledge up to date. The spin off products they developed as a result of their Research & Development. And what would have happened if they wouldn’t have said no to some of the lucrative opportunities.

Dxw have built an agency with a real purpose and with a team of 68 highly intelligent people. Harry the founder is a true reflection of their deep care and curiosity for using technology to make an impact…