DCMS blog

How can the National Data Strategy help harness the power of data to support Net Zero? 

Alex Sunley, December 16, 2021 — National Data Strategy

Senior Policy Adviser, National Data Strategy team

The Tech For Our Planet challenge, which was part of COP26, showcased how innovative data-driven solutions can make a vital contribution to our efforts to combat climate change across all sectors. We saw innovators using data and artificial intelligence (AI) to make commercial buildings smarter and more efficient and create the world’s largest database on…

Data: A New Direction

On 10 September, we launched Data: a new direction, a consultation on reforms to create “a new ambitious, pro-growth and innovation-friendly data protection regime in the UK”.  This consultation is the first step in delivering on Mission 2 of the National Data Strategy which is all about securing a pro-growth and trusted data regime. ‘Data:…

NDS Forum – As the weather gets colder the Forum’s work begins to heat up! Come and get involved

Sue Daley

Sue Daley, November 12, 2021 — National Data Strategy

Director Tech and Innovation, techUK and co-Chair of the NDS Forum

As we approach the time of the year when the days get shorter and the central heating goes on, I sit here at my desk reflecting on all that has happened with the National Data Strategy Forum since we launched in May. A lot has happened in a short period of time and I am…

NCS: I developed vital skills

Phil Naylor - NCS

Phil Naylor - NCS, November 5, 2021 — Charity

Phil Naylor, NCS Trust Regional Manager - North West.

Last week, the Minister of Sport, Tourism & Civil Society, Nigel Huddleston, attended an NCS programme delivered by Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN). Who are NCS? NCS exists to engage, unite and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out and achieve their dreams, no matter where they’re from or what their…

Developing a National Data Strategy indicator suite

, October 29, 2021 — National Data Strategy

The National Data Strategy is working to unlock the power of data for the UK, and ensure its impacts are felt by everyone, everywhere. Last month, we published an anniversary update celebrating 12 months since its original publication and highlighting everything we’ve done to make that vision a reality.  As a team we’re focussed on…

This is what my local library means to me | #LibrariesWeek

Mandy Grimwood

Mandy Grimwood, October 5, 2021 — Libraries

Manager of Gainsborough Community Library

My local library My library is not just my job, I’m passionate about it and what we offer the local community. Gainsborough Community Library is a real community hub. The building stands out in the area and is accessible and welcoming. The community feels the library belongs to them and appreciate everything we offer. Everyone…

London Tech Week 2021: I’m one of the biggest advocates for apprenticeships

Max Rickards

Max Rickards, September 22, 2021 — Digital

IBM apprentice

I’m one of the biggest advocates for apprenticeships. They provide invaluable opportunities and skills to launch your career. They are definitely the way forward for young individuals.  Helping my careerHaving already completed a Level 4 apprenticeship in Junior Management Consultancy, I’ve been able to explore new and exciting opportunities whilst furthering my career within my…

London Tech Week 2021: IBM apprenticeship is ‘best of both worlds’

Lori French

Lori French, September 21, 2021 — Digital

Cloud Engineer, IBM Technical Garage

Finding my role at IBM was a happy accident. I was looking at IBM’s website and their graduate roles, as I knew I wanted to become a Technical Engineer but assumed it was only possible through getting a Computer Science degree first. To my amazement, I saw they offered apprenticeships that didn’t require a degree.…