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Matt Hancock

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

Matt Hancock
Minister of State for Digital and Culture

National Data Strategy Forum Network Group: Unlocking the power of data

April 26, 2022 — Digital

On 24 March, Sue Daley, co-chair, National Data Strategy (NDS) Forum, and Bethan Charnley, Head of the National Data Strategy Implementation (NDSI) team, DCMS co-hosted the first NDS Forum Network Group session.  The aim of the Forum Network Group is to provide a regular way to brief network organisations on key priorities of the NDS Forum…

Investing in data skills to unlock the value of data

February 23, 2022 — National Data Strategy

National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and the National Data Strategy Forum The launch of the National Data Strategy Forum last year has led to a great deal of activity and has certainly initiated ‘a conversation about the way that we support the responsible and trusted use of data in the UK’. The National Innovation…

Want to do an apprenticeship? 👀

February 11, 2022 — Apprenticeship

Why I decided to do an apprenticeshipI knew I wanted to pursue a career in Marketing after spending two years studying for Business Level 3 Extended Diploma. After discovering I could spend up to two years earning a wage while learning at the same time,  I knew doing an apprenticeship was an opportunity I couldn’t…

Apprenticeships and Changing Careers

How it startedI decided to leave my seven year career in finance behind and follow my passion for helping people and fixing computers in 2021.During the first lockdown, I was put on furlough which gave me a lot of time to assess what I wanted out of life and what brought me joy. One thing…

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

December 16, 2021 — National Data Strategy

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…