Digital

Realising the potential of 5G

Ian Smith

, February 16, 2018 — Digital

5G Testbeds & Trials Programme Director, DCMS

The world is becoming increasingly dependent on reliable mobile connectivity, mobile data use has rocketed over the past five years – increasing 74% in 2015. The term “5G” is used to describe the fifth generation of mobile communications technologies and will have capabilities significantly beyond our current connectivity infrastructure. Improving the online experienceMobile networks support…

Celebrating equal rights

Sue Owen

, February 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Today marks a significant anniversary in the history of the campaign for equal rights. The UK Suffrage movement pioneered democratic dissent against inequality laws and attitudes, championing the rights of women to vote and stand as MPs.One hundred years ago today Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act, the first step to women being…

Future Worlds unveil new tech at CES 2018

Reuben Wilcock

, January 19, 2018 — Digital

Director of Future Worlds, University of Southampton

Last week I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which for four hectic days each year is the world’s mecca for tech innovation where over 200,000 delegates and the world’s tech media get to meet thousands of technology companies showcasing their latest products and ideas.For the third year running, Future Worlds at the…

International cooperation is vital for Internet of Things security

Madeline Carr

, December 10, 2017 — Digital

Dr Madeline Carr is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security at UCL

In the second in our series of blogs covering our work on cyber security, Dr Madeline Carr, an associate professor at UCL who is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, explores the international policy dimension of Internet of Things (IoT) security. PETRAS has contributed extensively throughout the DCMS Secure by Default review.One…

Inspiration from India

Karen Bradley

, November 17, 2017 — Digital

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I travelled to India to see first hand some of the exciting events and activities taking place as part of the UK India Year of Culture that runs until next April. As well as learning more about the cultural aspects of the UK’s evolving relationship with India during my stay, I also exchanged…

Working together to increase digital skills

Matt Hancock

, November 14, 2017 — Digital

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

When we launched the UK Digital Strategy in March of this year, we announced that we would establish a new Digital Skills Partnership (DSP). We said we would focus on strong collaboration between the public, private and third sector to tackle the digital skills gap in a co-ordinated and coherent way, so the sum is…

#CultureisDigital: A Digital Look into English Heritage

Suhair Khan

, November 7, 2017 — Culture

Google Cultural Institute at Google

If I were to ask you to give examples of English culture, it would be pretty easy wouldn’t it? Perhaps you’d talk about food: our penchant for fish and chips, beans on toast, or yorkshire puddings. Or maybe our infrastructure: the venerable NHS or the London Underground. You might even talk about our behavioural quirks:…

Realising the potential of Artificial Intelligence for the UK

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

, October 17, 2017 — Digital

Regius Professor of Computing Science, University of Southampton

As one of the authors of the Independent Review into Artificial Intelligence and leading figure in the field of computer science at the University of Southampton, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, reflects on a career at the forefront of digital breakthroughs. Ever since computers were invented, people have talked about how they can help us to learn…

Securing our connected world

Martin Sadler

, October 6, 2017 — Digital

Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group

In the first of a series of blogs covering DCMS’s work on cyber security, Martin Sadler, Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group explores the Secure by Default Review, which  looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) market has developed and what impact this has on the cyber security landscape.As we put our…