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National Data Strategy: Foundational data skills

Lee Pope

Lee Pope, August 4, 2022 — Digital

National Data Strategy Implementation team, DCMS

The National Data Strategy sets out how we will ensure the UK can harness data to fuel innovation and growth, and create jobs across the country to boost the economy. The Strategy recognises it is important for everyone leaving our schools and universities to be better prepared for data-driven lives and careers.  Working togetherThe Higher…

Exploring new policy tools for managing data across borders

Lorrayne Porciuncula

Lorrayne Porciuncula, June 13, 2022 — Digital

Executive Director, Datasphere Initiative

Data now underpins and reflects practically all economic sectors and social activities. It is no surprise therefore that policy-making, at local, national, and international levels, also critically relies on data. The UK’s National Data Strategy provides an example of how countries are seeking to leverage data for economic growth and societal well-being while ensuring appropriate…

National Data Strategy: Celebrating one year of the NDS DA Advisory Forum

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat, May 23, 2022 — Digital

Data is a cross cutting policy area – the delivery of policies and initiatives associated with maximising the power of data will have implications for organisations and individuals across the UK.  With the launch of the UK National Data Strategy (NDS) in September 2020, we have been working hard to implement each of the missions…

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

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat, 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…

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.…

Digital identity consultation

Matt Warman

Matt Warman, July 19, 2021 — Digital

Minister for Digital Infrastructure

Today the government has published a public consultation on further proposals to build trust in and enable the voluntary use of digital identity and attribute services in the UK. This follows on from the commitments made in the Digital Identity Call for Evidence response published in September 2020, and the draft UK digital identity and…

5G will boost the ‘builders’ of Britain

, July 5, 2021 — Digital

5G robots and driverless vehicles are providing a glimpse into the future of our manufacturing and construction industries, and the UK is leading the way to make them a reality. 5G is changing the way Britain builds. From the growing army of robots building products on factory floors to the drones and virtual reality tech…

National Data Strategy Forum: themes from the first discussion

John Whittingdale

John Whittingdale, July 2, 2021 — Digital

Minister for Media and Data

Minister for Media and Data, John Whittingdale shares his reflections on the National Data Strategy Forum discussion held on Tuesday 22 JuneI was delighted to co-chair the first National Data Strategy Forum last week, along with Sue Daley of techUK. I would like to express thanks to Sue and the techUK team for working with…