Digital

“Data use can transform the economy and tackle society’s biggest challenges”

Sasjkia Otto

Sasjkia Otto, March 31, 2021 — Digital

Senior Policy Adviser, Data Economy Innovation at DCMS

The use of data — done safely, fairly and efficiently — presents one of the big opportunities of our time, and lies at the heart of the vision set out in the National Data Strategy. It presents an opportunity to transform the economy, society and the way we live our lives whilst tackling some of…

Supporting female leadership in the UK tech sector

Teresa Carlson

Teresa Carlson, March 12, 2021 — Digital

Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector and Industries at Amazon Web Services

If there was ever a period in our history to drive home the incredible capabilities of technology, it has been the last year.Cloud computing has enabled governments, schools, universities and businesses to remain operational in the most disruptive of circumstances. Meanwhile, data analytics are helping medical researchers to find new treatments and vaccines faster, to bring…

Reflections on the National Data Strategy

Phil Earl

Phil Earl, February 3, 2021 — Digital

Deputy Director, Data Strategy, Implementation and Evidence, reflects on the National Data Strategy

As Deputy Director responsible for the National Data Strategy (NDS) I wanted to share some reflections about our recent consultation, and what’s next for the strategy.We received well over 250 responses to the consultation, and I was really pleased to note the wide range of organisations and individuals represented. It reflects the ambition of the…

How our UK startup is tackling the cyber skills shortage

Jonathan Slater

Jonathan Slater, September 18, 2020 — Digital

Founder, CEO, Capslock

Capslock was founded by a team of UK cyber security experts. We are a revolutionary education institution, created to re-skill UK adults, kick-starting their new careers in cyber security.As the UK continues to lead global innovation, the skills we need as an economy are subject to rapid change. For DCMS and Government as a whole,…

Liverpool 5G digital network bridges health gap during COVID-19

Rosemary Kay

Rosemary Kay, August 25, 2020 — Digital

Project Director, Liverpool 5G Testbed

We became part of the DCMS Testbed & Trials Programme in March 2018 delivering the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Testbed. This project highlighted the barrier that digital poverty had on both care providers and residents who would benefit from technology in the home, but did not have access to affordable connectivity. Our testbed…

Meet the bright UK-South Africa Tech Hub alumni who have taken the first steps to expanding into the UK market

UK South Africa Tech Hub – January 2020 programmeAt the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, we look to equip entrepreneurs with the right skills, mentoring and introductions to scale locally and globally – while sharing UK expertise and best practices to stimulate local digital economies​. We build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between local tech sectors…

Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020

, May 30, 2020 — Culture

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 30 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me begin with the latest figures: 4,171,408 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 127,722 tests carried out yesterday; 272,826 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of…

Using Telemedicine in the fight against COVID-19

, April 28, 2020 — Digital

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions and has brought to the fore many successful business solutions that are helping to tackle the spread of the disease in a race to flatten the curve and reduce its catastrophic impact on our lives. The United Nations has estimated that the…

Mush hosts virtual meet-ups for new mums

Sarah Hesz

Sarah Hesz, March 30, 2020 — Civil Society

Co-founder of Mush

On a missionAt Mush, we have been on a mission since 2016 to connect mums in order that they feel happy, confident and supported. My co-founder and I created the free app to find local mum friends when we became maternity leave buddies after a chance meeting in a rainy playground. We know how isolating…