Digital

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…

The National Data Strategy, Smart Data, and open banking

Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE

Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, June 23, 2021 — Digital

Implementation Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

As part of us showcasing different aspects of the National Data Strategy we’re delighted to have a guest blog post from Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Implementation Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity.The National Data Strategy, Smart Data, and open bankingSmart Data was identified as a key policy initiative that can help achieve the first mission of the…

Celebrating two years of the International Tech Hub Network

The International Tech Hub Network (ITHN) generates innovation partnerships between the UK and international tech sectors. They achieve this through stimulating local digital economies and building high-end digital skills, with the aim of creating sustainable jobs and growth. Following the success of the original UK-Israel Tech Hub, the Network has expanded its reach across the globe.…

“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…