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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.…

The National Data Strategy – the conversation continues

Bethan Charnley

Bethan Charnley, May 24, 2021 — Uncategorized

Head of National Data Strategy Implementation

Head of National Data Strategy Implementation, Bethan Charnley discusses the launch of the government response to the National Data Strategy consultation and plans for the NDS Forum.What a week! Last Tuesday I had the pleasure and privilege of overseeing the launch of the government’s response to consultation on the National Data Strategy Framework. Our response to…

Technology as a Trojan Horse

Annette Mees

Annette Mees, May 20, 2021 — #HereForCulture

Director, Audience Labs at The Royal Opera House

Over the last three years I have been the director of Audience Labs, an artist-led innovation programme at The Royal Opera House, which has afforded me the extraordinary opportunity to work with different technologies, partners, and a sweep of great artists. We have been exploring the true meaning of innovation, finding pioneering artists and next…

Coming Together as a Community

Chaitrali Chitre

Chaitrali Chitre, May 19, 2021 — #HereForCulture

Sahyadri Friends Group

Helping everyone in the community is at the heart of what Sahyadri Friends Group do on a daily basis. Their celebration and acceptance of cultural and religious diversity encapsulates why Coventry is the UK’s City of Culture for 2021. Who we areFounded in 2016, Sahyadri Friends Group is a diverse mix of 250 families who…

“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…

Bluebell Railway: Virtual tours that take culture online, into care homes and around the world

Ruth Rowatt

Ruth Rowatt, February 26, 2021 — #HereForCulture

Marketing and Communications Manager, Bluebell Railway

A grant from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to the Bluebell Railway has enabled us to create virtual tours of our stations, locomotive shed and museum. This project is ongoing with more tours coming soon, including Kingscote Station, booking office and signal box! The link to our first tour was put on the Bluebell Railway…

MindOut provides vital support for LGBTQ mental health

Helen Jones

Helen Jones, February 23, 2021 — #CommunitiesCan

CEO, MindOut

As part of DCMS Community Match Challenge through Global’s Make Some Noise, MindOut, based in Brighton, has received a £20,000 grant for their virtual mental health service for the LGBTQ+ community. The funding covers online Support Worker salaries and training costs to extend hours for the online support service. This temporary increase in hours and…