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A Summer of fun and learning

Andy Gardner

Andy Gardner, September 2, 2021 — Civil Society

Marketing & Communications Content Manager, SLQ Sports Leaders

Now is the perfect time to get back out and reconnect with friends, family and community, looking ahead to the future and more times we can all enjoy together. After a period of time like no other that has forced us all to spend time alone and away from the people we love, this summer…

From Aylesbury to Tokyo: How a WWII Refugee Pioneered the Paralympic Games

National Archives

National Archives, September 1, 2021 — Paralympics

This blog was written by: Jenni Orme, Head of Collections, Engagement and Expertise at The National Archives and Katherine Gwyn, Community Outreach and Projects Archivist, Buckinghamshire Archives The Paralympics are here! Once again we’ve been watching extraordinary feats on the field and triumphs on the track (and that’s not even mentioning the pool, velodrome or…

Making it Magic for Everyone

Ian Crabbe

Ian Crabbe, July 28, 2021 — Civil Society

Managing Director Resort Theme Parks for Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments Director, Ian Crabbe, welcomes the National Disability Strategy and reflects on some of the positive changes Alton Towers have made to ensure everyone has a safe, fun and memorable visit. A visit from the MinisterWe were delighted to welcome Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston to Alton Towers recently, to show him not only the…

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.…

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…