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Two Arts and Humanities Research Fellowships awarded

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Charlotte Marriott, November 4, 2022 — Culture

Head of International Cultural Protection, DCMS

In May 2022 two new research projects were awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding to explore key DCMS policy areas. This will fund two academics, through a short term funded research opportunity called a fellowship. The research fellowships have been established as part of DCMS’ Chief Scientific Advisor Office’s aim to build stronger…

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 programme At 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…

English Tourism Week 2019: Changing perceptions with 5G technology

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, April 1, 2019 — Culture

Mayor of the West of England

Tourism can change the way we think about a place and we are using advanced 5G technology to change and challenge perceptions of tourist attractions around the West of England. Smart Tourism Our 5G Smart Tourism showcase in March used virtual and augmented reality to enhance the visitor experience in Bristol and Bath. For example,…

Celebrating World Radio Day – a trusted friend to billions

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, February 13, 2019 — Digital

CEO, Radiocentre

Today is World Radio Day, a celebration of the medium that brings vital information, entertainment and companionship to billions of people around the world and continues to evolve as a fundamental part of society. In recent years social media, music streaming and podcasts, on-demand TV and video services have all flourished, creating ever more pressure on people’s media…

International cooperation is vital for Internet of Things security

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, December 10, 2017 — Digital

Dr Madeline Carr is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security at UCL

In the second in our series of blogs covering our work on cyber security, Dr Madeline Carr, an associate professor at UCL who is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, explores the international policy dimension of Internet of Things (IoT) security. PETRAS has contributed extensively throughout the DCMS Secure by Default review.…

Securing our connected world

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, October 6, 2017 — Digital

Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group

In the first of a series of blogs covering DCMS’s work on cyber security, Martin Sadler, Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group explores the Secure by Default Review, which  looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) market has developed and what impact this has on the cyber security landscape. As we put…

Lifetime Learning

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, July 18, 2016 — Culture

Director of Digital Economy Unit at DCMS

Now more than ever, we live in a world that’s being reshaped by technology. To make the most of this, we all need to consider how we adapt and update our skills to keep up with the innovations that can revolutionise our personal and professional lives. Lifetime Learning Event Technology has always changed our labour…

The Digital Revolution will be Mobile

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, November 6, 2014 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

It’s a cliché but it’s true: the internet has completely revolutionised the way we live our lives. In 2014, the world works, shops, studies and socialises online. And the revolution is increasingly mobile. Some analysts believe that, by the end of this year, the majority of UK internet traffic will come from handheld devices rather…