Eddie Copeland

Head of Technology Policy, 2013-15


Eddie Copeland

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5 points of focus for the ‘next phase’ of GDS

5 points of focus for the ‘next phase’ of GDS

As the dust settles following the announcement of several high-profile departures from the Government Digital Service (GDS) – not least of its Head, Mike Bracken – it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on what should come next. Matt Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet...
What are the policy challenges of driverless cars?

What are the policy challenges of driverless cars?

It was Jeremy Clarkson who offered one of the most memorable cautionary notes about the future of driverless cars. To paraphrase Amazon’s new TV star, “You have to remember that however sophisticated driverless cars get, somewhere there’s a guy called Keith tinkering...
What if public services could be more like Amazon’s?

What if public services could be more like Amazon’s?

For all the advances we have seen during the course of the last parliament in the development of better online transactions, they are not ‘user-centric’ but ‘users-centric’ (plural). They are designed so that anyone, anywhere will find them simple, quick and...
What does the election result mean for tech policy?

What does the election result mean for tech policy?

For months it was expected that the 2015 general election would be followed by days or even weeks of political uncertainty as parties vied to form a new coalition. Instead – and to the surprise of almost everyone – the outcome was clear. What might be the implications...
We’re asking the wrong questions about Smart Cities

We’re asking the wrong questions about Smart Cities

Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart homes. Smart grids. Prefix almost any noun with ‘smart’ and you have yourself a technological revolution. If you believe the hype, almost any problem can be solved or situation made better if only the device is smart enough.  ...