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.  ...
Is it time to ditch Digital Government?

Is it time to ditch Digital Government?

Stian Westlake, Executive Director of Policy and Research at Nesta, recently posted a blog calling for innovation policymakers ‘to be less boring’. The main thrust of his argument was that innovation policy is littered with technocratic jargon and consultant-speak...
Where should government start with Big Data?

Where should government start with Big Data?

The following is based on a presentation given by Eddie Copeland at London City Hall for WANdisco’s Big Data Breakfast on 13 January 2015. Where a complaint comes from. The value of the property. The building’s square footage. The age of the building. The timeliness...