Latest Industrial Strategy Publications
Smart Devolution proposes that mayors should be required to set up data offices to create smarter, more productive cities. Learning the lessons from New York, the report examines how most cities could access and utilise the vast quantities of data available, to help improve public services, safety and economic growth.
Higher, Further, Faster, More calls for BIS to redirect up to £532m of the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) grant to improve the quality of Further Education. Whilst acknowledging the importance of our Higher Education sector, the report points out that universities are sitting on reserves of £12.3bn at a time when 1 in 4 FE colleges could effectively go bankrupt within a year.
Big Data in the Big Apple: The lessons London can learn from New York’s data-driven approach to smart cities
Big Data in the Big Apple argues that the next Mayor of London should replicate New York’s success at using analytics by appointing a Data Tsar based in City Hall whose job would be to lead a team of analysts that collects and overlays different data sets held by each of London 33 boroughs as well as the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade.
Latest Industrial Strategy Blogs
Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, reflects back on the key developments on the public sector digital transformation and sets out his predictions for 2016.
Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, interviews Mike Flowers, the founding director of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, about his experiences of applying data analytics to urban environments.
Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, shows how digital tools offer a powerful channel for policymakers to use and enhance nudge techniques and how, in turn, nudge prompts offer the potential to increase the effectiveness of digital government projects.
Latest Industrial Strategy News
There is something of a renaissance underway around the British coast. And London needs to watch out.
In a comment piece for City AM, Jimmy McLoughlin, Head of Policy at the Institute of Directors, cites problems highlighted in Policy Exchange’s Silicon Citiesreport of the graduate brain drain that London is causing for the rest of the UK.
Comments made by Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, at a recent workshop event are covered by Government Computing. Eddie argued that due to the isolated way in which local government IT has organically developed, councils are a long way from being able to adopt open standards and share services.
Latest Industrial Strategy Events
Conservative Conference 2015 | Are we nearly there yet? Where’s the UK heading with driverless cars?
With Steve Yianni, Transport Systems Catapult; Brian Matthews, Milton Keynes Head of Transport Innovation; Senior Representative from Nissan Technical Centre Europe [name TBC]; Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange; further speakers to be confirmed.
Conservative Conference 2015 | Computer says yes! What are the opportunities and threats of going digital?
With The Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General; Matt Warman MP; Peter Horrocks, Open University; Nick Williams, Lloyds Banking Group; Rachel Neaman, GoOn UK; Debbie Wosskow, Love Home Swap; and Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange.
With Chi Onwurah MP; Hetan Shah, Royal Statistical Society; Emma Carr, Big Brother Watch; Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network; Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange.