Latest Industrial Strategy Publications
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.
Small Pieces Loosely Joined: How smarter use of technology and data can deliver real reform of local government
Small Pieces Loosely Joined highlights how billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted due to the inability of local councils to share and to use technology and data in the most cost effective way. It sets out how councils can save money by making better use of data through sharing and fraud prevention and by replacing bespoke IT systems with an ‘app store’.
Silicon Cities: Supporting the development of tech clusters outside London and the South East of England
The technology revolution is failing to reach all parts of Britain. Silicon Cities argues that ‘clusters’ – geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field – are the most effective way of boosting the technology sector across the country, and makes a number of recommendations as to how this can be achieved.
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.