On Tuesday 13 February, the CivTechForum, together with The Rain Gods and Spend Network, will be hosting a round table discussion on SMEs and government procurement. Recent events concerning major service suppliers to UK government, including Carillion and Capita, have highlighted the extent to which a large proportion of services have become concentrated in realtively few … Continue reading Event: SMEs and Government Procurement Roundtable
Public health is going digital. PHE and the NHS already embrace technology: from NHS Choices to the Change4Life Sugar Smart mobile app, information has long been transmitted to the public electronically. In a different remit, public health indicators are gathered through Fingertips, allowing the generation of local health profiles. In 2018 we expect to see a surge in new … Continue reading What will digital mean for Public Health England in 2018?
Winter CivTech Forum Meetup - Working on the Public Service Monopoly Do you want to meet innovative startups and organisations? Are you seeking to develop your network and build partnerships with real commercial value? Looking for inspiration from leaders in CivTech? Join us for The CivTech Forum summer meet up. Hear from established CivTech businesses and meet … Continue reading Winter CivTech Forum Meetup: Working on the Public Service Monopoly
The starting point for many conversations around AI is based on the fear felt by many over the future of jobs. There is substance to this, in my view, but there are certainly only a fraction of jobs, if any, that will not be affected by AI in the relatively short term. This has happened … Continue reading AI for Government is Like AI Everywhere Else
Data protection is changing. Fines of €10mil or 2% of global turnover, whichever is higher, will be issued to any company found to be in breach of GDPR. What is GDPR? The new regulation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already come into force but the first fines won't be issued until March … Continue reading GDPR – the 5 things you need to know
We've all heard the advice - when setting a password use capital letters, numbers and non-alphabetic symbols so that your password can't be guessed. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The man who wrote the now ubiquitous guidance, Bill Burr, has admitted he was wrong. In fact 'thisismypasswordnow' is more hack proof than 'h4cK3r!' So how do … Continue reading Tips for Cybersecurity
Monday 14th August saw the second CivTech Forum Meetup. The Event was designed to continue working on the public service monopoly through guided networking and pace setting talks. The first speaker was Robyn Scott, Co-Founder & CEO of Apolitical – a global network for government to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. She illustrated that platforms … Continue reading Summer CivTech Forum Event Summary
Summer CivTech Forum Meetup - Working on the Public Service Monopoly Do you want to meet innovative startups and organisations? Are you seeking to develop your network and build partnerships with real commercial value? Looking for inspiration from leaders in CivTech? Join us for The CivTech Forum summer meet up. Hear from established CivTech businesses and meet … Continue reading Summer CivTech Forum Meetup: Working on the Public Service Monopoly
On Monday 6th June 2017 we hosted our first CivTech Forum Meetup - Working on the Public Service Monopoly. Attendees included government officials, think tanks, startups and politicians. The event opened with some words from Lord Patel of Bradford on the exciting possibilities inherent in Civ Tech. He told us about the change that he has … Continue reading Event Summary: Working on the Public Service Monopoly
Today I’ve begun to look at the insights beginning to form from our ‘Who should I vote for?’ survey. With over 120 questions, the survey covers key policy areas based on the main UK political party manifestos. As well as helping people to decide on which party best matches their values we will be sending the aggregated … Continue reading Which political party leaders do voters trust?