This year's CognitionX festival presented a packed lineup of all things AI & blockchain. The breakthroughs in AI for public engagement, health tech and education are particular exciting from a CivTech perspective. Of course it was also great to meet Sophia! As governments and related organisations make use of the new technologies, they also need … Continue reading Cog X: How does AI impact the job market and what does this mean for CivTech?
When it comes to GovTech and CivTech innovations, a great deal can be learnt from US examples. Recently the state of Louisiana enlisted the machine learning and data processing services of Splunk Enterprise to consolidate IT departments across 20 executive branches. The move saved the government $70 million as well as improving efficiencies and citizen … Continue reading When Civ Tech saves the government millions
Spring 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 Spring CivTech Forum Meetup: Working on the Public Service Monopoly
On Monday 12th February we hosted the first CivTech Forum Meetup of 2018. The Event was designed to continue working on the public service monopoly through expert talks and guided networking. Our first speaker was Fotis Talantzis, CEO of Novoville, a successful start-up that aims to redesign the way citizens interface with their local councils. He explained … Continue reading Winter CivTech Forum Event Summary
Public Health teams promote healthy lifestyles and prevent people from ill health, not just through medicine but also through wider factors that have an impact on health. The responsibilities of Public Health teams range from sexual health promotion to smoking cessation and interventions can include anything from non-smoking poster to promoting playing football in the … Continue reading The Impact of Cuts on Public Health
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 after … Continue reading GDPR – the 5 things you need to know