Publications in Technology Policy

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15 January 2016 | Smart Devolution

By Eddie Copeland, Cameron Scott

  • 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. 

  • 09 June 2015 | Big Data in the Big Apple: The lessons London can learn from New York’s data-driven approach to smart cities

    By Eddie Copeland

  • 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.

  • 26 January 2015 | Small Pieces Loosely Joined: How smarter use of technology and data can deliver real reform of local government

    By Eddie Copeland

  • 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'.

  • 14 August 2014 | Silicon Cities: Supporting the development of tech clusters outside London and the South East of England

    By Eddie Copeland, Cameron Scott

  • 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.

  • 04 June 2014 | Technology Manifesto

    By Eddie Copeland, Cameron Scott, Sarah Fink

  • Politicians and policymakers must put technology front and centre of their thinking for the 2015 general election. This manifesto sets out three principal goals: to build the world's most connected and digitally skilled society; to make Britain the most attractive place outside of Silicon Valley for technology entrepreneurs to start and grow a business; and to make our government the smartest in the world.

  • 02 September 2013 | Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: Remaking government for the digital age

    By Sarah Fink, Chris Yiu, Foreword by Rohan Silva

  • Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger shows how government could save as much as £70 billion by 2020 if it adopted plans to eliminate paper and digitise its activities, work smarter with fewer staff in Whitehall, shop around for the best procurement deals, and accelerate the use of data and analytics.

  • 07 January 2013 | The Superfast and the Furious: Priorities for the future of UK broadband policy

    By Sarah Fink, Chris Yiu

  • The Superfast and the Furious argues that politicians have become overly focused on broadband speeds. Instead the government should focus on helping the 10.8 million people not online and do more to help small businesses make the most of the opportunities presented by the internet.

  • 21 September 2012 | Bits and Billions: A blueprint for high-impact digital entrepreneurship in the UK

    By Chris Yiu

  • The UK has enormous potential to be a world-leader in the high-tech and digital economy, but it is tough for start-ups to find enough coders, designers and other highly skilled staff. Bits and Billions looks to the United States, especially California which is home to nearly half of the top 100 digital start-ups in the world, for lessons for UK policymakers.

  • 19 September 2012 | Simple Things, Done Well: Making practical progress on digital engagement and inclusion

    By Sarah Fink

  • Simple Things, Done Well shows how a "digital-by-default" government can both reach those older people who do not normally use the internet and provide support for young people looking for work and education opportunities.

  • 03 July 2012 | The Big Data Opportunity: Making government faster, smarter and more personal

    By Chris Yiu

  • The Big Data Opportunity shows that better use of data, technology and analytics could help the government save money by improving efficiency rather than reducing service levels. Applying cutting-edge data and analytics in the UK public sector could generate potential savings of up to £16–£33 billion a year.

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