supported by As part of Big Data Week 2013, FutureGov and HUB Westminster spent a couple of hours talking all things data. The panel of 11 brilliant speakers had five minutes to do a Lightning Talk on how they’ve solved social problems by using data creatively, while the questions and discussion were passionate and got [...]
Last November, we kicked off the Local by Social programme in Coventry
This is John. Those of you at CityCamp London in October will remember him. You know, the bloke from IBM who spoke with such breakneck enthusiasm he wore out our two signers and forced them into creative contortions as he made up words which they more than matched with improvised hand gestures. For those of you [...]
This article was first published in last week’s Local Government Chronicle (in print and online) along with articles on the recent Local by Social Midlands event we supported LGID to run with Coventry City Council as well as the thoughts of Martin Reeves, Chief Executive at Coventry. The times they are a-changin’. Social media and [...]
This week has been a big week in open government data, starting with the International Open Government Data Conference in Washington DC (see Alex Howard for all the news from that) followed by the Open Government Data Camp here in the UK. Here friend of FutureGov Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson gives his view on open government data from the [...]
The government open data revolution is nigh, and journalists are already readying themselves to expose recalcitrant public bodies afresh in the New Year. January 2011 is already earmarked in their diaries as the date when local councils will be required to provide detailed information on key areas such as spend, services and performance, presenting them [...]
Local authorities already face formidable challenges in adjusting to the new age of austerity. There will be many tough decisions to come to ensure core services are protected amid the cuts. But now there is a new challenge.
Tomorrow sees the Supporting Pipes team lead the second of three workshops, this time in Edinburgh, as part of the Scottish Government’s ALISS ( Access to Local Information to Support Self Management ) project. The project is working closely with users to design (and off) line solutions to help people with long term conditions find local support and services. Before that though, Lauren Currie reflects on learning from the first event last Thursdy in Glasgow.
We seem to be in a run of telling you about new projects we’re involved in at the moment. This time round, we’re partnering with our associates Snook to work with the Scottish Government on their groundbreaking ALISS project. Here our project lead, Lauren Currie, tells more…
Congratulations! Congratulations to the team behind this huge undertaking. I apologise for not being clear enough about this up front.